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Eliza

The Skirt Slip
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Eliza is a versatile half slip that is layered under skirts and dresses to create different silhouettes. To create the illusion of a very full skirt, make Eliza out of organza, tulle, or lace, then use it to shape circle and gathered skirts (such as Brooklyn and Zinnia) as well as dresses (such as Moneta, Rue, Myrtle, Hazel, Peony, and Éclair). For a slimmer silhouette, make Eliza in a light weight fabric such as silk, rayon, or cotton lawn. Can't decide which one to make? Create the illusion of a moderately full skirt by making the godets in a contrasting fabric, such as organza, tulle, or lace.

Check out Block, Paper, Scissors in the February, 2017 issue of Seamwork to see how to eliminate the godets altogether, draft a waistband, and how transform this half slip into an outerwear garment. With just two pattern pieces, this pattern is simple to construct, and adds diversity to your existing wardrobe.

Design number: 3055

Eliza appeared in the February, 2017 issue of Seamwork.

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