When I finished my Renfrew tee I joked that I might use the leftover fabric to make a pair of spotty knickers.
I was tidying up at the weekend and came across the remnant, which I had shoved in a bag next to my knicker elastic collection.
Ooh! I have orange stretch lace! :D
Housework was abandoned for an hour or so, because I knew that if I hesitated too long I would never actually do the deed.
I used my "Pants To Poverty" tracing, but added a bit more depth to the front to support the broad elastic.
I have never used stretch lace before so I followed my instincts: I vari-overlocked it along the raw edge of the knicker fabric, stretching the lace quite a bit to give it some grip. I used my ordinary Bernina stitch number 6 for this - you truly do not need a serger to sew knit knickers! I stitched it again lower down, about 5mm from the edge of the scallops to stop the lace from rolling.
Probably the most comfortable knickers I have made to date. Yay!
Why "Circus" knickers?
FL was laughing so hard there were tears in his eyes ; )