I tried making lace bands, but they just rolled up or fell down. I tried powders and creams, but those didn't last. So, I made some 1990's style bike shorts... and finally found something that works!
|Get the Pattern Here|
These are your basic fitted bike short. They have no side seam, and the pattern consists of only two pieces: The Shorts Piece and a Gusset. I added a gusset so you can wear these a la carte if you wish.
It hasn't been terribly hot here this summer (not complaining), but I've still been getting a lot of wear out of these. They're great for under too-short skirts and dresses, or for wearing to bed with a tank top! I'll be honest... I sometimes just wear them all day because, let's face it, they're kind of cute.
I've added a size to this pattern: XXL. I personally find the sizing to be generous, especially if you sew these out of a good, 4-way stretch fabric.
These shorts don't require much... just some stretchy knit fabric (cotton/lycra is ideal), some wide stretch lace, a little fold over elastic for the waist (though I'm sure you could also make a casing and use regular elastic), and some thread. I've already made myself 3 pairs of these!
PS. Today is my birthday!
PPS. I named these after Hilda the curvy pin-up.