At work, we sometimes (but sadly not very often) receive pieces of sample fabric to work with, and recently we were sent lots of bits of amazing quality printed stretch/jersey fabric. We've been using it to make various garments, but I've made sure a few of the smaller pieces that won't make a full garment come my way to become new undies. (Using my How-To Construct Undies method, of course!)
Most of these fabrics have a really lovely silky quality to them. Pattern-wise, I used a tweaked version of the initial pattern I developed back in January last year from my most comfy shop-bought pair. The elastics I used are a mixture of bits and bobs I've bought from a variety of sellers on ebay. It's tricky buying pants elastic on ebay I've found. It's really difficult to judge the quality of stuff via the pictures, and it's rarely turned up in real life being as I'd expected it to. For example, the black with gold stripe stuff used in the pants pictured above, I had very low expectations for. I had bought when there was very little to chose from (ebay stock goes in waves like that I've found) but really wanted to get cracking with pant-making. It turned out to be really lovely and excellent quality.
One of the things I like the most about sewing is figuring out how to make something, be it pants, trousers, T-shirts or whatever, and once you have made the successfully, you no longer need to buy them ever again! I love that sense of accomplishment and, well, independence I guess. There's a sense of self-sufficiency in relying on the high street and mass-production less and less with each type of garment I figure out how to make for myself. I actually haven't bought any new pants since I worked out how to make them, so that over a year now. I know I am unusually lucky to have access to free good quality jersey from which to make them, which is why I'm stocking up now in case the well runs dry!