We’ve accidentally turned into quite the LuLaRoe family. And no, I’m not selling it. Still. Just buying it all.
I did a post before showing some of my pieces of LuLaRoe because I like seeing real people wearing the stuff and I couldn’t find too many posts from people who are both tall and plus size like I am. I’m going the opposite direction today to show you how these clothes fit someone who is teeny tiny.
Miss Eva is nearly seven years old and weighs just over forty pounds and she’s a touch short for her age. She’s fallen in love with LLR because the fabrics don’t irritate her skin (eczema is a huge problem for her) and she’s so skinny that it’s hard for her to find clothing that fits. The stretchy tightness of “leggings plus” is perfect for her.
These three pieces are the ones she wears the most: leggings, the Sariah, and the Scarlett. The Sariah is the kid version of the Sarah, which is a long open cardigan with pockets. The Scarlett is the kid version of the Carly, a swingy short sleeve dress that’s a little longer in the back. The three worn together are extra comfortable and extra cute on Miss Bug.
The Scarlett dress is super comfortable (just like the grown up Carly) but I will warn you that the fit is a little tricky if you have a string bean like we do because the shoulder area is a little wide. I fix this by ruching up the shoulder with a safety pin just to make it a little shorter and give it some grip up there. That, plus a little knot off to one side is the way Eva usually wears it.
The knot doesn’t work too well once we add the Sariah cardigan because it’s too lumpy. If Eva wants her Scarlett to be tighter under the Sariah, there are other tricks we’ve figured out. We’ve mastered the wrap trick using a hair tie and a quarter (look for it on Pinterest) and that’s a nice flat fix that is still really comfortable.
The other thing you can do is to gather the Scarlett up in the back and tie it with a ponytail holder, essentially making a big dress tail in the back and a long tight top in the front. I wouldn’t wear my Carlys that way because I think having a big tail would be a little odd even under my long Sarahs (I have plenty of padding back there all on my own) but Eva likes having a dress tail and it really is hidden by her Sariah anyway.
Now, this next one is probably one that you’ll skip unless your child has weight problems, but we’ve figured out that when Eva wants to look like she weighs more than she does, doing a pair of “quarter knots” on the side (where you use a hair tie and a quarter to pull some of the dress in order to make a decorative knot) adds bulk under her sweater. I also add little knots to the bottom corners of the Sariah to make that seem bulkier as well and suddenly Eva gains five pounds. For a kid that loses five pounds whenever the wind blows the wrong way, this little trick has come in handy!
The last style we do that adds a little bulk (and is my personal favorite) is turning the Sariah into a wrap top by pulling the sides around and knotting them in the back. I usually flip the Scarlett around just because I feel like the top fits better under the wrap when the neckline is higher and then either I use a little belt underneath to pull up the front (since the “front” would now be the longest part) or I just let it be uneven and whatever. The Scarlett gets all swingy and cute when the top is wrapped up.
Anyway, those are some of the ways that Eva wears her Scarletts and Sariahs. Now that she pretty much lives in LuLaRoe, she’s in danger of wearing exactly the same thing every day, just in different colors, so being able to change the shape keeps things from being boring. Not that you could be that bored with all those colors and patterns, right? We’ve also figured out a few tricks for the Sloan and the Mae so let me know if you’re interested!
All LuLaRoe pictured was purchased from Happy Traci. This is not a sponsored post.