Added Nov 11, 2011
I had been looking for a pattern for French Knickers and found one at sewveravenus.com. This amazing seamstress makes vintage-style clothing from original patterns. Anyway, these are an adaptation of her 1930s Circular French Knickers. I am nowhere near the skill level of VV and I found them quite fiddly in places, you will see my reinforcement of the gusset peak with bias binding as I really botched that bit! I really love these knickers, but would instead trust the pattern and not my instincts next time I make a pair, these (believe it or not) are a little brief!!!
I didn’t hem the legs, but used a multi-stitch zig-zag which left a slightly frayed edge which I quite like and then sewed on ribbon as a finishing touch, the bias-cut of the fabric made this bit surprisingly trouble-free.
Sheer woven cotton voile, cotton bias binding, polyester thread, lingerie elastic and silk ribbon.
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