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My 2 yo daughter is slender, and it's difficult to find pants
the right length that don't fall off her. Does anyone know of
anything like a clip that I could use to tighten the waistband
(and where to buy it)? I'm imagining something like the clips at
the bottom of suspenders. I am not a sewer, so opening seams
and shortening the elastic would be a daunting project.
Alternatively, can anyone recommend brands that have small
The Children's Place (SF near Crocker Galleria and maybe Walnut
Creek?)has adjustable elastic in most of their jeans, pants,
skirts- a big elastic you can pull much tighter on both sides
with buttonholes to fasten it where you want- brilliant. They
are not very expensive and have a lot of sales- some of their
styles are very trendy, other things are more basic looking.
or land's end makes ''slim'' stuff. no sewing tips here.
I have slim daughters too, and have always found Gymboree pants
(the LEGGINGS, not the pants with flared legs) to fit PERFECTLY.
They come in a variety of patterns and colors, but are all the
same cut and style...They can be expensive if you pay full price,
but get the ones that were last month's line, and you can save a
lot. I usually pay $5-8 for the clearance ones, and they last
My son is also very tall and thin, and it is so challenging to
find pants. Especially once he started toilet training and
needed to be able to pull them off himself (at that point,
buttons, or the adjustable waist wouldn't work). The only brand
that works well for him is Jacadi. They are expensive, but from
my experience, european kids are much thinner, and clothes made
there fit better. They are also well-made, and last. They
often have sales, and I buy the elastic waist pants in quantity
then. You can buy them online, or at the Jacadi store on
Burlingame Ave in Burlingame.
I have the same problem. I finally found a company that sold
belts with velcro, but forgot where I found those. But right
after I did that, I discovered that the gap carries pants with
elastic in them that you stretch out & it will buckle up in the
back to fit your daughter's waist. You just pull it & it fastens
with buttons................what a life saver. I believe I found
some of those pants at old navy too, which is a little cheaper
than the gap. But you can contact me at any time & I will keep
you updated whenever I find other places with those same type of
pants because I'm always shopping & my daughter is 2 also so
they wear about the same size.
The Children's Place sells jeans with a hidden elastic band sewn
in the waist that is adjustable with buttons. I just discovered
them this year and was pleasantly surprised - they were also
pretty inexpensive but I can't remember exactly how much now.
There is one downtown Walnut Creek; I don't know where else they
My 7 year old girl is a size 8 in girth but very short for her
age, so nothing seems to fit. I can hem, but many pants are
unhemmable. I want to find a good brand for girls with tummies. I
dont want shopping to become difficult already. Any suggestions
would be appreciated. Thanks.
Lands End has a great selection of ''girl plus'' pants for girls
who are a little rounder. They accomodate the waist girth
without making the pants too long. If you're not happy, you can
return them free at Sears. Lands End also gives free shipping
for exchanges. I've been shopping there for my daughter for
several years. I strongly recommend giving them a try.
My nine-year-old son still doesn't want to wear jeans, only
sweat-pants and others with elastic waist. The trouble is, he
has a VERY slender waist, and as he gets taller (but not much
wider), all of the pants are too big at the waist. Most of the
pants have sewn-down elastic, so just snugging up the elastic
isn't an option. Occasioanlly I just sew some for him, but I'd
like to find a good source to buy some.
Does anybody know a source for slim-size elastic waist pants,
or jsut some that tend to run slim? Local, catalog, or on-line
are all o.k.
Try the ''easy fit'' pants from the Gap (www.gap.com). They have several colors and styles of khaki-type pants with built in elastic. There's a description on their web site of how this adjustable waist works. You just cinch up the elastic to the right width for your skinny child.
- mother of another skinny 9-year-old boy who also won't wear jeans
Try Lands' End for slim pants. My 10-year-old son likes the
reinforced knee sweat pants. He also likes the Climbers which
are cotton canvas or demin. They have elastic waistbands with a
sewn-in adjustable belt. The quality is good and it is easy to
return items that don't fit. Their sizes tend to run big, so
order with that in mind.
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