I need green shoes

I realized the other day that I have several pieces of green fabric designated for clothing. I think I need some green shoes to go with them, don’t you? Here’s the first completed piece of green apparel:

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Yup, it’s another item from the Machiko Kayaki Home Couture book. I used cotton fabric from the Aunt Gracie’s line. It fits pretty well, but the cotton sticks to my underwear! I guess I need a slip? I am so clueless when it comes to undergarments, so if you have any tips, please feel free to leave them!
Here’s a closeup of the fabric and the buttons I used:
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29 Responses to I need green shoes

  1. Mandy says:

    I like the red shoes with them! Elli just got some great green shoes, though, too: http://www.elliphantom.com/

  2. debbie says:

    your dress looks so nice and comfy! i love how the buttons and fabric compliment each other and that shade of green actually looks good with your red shoes! as for the underwear thingie – have you considered a culotte slip? i think you might be able to find one to couple with a camisole, or just go with a full slip….i’m not very updated in the underwear department as you can probably tell….

  3. Gabriella says:

    pale muted silver would be lovely too.

  4. Donna says:

    I love that dress. The lines are so simple yet flattering. And the color is great as well.

  5. caitlyn says:

    Great dress! Sorry, I don’t know anything about slips either.

  6. sally says:

    CUTE dress. I just made a kerchief with the same fabric! Yes, sounds like you either need a slip or silky undies. =)

  7. patti says:

    I love the dress!! It looks so comfy, and adorable. I am looking forward to getting that book!!
    I guess a slip would be the right thing, or at least some satin-y undies?

  8. Jenn says:

    I love the dress with the red shoes. You don’t need green ones!

  9. Terry says:

    Yes, no green shoes needed – the red ones are perfect! Nice dress and button choice. I just bought her skirt book (you should have seen how fast I grabbed it at Kinokinuya) – very nice projects. Slips? you probably can make a nice cotton batiste one – nicer than those nylon ones so common in stores. A full length one keeps things smooth. (Advice from someone who has maybe two slips total – not much 🙂

  10. marielle says:

    While I’m in love with those green shoes that Mandy linked to, I’ve gotta agree – the red is *perfect* with that gorgeous dress. Perfect!
    As for slips – funny you should mention it, I just decided yesterday to buy my first half-slip ever. I decided to go for vintage and cotton, which, naturally, led me to Ebay – two for eleven bucks. Although I’m now a bit worried about the cotton – it hadn’t occurred to me that it might create a, um, “sticky” situation!

  11. Kate says:

    Beautiful work! I say stick with the shoes you’ve got, they look fabulous with the green. I’d have to recommend a very lightweight full slip for summer so you don’t have anything pinching at your waist. That’s most comfy for me.

  12. Lois says:

    Here’s another vote for sticking with the red shoes. They look adorable with the green dress!! Always amazed and impressed with your sewing.

  13. carolyn says:

    yes, a lil silky slip will solve that problem. you don’t really want to wear a half slip with a full dress b/c then when you move your arms up, the slip won’t move up with them and may stick out the bottom. i.e., you wear half slips with skirts and full slips with dresses. there is your slip lesson for the week.

  14. Silvia says:

    Cute dress! I like the red shoes too, but any excuse to buy even more shoes is always welcome.
    As for undies with cotton skirts and dresses, I either wear a thong or satiny undies. The satin doesn’t stick to the cotton frock and you don’t need a slip.

  15. melissa f. says:

    just testing…

  16. Kristin says:

    The dress is perfect. Peter Pan collars look good on everyone.
    Lime green Crocs would look wonderful with it!

  17. melissa f. says:

    testing again– this time to say that while i don’t think peter pan collars look good on EVERYBODY, they do on you. and yes to a slip– no to a bunchy crotch.

  18. melissa f. says:

    oh crap… that’s the one that got through? not my best.

  19. Stella says:

    Try Second Skin Satin from Victoria’s Secret. Slips are just another layer of clothing and will make you hot, plus the show at the hem… I find them annoying, but I can always deal with a good excuse to shop VS!

  20. myra says:

    The dress is amazing, especially the fabric! And I like the red shoes with it too.

  21. Charlotte says:

    Yes, a full slip is what you need. They can be hard to find — at least where I live — and the best resource for them is Wal-Mart. They carry a nice one which comes in lengths so you can get one hopefully just a couple of inches shorter than your dress. Ideally, slip should reach top of hem.

  22. Lydia says:

    Nicely done! Looks great on you. Thanks to Carolyn for the note on what type of slip works for different clothes; I never knew. No wonder why my slip showed when I wore a half with a skirt (I don’t wear skirts or dresses anymore)!

  23. Diane D. says:

    Very cute dress! I used to sew most of my own clothes. I eventually started lining any dresses or skirts that I made because I hated wearing slips so much. Skirts are very easy to line. Dresses are only a little harder. The bonus of lining a cotton garment is that it will not get as wrinkly as quickly.

  24. lera says:

    LOVE the green dress.
    I like the red shoes with it!

  25. Gina says:

    The dress is so perfect. I would suggest either a slip or those sort of slip shorts. I think nylon is best for non-stick.

  26. melissa says:

    That turned out great! I love the fabric…very vintagey.

  27. katie says:

    What a cute dress! It’s very 1940s.

  28. Kristin says:

    Wonderful dress! Love the collar!

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