These skinny jeans look great on Ruby, but she's just not comfortable in the tight jean leg silhouette. She's a boot cut girl through and through. I bought these cute embroidered skinny jeans for Ruby a few months back in desperation. She was running out of clothes, but we couldn't find any new ones that "fit" and were her "style". Anyone else have this problem with their thirteen year old?
We decided to take her only pair of jeans, that just didn't fit any more, and use those to turn her cute new ones into a boot cut leg. I did a bit of seam ripping up to about the knee on the skinny jeans, then inserted a triangular chunk from the leg of the old jean. You may find it helpful to look at this step by step tutorial from Hello Natural.
Once we used the legs of the old jeans to fill in the legs of the new jeans, we still had enough left over to make some cut-offs. The old jeans still fit Ruby around the waste, they were too short as pants, and a bit too tight on the thigh for shorts. We cut them as short as she prefers, and again, added a triangular gusset along the leg to give these shorts a comfortable fit. One old pair of jeans, turned into two functioning new wardrobe staples. I can't tell you how happy this makes me.
Some other quick wardrobe alterations we've done recently: