|The girls at our high school all think they need to wear garter belts for their prom pictures, and my daughter told me about 2 hours before her prom that she needed one! We had some lace, ribbon, and elastic, so I figured out a way to make one.
1. Measure your thigh- cut a length of 2-3 inch wide lace 2-1/2 times the thigh measurement. Sew the short ends of the lace together to form a loop.
2. Cut a length a 3/4" wide satin ribbon the same length as the lace. Sew the ribbon to the center of the lace by topstitching near the finished edge on both sides. Turn under the ribbon 1/4" at each end, leaving an opening for inserting elastic.
3. Cut a length of 1/2" wide elastic 2" less than the thigh measurement. Insert the elastic into the casing formed by the ribbing.
4. Overlap ends of elastic and stitch to secure. Pull elastic back into the ribbon, so that it doesn't show. Distribute gathers.
This may not be any cheaper than buying one, but it sure was faster than shopping for one!