I have a ten year old daughter who is real tall and ultra skinny so we run into issues with clothing fitting her, if they fit in legnth they are too big throughout the waist, if they fit in the waist they are a few inches too short.
She has been begging me for a new wardrobe, so rather than running out and getting frustrated with nothing fitting, I decided to revamp her current wardrobe to give her some new looks. We bought 10 boxes of Ritz dye on sale at Joann's and started redoing her clothes Here is the first project that we finished today (I'll post the others as we finish them up) I'm kicking myself for not taking before photos. These jeans were real short on her, and originally were a very light blue denim. They were much too cute to completely eliminate the embroidery from the legs, so we worked out how to incorporate it into the finished skirt.
We cut up the inseam of the jeans (to one side of the seam on each leg) and then cut off the jeans from below the knee. Then we trimmed up at the crotch to just where it curves and sewed it flat (to form a negative V) then cut around the embroidery portion of the leg parts that we cut off and added it to the openings in the front and back of the skirt. We then clipped around the hem and the V in the front of the skirt so that it will frey when we wash the skirt.
We then dyed the skirt with "Cocoa Brown" dye from dritz and voila! a brand new look from something that was destined to go to the goodwill.