"You're so tall!" A comment my kids are used to hearing but not necessarily endearing (esp. to my eldest).
"Yes, I am." Standing even taller.
"You should play basketball, be a model, be this, be that."
Well, I've accepted the fact that my kids will always be very tall and long (for Asians anyway, and for their age =.) We have no qualms with that. The only problem is that they grow out of their shirts/pants faster (lengthwise) and it's difficult to find outfits that fit them just right. It's either too short or too loose. Plus it gets expensive.
For a quick solution (time-permitting, of course) is, you guessed it, refashioning!
For instance, TC loves her Blue Marlin shirts but the sleeves and the waist were getting too short. To revive it, I took one of her old shirts...
Cut off the sleeves and the waistline area...
And added onto one of her Blue Marlin shirts.
Sewed on the sleeves, embellished with buttons, left a hole on each sleeve for the thumbs (to serve as "gauntlets" on cold days).
Voila...a newly "refashioned" shirt that fits!
She wore this the next day for her PE's iceskating day. It kept her hands nice and warm. It's an easy, fun and economical project to make but you have to know exactly what you want and have all your needed materials ready to go. Otherwise, it can be time-consuming trying to figure out what to do.