Lil Miss must have hit a growth spurt because NONE of her current jeans will button! After I bought a few pairs of the next size up, I thought about a re-do that might get her some more wear out of her current jeans.
I cut the top off of the jeans, from under the zipper in front to the top of the pockets in the back, so they look like this...
I cut a length of jersey knit, 9.5" tall by 10" wide. I folded it in half and sewed the 9.5" side to make a tube.
I folded the tube in half, wrong sides together, and pinned the raw edge around the top of the jeans. I stitched it on the jeans and voila!
I know that they look maternity-ish...however, they fit her well! Hopefully she can get a few more months out of them!!!