Children grow. You can't stop them. My daughter's blue crushed velvet dance pants were showing way too much ankle. It was time to trace off the next size of Kwik Sew 3498 and get sewing. This time we had a very cheap, but lovely green crushed panne from Lincraft, and a gorgeous top quality purple stretch velvet remnant from GJs.
I couldn't wait to cut into the purple velvet. I lengthened the pattern 2" and set to it - checking the nap as well as graining the fabric this time.
My solution: to turn up the hem once more, which will be a bonus for next winter when she has grown again!!