|Typical Pettipants - Late 70's I'd guess|
|Very 70's Look on the Models|
Apparently these days, women who want a shorts-like slip, wear a popular garment called "skimmers".
But back in the late sixties and into the seventies, we wore "pettipants" under our cute short dresses. My Mama sewed them for me, but lingerie departments had them too. I'm thinking about making some today as a slip alternative.
Pettipants are basically like fitted elastic waist pants, but made in lingerie fabric (and usually with a cute bow at the waist). Also they often had lace along the bottom edge. It would be fun to sew a camisole that matched, as my mother often did for me.
|This is the style of camisole and pettipants Mama sewed for me|
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Should have guessed the square dancing' gals would have a free pattern! Takes some drafting, ok? http://www.squaredancesewing.com/under_it_all/pettipants.html