Mari has gone through a serious growth spurt and she's outgrown all of her darling tights. For me, it was the last of the things that remained from when she was itty bitty and brand new. That pair in the middle is actually the very first pair of tights that I'd put on her so long ago.
Instead of an exposed elastic, I decided to hide it under a fold of the sock that way Mari would be less likely to fiddle with them. The great thing about these tights is that they already had plenty of stretchy kick in them to hold up on their own, but I figured the elastic would be an added boost.
I carefully sewed it around, using the stripes as a guideline for my sewing.
See how I stretched it out to keep it flat? It probably would've been easier to sew it the way Disney recommended, but I'd forgotten that part until after the fact. (oooh...don't you love that sexy Nemo band-aid? yes, I'm still recovering from my flub.)
Hopefully soon, I will coax the Sugarbean into modeling them for me, hopefully when this cold front passes. In the meantime, she'll be wearing her regular big girl tights until she outgrows them. Oh, and I hope to add a liner to the remaining tops of the tights to convert them into training panties. Yes folks, in the coming weeks we are starting potty training. *sigh* February is gonna be a tough month for this mommy. I can't believe two years has flown by so fast!