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This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a stunning French slip from 1933. The slip is made with openwork stitching at the front and lace insets at the bust. The openwork is done by hand but there are presser foots for most machines that do it for you now. Also, openwork can be substituted for very narrow lace.

This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2" chest to as large as a 60" chest and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time.

Don't have a printer? Not a problem! We offer a printing service for these patterns here:

The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler.

These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate level home seamstress will most likely have little trouble.

For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post:

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What you will need:
Paper (I use large tracing paper but butcher paper, muslin fabric, wrapping paper etc all work great!)
Fabric: this pattern requires approximately 2 meters (about 2 1/4 yards).
It's that simple! No special tools are required!

If French is your first language and you would prefer a copy of the instructions in French instead, please let me know. I would be happy to send that too!

Ruler type: Class A

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Vintage Sewing Pattern 1930's French Slip with Openwork and Lace in Any Size- PLUS Size Included- Depew 183 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD-



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