What to Wear Beneath what You Wear to an Air Raid

The Air Raid isn't too far off. We are talking a couple of weeks and it's time to prepare! I'm getting my Warden outfit together, going to make the arm band soon. I'm deciding on what my second wardrobe change is going to be and I think I'm going to wear separates. The blouse will be my palm tree rayon, and I'm working on the skirt too. Things are coming together.

But the Air Raid is outside, and I've been there and it can get cold, so I figure it's time I addressed my undergarment situation seeing as I don't want my bottom to freeze.

I need to work on making undergarments anyway. It's one of my deficits. Actually loungewear and undergarments are big holes in my wardrobe. I think I'm going to work on those for the rest of the month.

I pulled out all of my cotton flannel for jim jam pants. Mmmm, toasty.

I decided to pull out a couple of my slip patterns and whip some up. I narrowed it down to the one I'm sick of seeing, and another princess seamed one. I think you can tell which one I chose.

I looked through my stash and grabbed a few yards of this heavy fabric I had. I didn't know what it's content was so I did a burn test. I was totally surprised to discover that it was not a polly blend. It appears to be a cotton/rayon blend, more heavy on the cotton. Yay! It's a bit brushed so that was the side that I'll put on the inside.

I sized up the pattern, just a bit, then cut out the pieces.

By the by, tomato paste cans make *great* fabric weights. I realized I was glad that I used this fabric for a slip because it's off the grain.

I'm also glad I caught that after the second piece which was on grain. It was strange, like the grain was all wobbly. It's a slip, so I'm not too worried about it. It's not so bad that I have to worry about twisting. The fabric isn't the best for my skin tone anyway, so a slip it shall be.

I could have finished this thing in one day but I started it at 4pm, and after working with the pattern it just got too late to sew. It's all pinned and ready to go, so I'm calling this a day project. I think I'll make a couple more of these, maybe even add short sleeves to another one, if not this one.

I know this will do the trick at keeping me warm. I'm getting excited!

6 comments:

  1. I must have missed you posting about this "Air Raid" event. It sounds exciting and I can't wait to see what else you sew for it!

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  2. Hot damn. It would never have occurred to me to sew a warm slip for warmth under a dress. Thanks so much for the seed planted in my head!

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  3. How funny!! I made nearly the exact thing a few years ago to wear under my dress at the air raid. Did the trick!

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  4. I use canned goods too for my pattern weights. My favorite are cans of tuna and the smaller cans of tomato paste. :)

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  5. When I was a child, and ONLY dresses were to be worn to school, my grandmother made my sister and I slips lined with flannel. They were a little heavier than our regular slips but they were toasty warm and didn't stick to our dresses. The outside was a smoother material, maybe a fine cotton. It was sewn together at the neck and arm, but both flannel and outer material were hemmed separately. I'm sure they were a PIA for mom, as they prob needed to be ironed, but I loved them!

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  6. Oh, a double lined ship, pikojiko! That sounds niiiice..

    Its amazing how now a days it seems to be alright for a gal to have her skirt sticking to her legs. Especially those jersey dresses everyone seems to be wearing, with leggings... I see gals all the time when they walk, their skirt just rubbing and ridding up. eep!

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