Dolly Slips…half & full…Oh, so cute and made from Tulle…

Many of the doll dresses that I make just HAVE to have a slip underneath them and it’s always fun to see what kind of slip I can come up with. I think the slip should be just as adorable as the dress, don’t you? My computer was being a little contrary and it took forever to get these few pictures loaded…so I only managed to get slips listed that were shown on my Little Darlings, by Dianna Effner. That being said, lets get right to some slips from the archives…I hope you’ll enjoy this “undercover” showing…











I hope you enjoyed these “undies”…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. So pretty, it’s a shame to hide them, Jeanne. And, they’re all a bit different.

    Tulle kind of makes me crazy to work with (like velvet). I had to gather an 80″ strip for some of my skirts that had a little ruffle underneath. It’s not something I enjoy at all. How do you like it enough to make them for every outfit?

    • HI Cindy,
      I hope you saw I answered your post from yesterday…it was late after my party last night, but I got to it.
      As far as the tulle goes… I guess it just works for me… the main thing is to keep it straight when you cut it out. I stitch both sides using a mark on my sewing machine and then trim away one close to the stitching…maybe that will help???
      Thanks, Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Good morning Jeanne. The slips are beautiful, so sweet and feminine, not to mention the detail you are famous for. Your models, the Little Darling dolls are growing on me. May have to get one down the road. The print on the second dress is very sweet and summery as well as the red tulip material.
    I am a child of the 50’s and netted slips were referred to as “can-cans” back then. Didn’t know what real can-cans were until I was much older.

    • Thanks Paula,
      I was born the 50’s too, but I can’t remember if we called them can-can’s or not… I think just slips or maybe petticoats… not sure.
      So glad you liked looking at them…that’s all that matters.
      Blessings, Jeanne

      • Charlotte Trayer says:

        I was born in 1946, and I definitely remember wearing can-cans! My mother would starch mine and spread them over open umbrellas to dry!!

        I think that’s one reason I enjoyed square dancing so much–all those poufy full petticoats!! I had many colors–lavender, hot pink, emerald green, even silver!!

  3. Karen Collins says:

    Jeanne, those are all so very pretty! I love them!
    I have started gathering fabric for skirts etc on my Pullen Pleater. I bet it would work great for tulle!

    • Hi Karen,
      Yes, your pleater might work well, but for me it’s just as easy to run 2 rows of gathering and pull it up to how full you need it…
      Hope you’re successful though…
      Blessings, Jeanne

    • Charlotte Trayer says:

      Hadn’t thought to use my Pullen pleater to gather skirts and petticoats. What a great idea! Thanks.

  4. It is fun to see the shorter length of one slip. Most LD, and other dolls, dresses I find on ebay are quite long. I’d guess this is because buyers prefer the long length. The decorations on the slips are a lovely touch.

  5. HI Jan,
    If you get a full enough slip, even if the dress is long, the slip will still hold it out. Now if the idea is for the slip to show underneath just a little bit, you might need one a little longer…
    Thank you very much,
    Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Linda Doyle says:

    Jeanne, those slips are so sweet and feminine! Actually, they could also be ballet outfits! Have you ever made any ballet outfits or costumes for dolls? I think you could pull it off nicely, and maybe make tiny ballet slippers too!

    • HI Linda,
      I hope you saw my answer to your comment yesterday…
      I can’t think of any ballet sets I’ve ever done, but you’re right…they would look sweet as one.
      I think a Civil War dress is next on my list… gotta get busy now that my party is over…
      Thanks Linda,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Charlotte Trayer says:

    Another fabric you could use for petticoats (if you can find it) is sheer nylon tricot. You would need to use a new ballpoint (or similar) needle, since tricot is a knit, and sew with a narrow zigzag for best results. If you haven’t sewn on tricot before, you may want to practice on scraps first. (Hint, I use a little scrap of paper or tear-away stabilizer at the very beginning of the seam, to keep it from sucking down into the feed dogs.) I’ve seen some beautiful petticoats made of sheer tricot–the gal who made one for my 16″ Julie Good-Kruger doll added a little self-ruffle on the bottom. It’s not quite as poufy, but soft and lovely. (A couple of my square dance petticoats were made of sheer tricot, and I loved them!)

    • Thanks Charlotte… I think I have used it in the past… I don’t use the super stiff tulle but the softer kind… Blessings… Jeanne

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