Let's face it....I'm just not as smart as I profess to be. And I need help and advise from the outside.
Problem of the day:
For me, in a house full of testosterone this presents two problemas. #1 holey knees #2 fitting issues (either too short, too long, to fat, too skinny,...you get the idea).
After publishing the post Eclectic Fashion in our home of XY's, I was directed to an awesome blog, Living Locurto, where I found a tutorial How to Sew Monster Knees (both very cute and very doable). I'm sure I'll be trying out this tutorial in the next few weeks, since that is about how long it will take for the newest crop of pants to go from the "someone must really care about you" to the "no one seems to care about you" stage. I'll post pictures.
Until then, I am currently dealing with problema #2.
That is why I need YOUR HELP!
In the latest batch of "we feel bad for you because you have a million (4) clothes destroying boys" (aka gratefully received clothing donations from friends and neighbors who are either a. very generous or b. trying to save themselves a trip to Goodwill, DI, Salvation Army, etc, and choose to drop them off here instead. Either way, we are thankful for them)....anyway....in the last batch of these were a few pairs of jeans, big enough for G-McBabe (#1) that are still in very good, very useable condition.
They are definitely long enough....but are so HUGE in the waist (G has his daddy's superman build---broad shoulders, narrow waist). G refuses to wear a belt and they do NOT have an adjustable waist band (that should be a crime, don't you think?).
So....to the point. What do I need your for?
Ideas. How do I make these pants into something usable for my 8 year old without the use of a belt, also keeping in mind that I HAVE a sewing machine but am not as savvy as to it's usage as I would like to be (aka I'm not much more than a beginner.)?
Please come to my rescue...(he is wearing the same two pairs of pants over and over and while that may be enough for some kids, it is not enough for him).
Feel free to either leave a comment (directing me to your totally awesome tutorial idea) or e-mail me at testosteroneoverloadXY at gmail dot com. Thanks!
P.S. You don't have to have an idea to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you regardless.
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