|1920's Cream Lace Chemise with Hand Embroidery from wearitagainsamvintage.com|
|French silk/lace slip, 1920s. Can't find the original source, sorry :(|
|A beautiful vintage slip from wildrosevintage.blogspot.com|
|A more conservative slip from the Metropolitan Museum|
|A black 1920s silk slip from the Metropolitan Museum|
So I went trough my stash, actually in hope of finding some suitable silk, but then I came across a rather firm but smooth black and completely opaque rayon which I deemed perfect for the task. It has little spades woven into it and feels wonderful on the skin. I guess it's the stuff that is normally used for the backs of modern waistcoats.
I used this pattern (or rather, these instructions) from realhistoricalpatterns.tumblr.com (which is a great blog by the way, thank you so much whoever you are!)
The pattern/instructions worked really well. The fact that my slip has a seam at the waist which isn't supposed to be there is just because I'm an idiot who can't accept that cutting fabric after midnight is not a good idea. I had no more fabric to cut it again, but then it's not that terrible a mistake. The slip is still doing what it's supposed to, and nobody is going to see it anyway.
All in all, I am very happy with this garment. Stupid mistakes aside, it was easy to sew and I made the right fabric choice - smooth against the skin and against the dress fabric.