to be honest, i have yet to find a garter that i like for my wedding day. no offense to anyone who likes the ones out there in stores or online, but to me they are cheesy, cheap, or just ugly. so i wanted to make my own, SIMPLE, version.
i bought some adorable lace on sale at hobby lobby
** i will note i tried to make it with elastic, but since i didn't have elastic thread, it was a failure. i also had to make the garter to fit my thigh rather than a standard side, but i can tie the bow tighter or looser depending on where i wear it on my leg. **