Sunday, April 11, 2010

Good Fitting Jeans!

Buying Jeans for Aaliyah is challenging at best. Her fluffy little tummy and the fact she prefers low rise jeans makes it difficult to find good fitting jeans that aren't too tight around her bum (she has a terrible plummer's crack problem). I oftentimes have to buy jeans 2 sizes too big in order for them to fit her correctly - which are ultimately too long as they were meant for 7 or 8 year olds with longer legs.

I'm forced to buy the good fitting jeans and hem them to avoid the unsightly rolling/cuffing. Hemming jeans is a fairly easy task long long as you have a good iron and some demin thread (both the goldish heavy duty "jean thread" and denim colored thread too). I measured Aaliyah's inseam (17.5") and marked her jeans, allotted an additional .5" for room to grow as well as 2 full inches for the seam allowance (it would be nice to be able to let the jeans out a little if needed as she grows). I cut the jeans accordingly and then pressed the seams to make sewing much easier.

All in all - the jeans look identical to how I purchased them - except they're not just the right size! See for yourself...

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