Browse through any vintage lingerie catalog, and you’ll learn that in the good old days, the dirtiest things were always French. Tear the crotch out of some panties, snip the cups out of a bra, et voilà! C’est Français! One upon a time, invoking France made everything cosmopolitan, sexy, fun, and naughty, naughty, naughty.
Presenting a reinterpretation of two “authentic French creations,” for your knitting pleasure. The Ooh La La Bra is based on a “French open bra,” while the Fancy Pants, an ever-so-slightly more demure take on crotchless panties, were inspired by the flap-front bottoms you see in old strip-tease costumes. Add some gloves, a boa, and pasties, and you’re ready to hit the stage with your best bump-and-grind.
If you’re not picky about formatting/printing, a free version is posted at naughtyneedlesknitting.com.
The PDF download includes easy instuctions for the little fringed version worn in the devil ensemble from the Naughty Needles Burlesque revue.