Compostable Wardrobe: Silk Slip
I was really self conscious about wearing my Alpaca dress without something underneath it. My friend Sam, who seems to be able to answer all my fiber and knitting questions, suggested that I make a slip to wear underneath it. This would serve twopurposes. First, it would insure you could not see through my dress. Obviously, this is a good thing. Also, the slip would help the dress last longer. While wearing the slip, the dress will not be constantly rubbing up against my skin, wearing the fiber out. After spending so much time knitting the dress, this was a much welcomed tip.
The slip is made from 100% silk that I purchased using the ASPiRE grant money and sewn together with 100% unbleached cotton thread. I used a vintage pattern found on Pinterest and altered it to fit my figure.
Afterwards Sam and I had a dying party…any reason to have a party, right? We prepare the dye bath with two heads of red cabbage. I choose cabbage because it was in season when I completed this piece and I really adore the color.
I am pretty happy with the results and it feels so good on.
Side note: I probably should not admit this, but I feel so ridiculously silly modeling the clothing I have made for this series. Thankfully my photographer, and friend, Debra Eby works her magic to only show my good side. Thank you Debi!