It has worked for my oldest children to let clothing pass down each year for new seasons, for the upcoming growing girl. That is until you throw twin girls into the mix and the proportions of clothing to children no longer adds up.
I relied on my standby baby pants pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers. I used this totally simple pants pattern for Ainsleigh and Annabelle a few winters back for little pants.
The pattern is just two pieces: a front and a back. I added a bit of length to the legs for these growing toddlers as well.
I've only made these pants in cottons but the stack of pants I just made were from random wools handed down to me from my Granny. Yes, they are a bit more bulky, but this mama feels better going into the winter with warm legs on the little ones.
I created a simple faux cuff by sewing a tube of contrasting fabric and sewing it to the pant lip of the pant. I love what the cuff does for the pants.
So why the name "show-off" pants? Try taking photos of two toddlers whirl, twirl, do handstands, fall to the ground, etc., for the camera.
Definitely show- off pants.