How To Sew A Slip Pattern

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Simplicity 9729 Madalynne Intimates Sew Along

Sewing pretty undergarments is very personal. One of the easiest to sew is a slip. The fit doesn’t have to be perfect, and it is a great way to practice your construction skills. Simplicity’s 9729 slip pattern is rated as easy-to-sew and I agree, with a little bit of instruction, you can learn how to sew a slip pattern.

The best part about having a go-to slip pattern is that you can make one in any color. With sheers so prevalent on the runway and ready to wear, having a slip that coordinates with your garment could be a game changer.

In this sew along we cover:

  • Sewing with lace
  • Mitering corners
  • Constructing spaghetti straps
  • Fitting yourself by yourself

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The Pattern – Simplicity 9729

How To Sew A Slip

Simplicity 9729 a Madalynne slip pattern offers three slip pattern styles and two different length options. A long length full slip, a short version slip with a closer fit, knee length, and a half slip with an elastic waist. The pattern comes in size XS-XL. With the help of my sew along video, even an advanced beginner can successfully complete this great pattern.

There are only a few pattern pieces cut out for the slip and a few more for the lace. The pattern looks complicated, but it is quite simple. Version A would make a pretty slip dress for a summer outing. For the video I made version B. A short, body skimming slip with lace on the bodice. I added lace to the bottom of the black satin version and sewed a simple baby hem for the blush satin version. I love wearing a pretty slip, it’s like a cozy secret.

The Fabric

How To Sew A Slip


I used two different laces from Mood. With the added top stitching to the lace, there was no need to use French seams.

The stretch lace, Blush Floral Scrolls Stretch Lace Trim with Scalloped Edges – 6.25″, was easy to work with. I used a spare piece on the Simplicity 9702 Sew Along to cover the deep plunging neckline.

The delicate, Italian Fine Black Lace Trim with Eyelash Edges – 7″, was also great to sew. The eyelash trim on the edges worked fine going through the sewing machine. As long as you go slow and pay attention, it works fine.

Medium Weight Knit Fabric

How To Sew A Slip Pattern

The pattern is suitable for slippery fabrics like Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine, and othr silky types. I chose the Jessica Stretch Satin. A little stretch in your garments; stretch woven fabrics like this satin, can make a garment more comfortable. I love that it comes in about a dozen colors. You want your slip to be slippery because you want your garment to glide over the slip.

Everyone needs a pretty black slip, so that was an easy choice. I also purchased the blush colorway. I’ve made so many summer dresses out of cotton lawn, and they require a slip — for me at least.

Pro Tip: How cute would this slip be in the full length option in a fun summery print. I am always happy to get more than one use out of my sewing patterns.

The Sew Along

Follow along with my YouTube video for step by step instructions for sewing up this pretty slip pattern. The trickiest part of this sewing pattern is the pieced bodice with the lace trim. When you break it down into small tasks, it’s doable. When you use my sewing tutorials, you can feel confident in your diy sewing projects outcome.

I love the straps construction for the slip pattern. Instead of turning the straps, they are folded in on themselves like bias binding, it is a beautiful finishing technique.


How To Sew A Slip

Duck billed scissors or Applique Scissors are perfect when you are trying to trim away excess fabric pieces without nicking into your finished garment.

I love my Bernette 38 Sewing Machine

Ready To Wear Option

Kim Kardashian’s sought-after SKIMS lace trimmed slip is a close match, the Simplicity pattern is a little more delicate and fancy.

Simple Slip Dress And Slip Pattern

How To Sew A Slip Pattern

You don’t need to be nervous about sewing with lace and slippery fabric. If you pin, go slowly, and follow the step by step directions; you can learn how to sew a slip pattern. You will have a drawer full of fashionable and functional slips and/or slip dresses.

Happy Sewing,



For more tips on sewing with slippery fabrics, go to How To Sew Slippery Fabrics where I take you through cutting, pinning, stitching, and hemming luscious and lightweight fabrics.

I love my Bernette 38 Sewing Machine. It is perfect for sewing beautiful garments. 

Make your garments better with my 21 Tips To Take Your DIY Garment From Homemade To High End

Do you love Sew Alongs and Sewing Tips and Tricks? My Youtube channel Barrett’s Custom Design is filled with great sewing techniques served up with a few laughs. 

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7 thoughts on “How To Sew A Slip Pattern

  1. A slip is a great first step when learning to sew undergarments. Great idea! Also, my mom used to sew a lot when I was little. I remember her duck billed scissors!

  2. Appreciate all the tips on how to sew a slip pattern. The material is so much more delicate and harder to work with.

  3. My mother in law taught me recently how to make a simple dress / slip. I’ve since tried and failed myself, but practice makes perfect right? I’m not one for wearing either but i’ve been picking apart older, cheap dresses I no longer wear or find in charity shops and putting them back together. I was told this is one of the best ways to learn!

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