Well, I've done it! I've finally mastered the concept of elastic. Simple for a lot of folks I know, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. For a long time. But I've done it! And the pants were elaborated on from a pattern, and that whole pattern concept worked out quite well. Don't know why I've been resisting it so much :). So here they are. Big Brother has a pair of "pirate pants" that he loves, so little Apple decided she needed a pair of her very own pirate pants, too. They turned out wonderfully.