Not again! My heart sank with disappointment.
I bought a couple of branded denim pants from a resale store before summer. It’s one of those unique pants with interesting colored patches. I thought it would be cute for Austria, besides it was not that expensive. It was a size 8 and Austria is size 6 so I thought it would definitely fit on her when school starts. And so I thought!
I was excited to put it on her for her first day in 1st grade! I wanted to make it memorable. Of course she didn’t really care whether she is cute or not, it’s the least of her concern. As a girl with Autism and sensory issues, she can wear pretty much anything as long as it is soft and the tag is removed.
I could not zip the zipper because her waist got bigger. I adjusted the garter so the button may reach the button whole and it did! But then I felt so bad her tummy was so squeezed and I felt she could not really breathe. Not only that, as soon as she sat down, I could see the butt crack!
In a span of 3 months she grew taller and wider! What happened! She couldn’t have possibly grown that fast? I wanted to keep these jeans not because they were unique, I guess I am also just in denial that she is really growing.
But my big girl has a ‘real’ problem. Sadly it is one that hundreds of thousands of women everywhere have. I 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 but manufacturers are not designing or making high-waist jeans for girls.
I can find her pants that fit her booty, waist, and legs. It was not 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 have tried belts and long shirts, but nothing seems to help. There are some days when her school aide would insinuate that I should buy her a size bigger than 6. But the pants is already size 8!
It’s embarrassing and frustrating at the same because I can’t seem to do something about her pants. Our close friends and her older brother Vincent would make fun of her because her butt is always showing. I myself find it cute but a mother’s worst fears (or one of them) are kids laughing or teasing my baby. Something HAD to be done! Ugh.!!
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.
I already have a box of tri–colored cotton layer that I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond for myself but since it is my size, I just need to cut and sew it to fit her size and make “hide yo’ butt crack to finally rest!.