Case in point: the skirt I made for my almost-five-year-old. This one here:
First I made it too tight. Then I made it too loose. And, obviously, then I made it too tight again. And then when I sewed the waist band on, and thought I had finally gotten it right, surprise, surprise, it fell off the girl when she tried it on. Pah, I thought, I'll just sew a button on so that you can make it tighter and then looser when she grows. That didn't work. So I took it in on both sides, and now it stays up. I did it by hand, so that I can easily take out the stitches and the skirt can "grow with her". It'll probably still fit her ten years from now. So, like I said, you should always put elastic bands in kiddie clothes. Especially when you've got skinny kids, like I do.
And here's a pic just to prove that I really did get her to wear it. :)
Pattern: Ottobre 1/2008 (again)
Fabric: Various from Spice Berry Cottage
Size: to fit my 4yo
And in other news, I've been making a raglan for my 7yo. We had a long discussion at the LYS of what yarn I would use for it. He (we) finally decided on gray and white stripes with a yellow spider. I've gotten quite far, only a sleeve and a half to go. And I still have to decide where to place spider.
I've also started on the second pair of Cookie socks, Eunice. Which is barely worth mentioning, because I haven't gotten past the ribbing. But here's a "progress" pic anyway. :)
And no, I still haven't gotten the sleeved seamed on to the hoodie.. Maybe I'll get round to that one of these days.