As you can see, I did not make mine out of a pretty lace, just scrap pieces of knit fabrics.
Rather than use a stretch lace for the hip band and the leg bands, I used a 1" wide fold over elastic. I found the elastic readily available at my local fabric chain store. Worked like a charm. All I did was fold it over the edge and zigzag in place. The elastic is especially soft against the skin.
http://clothhabit.com/free-pattern-rosy-ladyshorts/. This is a very easy PDF pattern to download as it is only 2 sheets of paper. The pattern does include seam allowances, but you will need to trace off a portion of the pattern as the front and back or overlapped. You could also print 2 and save a little time.
I have so enjoyed all the posts that I've seen by so many who are diving into the bra and panty making pool. Now that I've stuck my toes into the water, I'm diving in too! Now that I've made my first couple of pair, I'm ready to make some in lace or whatever I can get my hands on. What's better than having a pair of panties that fit perfectly?!!! I'm sure you'll see a post in the very near future with a pile of brand new panties! Believe me, I need them :)