*NOTE: If you are my father or brother you may not want to read this post as I will talk about undergarments…MY undergarments.* This week I stitched these up.
There are 2 of them and they are about 4 inches wide. What are they? Well, I love wearing skirts, especially in the summer, but I hate summer thigh chafe…perhaps you know it as chub rub. I was gifted the stretch lace when I won a pattern online and wasn’t sure what to do with it until I saw an ad selling these garter-looking things to combat this issue. I serged the lace together to my thigh size and discovered that I needed something to keep them up (didn’t want them falling around my ankles, can you imagine?!) and found stay-up elastics in the bra-making section of Fabricland.
I used a stretch stitch, the one that looks like a 7, and attached them at the top of the lace. Now they stay up where they are supposed to. (I used green thread since I had it in my machine for the eyelet lace skirt you see underneath the garter.)
Now you know why I’m smiling!