So here are the knickers I have made to go with my 1940’s bra. They are a mash-up of Colette Patterns Madeleine Bloomers (http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/madeleine)
They are not Directoire Knickers, but they are certainly bigger than Bridget Jones’ famous “enormous panties” (thankyou Hugh Grant :P)!!!
They are made in the same silk satin as the bra and, as the fit was a bit too generous, I have inserted pleats front and back, I think they are kind of cute 🙂 The legs are finished with a double row of very close zig-zag, I have used this finish before on lingerie and I really like it. Because the pants are cut on the bias, this edge gives the legs a really pretty fluted look.