I had a conversation recently about why a pair of knickers was called a pair of knickers rather than just a knicker, and some (admittedly shoddy) internet research turned up the answer. In the early 1900's knickers were actually 2 separate legs joined only at the waist, they were indeed a pair...saucy!
As much as I am a fan of period costumes, I have kept it modern with my new pattern, and I am excited to say it is now live and you can get it for yourself here.
If you are chasing some fabrics and notions to get you started, we have some Knicker sewing kits available here.
Here are all the details:
Thread Faction #202 is a medium rise ladies hipster underpants pattern with 4 finishing options: lingerie elastic, 2 different options with fold over elastic (FOE), and knit fabric bands.
Suitable for beginners, #202 features front, instead of side seams to allow for using contrast fabrics and for easy placement of decorative trims. The crotch is on the wider side, and with full coverage on the bottom, things stay in place. The entire garment can be made on your sewing machine - overlocker optional.
I have sewn up a couple of pairs for you to see how they go together (see pics), but knickers fit everyone a little differently and there are a lot of different options in the pattern so I have gathered together some fine seamstresses to give the pattern a go and let you know what they think. These lovely ladies will be sewing up a pair or two (is that a pair of pairs??) and letting us know what they think over the next week.
I am really looking forward to see what they have put together, you can check out their versions and thoughts by clicking on the links below: