Today I sewed the pants. With a zipper, and belt loops. Stitch tried them on, and there is at least six months of growth room in them provided he doesn't shoot up and around more than three inches. It actually wasn't so bad. I took my time, followed the instructions, set everything out precisely as the pictures showed, drank some wine and I have to say that when I flipped it all out, it was magic. Who knew?
I'm ready to head to the fabric store tomorrow to get some stuff and make practice pants. All his practice pants are getting too short, and I'm feeling gutsy.