It’s so easy for me, while Sarah’s three, to pretend like I’ll always be able to make sure she dresses modestly and covers herself. She loves to wear dresses, but she also is a rough and tumble girl – she plays and rolls around and is like every other kid in that aspect. So, how can I be frugal, keep her modest (so she’s not showing her underwear to everyone when she rolls around?) and also reuse?
Here, we have a pair of Sarah’s black leggings. There are several problems with these leggings:
1) There is a paint stain on the leg (how did she get ahold of non-washable white paint? NO IDEA)
2) They are size 4T, which is too small for Sarah right now.
3) Four words: BLACK LEGGINGS, PHOENIX SUMMER. Doesn’t jive!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the products out there for young girls to wear under their dresses - bike shorts, other products – they can all add extra cost. I don’t think it’s necessary to spend extra money on those items!
Voila! With scissors (and fairly straight cutting skills), I now have a useable pair of shorts for Sarah to wear under one of her many dresses.
I also use the legs as rags – since we don’t use paper towels, I can always use more rags for cleaning
What do you think? How do you keep your daughter modest? Any frugal or eco-friendly tips?