I know, I know.
Pilch knickers: in green seersucker with darts, a button placket, and some buttons from one of those dollar-a-bag button lots at my local fabric store.
What are pilch knickers? I don't know. Ask Natalie Bray. The internet has not helped me define the term, but Natalie uses it to describe any underpants-like garment with a "crutch" gusset (rather than something like French knickers, which are put together like boxer shorts).
You'll recognize the fabric as leftover from this dress. I can never wear them together. It's just too much like being a three-year-old in one of those dress-shorts combos.
The fit is not bad, for a first shot--I will probably put elastic around the legs next time, as these turned out unexpectedly, uh, breezy--and I've got several more ready to cut out from leftover lengths of cotton. They sort of look like half of a 1940s swimsuit.
That's all for now--I've been stalled on the corset project, but hope to get back to it soon--and I've been experimenting with other bra options. Oh, and in my first foray into home decor sewing, I made the easiest curtains in the whole world--I'll post about those soon. Most of the projects I'm planning for the near future are dreadfully practical (more handkerchiefs, homemade pads) but I will blog about them anyway in the hopes that some of you will find it useful. I should rename this blog "Some Completely Unglamorous Things I Have Made." Would anybody still read it?