A full spectrum of pantaloons for the fairies in the school play, made from 2m of silk dupion each, about 70cm of 1" elastic for the waistband, and 50cm of 6mm elastic for the leg bands.
I used bobinfill as thread and a size 9 needle so the silk didn't pucker. The material frayed a lot so I used french seams. The bands and hems were hand stitched.
And here is the sexy pattern should you wish to recreate these babies!
You rip what you sew!