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Barbara Deckert wrote the book Sewing for Plus Sizes to help her well-padded friends create the beautiful, fashionable,and properly fitted clothes they deserve. Barbara learned fine sewing techniques ...

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'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips

from Barbara Deckert Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : 'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips
'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips
'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips
'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips
'The Hippy Slippy' Two Half Slips

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cut and sew a basic garment.

Pattern Description:

An essential for any plus size women's wardrobe, slips act like instant linings. They increase opacity, allow clothing to slide over the body without clinging, and they're quintessentially pretty and feminine!

The shorter version is just above the knee on most figures, and features a back walking slit. The longer version features a hip yoke to reduce bulk around the hips and waist, where we don't need it, yet it's full enough for a long walking stride; the length is upper mid calf on most figures. Both slips may be hemmed rather than trimmed with lace for a more tailored look.

Treat yourself to beautiful lingerie!

May also be worn as skirts.

Fast and easy to sew. Complete construction instructions are included with the pattern. I regret that I cannot offer individual sewing instructions. For individual use only; not for resale.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Multi-sized 1X - 6X; waist/hips 39/55 - 59/75 inches


  • Sewing machine.
  • Optional: serger
  • Usual cutting, marking, and sewing tools.

You Will Also Need:

  • Fabric: For long slip, 3 1/2 yards 45" woven fabrics such as silk charmeuse, China silk, or crepe de chine; cotton batiste or lawn; handkerchief linen; OR in lightweight knits such as nylon tricot; nylon or poly jersey, or nylon/poly-spandex such as swimwear knits.
  • Optional scalloped lace trim: 3 yards of 1-3 inch wide.
  • For short slip: 1 3/4 yards fabrics as above; 2 1/2 yards lace trim as described above.
  • 3/8 inch wide elastic, 1 1/2 yards.
  • Use stretch trims with knits.

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