I'm a knitter who wants to get into sewing. I have a few things to hem for now, but when those are finished I want to, somehow, make my tights that look like this:http://i.americanapparel.net/storefront/images/detail/serve.asp?media=rsaphb_Black.jpg
into ones that reach the top of my thighs, like these
. I can only ever find thigh-high fishnets in stores, rather than opaque tights!
My question for all of you is, what can I use to hold the tights up? I once had a pair of those fishnets & inside the lace at the top was a rubbery material that clung to my skin. I have no idea what it was made of, or how to get it. Does anyone know what it is, or what alternatives I can use (other than elastic that will likely just fall down gradually)?