How to Stop Chafing

Chafing. It happens to every one of us. The day the weather gets warm enough, all I want to do is put on my pretty summer dresses and twirl around, but every year my thighs are so rude and they chafe to the point of serious discomfort.

I have tried shorts, but they’re bulky and they totally ruin my favorite part about wearing a dress (NO pants, YAY!)

So I took to the internet, and I found companies making lacy garments that were super cute and super practical. But being me, I thought “I could make these for a fraction of the price.” So that is what I set out to do.




Step 1: Measure

Measure the widest part of your thigh.

Step 2: Cut

You can make them wider if you would like!

Cut out 2 pieces of stretch lace that are 7” by the width of your thigh.

Step 3: Sew

Fold the top of the band two times to hide the raw edge and sew.

I am using the scalloped edge on this lace as the bottom of my band. If you aren’t using lace with a finished edge though, finish it how you finished the top edge.

Step 4: Sew on Elastic

Stretch the clear elastic and sew two pieces across the whole strip  ¼” from both the top and bottom inside edge using a zig-zag stitch.

Step 5: Sew closed

Fold the strip with right sides together and sew up the open edge.

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Pretty, but aren't they a little scratchy? I had an ugly old pair of grey knit exercise shorts that were comfortably snug so I took them apart (only 3 pieces) and made a pattern with them. I used a silky stretch pink knit to make a new pair and trimmed the bottom edges with some stretchy lace. They turned out great and keep me comfortable under summer skirts!
A shopper on Oct 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not had a problem with mine being scratchy and I am pretty sensitive to that type of stuff. As long as your pre-wash your fabric I think you will be fine!