Big Girl has a problem. Sadly it is one that hundreds of thousands of women everywhere have. She just can’t find a pair of jeans that fit right.
Although I’m not so sure that it is that they don’t fit right or the fact that the manufacturers don’t make jeans for active girls. Or girls that just have to sit criss cross apple sauce at school during floor time.
I can find her pants that fit her booty, waist, and legs. It wasn’t easy, but I have found some that fit. They look great on her for as long as she is standing up, but the minute she starts to run, play, and/or sit down they start sliding down her hips and her butt crack shows.
We’ve tried belts and long shirts, but nothing seems to help. The other day she came home and said, “Mom we have to do something about my pants. The kids are laughing at me because my butt is always showing.” Ugh. A mother’s worst fear (or one of them). Kids laughing at or teasing her baby. Something HAD to be done.
Since we’ve tried on pretty much every pair of jeans I’ve been able to find in a store and they all have the same issue, I knew that it was time for me to come up with a solution of my own. It was time to break out the sewing machine.
I had seen these bands for adults that they could wear under their shirts to look like they had on a longer tank, but I had not seen any for kids. I knew they couldn’t be that hard to make so I decided to give it a try.
This weekend we went to the store and picked out several knits to make “hide yo’ butt crack belt bands.” First I assembled all of my supplies: Scissors, fabric, pins, measuring tape, thread, and sewing machine.
Next I measured her waist and hips to determine how big the bands needed to be. I cut them about an inch smaller than the measurements so that they would be snug around her middle section.
I pinned the top at the narrowest measurement, and the bottom and middle at the largest measurement because they needed to be smaller at the top than the bottom. I placed an angled mark for a sewing/cutting line.
I stitched straight up the side and then trimmed the fabric close to the seam. I turned them inside out and ta-da, the “hide yo’ butt crack belt bands” were ready to be worn.
This was a super fast and fairly inexpensive project. I think I paid about $10 for the fabric. I had purchased 1/4 yard of each, and I was able to get two bands out of each piece.
What do you think?