My daughter is reaching that dreadful, dreadful age. You know, the one where you can't eek a piece of clothing for her out of the side scraps from your own projects. It is also the age at the upper end of sizes for many children's patterns in Burda magazine. Sad, I know.
I did manage to scrape together this denim skirt though. It is leftovers from some denim shorts that I made myself and haven't shown you yet. The pattern is from Burda 11/2010, style 149.
The fabric wrinkles in the wash more than I expected. I guess that will reduce over time. It is an unusual colour, with a slight purplish tinge to it.
I did modify the pattern a little. She has narrow hips. I modified the waistband so that I could elasticate the waist. I split the waistband into an inner and outer piece, rather than cut it as a single piece with a fold at the top edge. I then pieced the inner band, so that it had seams about 5 cm from the button closure. I thread elastic through the waistband at these seams and then stitched it in place. I used regular elastic rather than adjustable button hole elastic as I find that the adjustable elastic is not firm enough.
The same issue of Burda had some stovepipe jeans for boys. I want to try these out, as my boys have such narrow hips that they really have to gather in the elastic on RTW adjustable waist jeans.
BTW, can you all zoom in on photos anymore? I seem to have lost this ability in blogger, but I don't know if it is just my settings or the if it is the way they manage photos now.