I've made several baby's footed pants so far. They are great to layer over bodysuits. I tried 4 different patterns for footed baby pants, and my favorite is this one.
The reasons why I like this pattern over others are:
- Front and back is one piece, so less seaming & bothersome seam allowance inside
- Elastic around the ankle
- Nicely shaped foot patterns
- No waist bands
So in short, the pant part is really simple, and it has nice elastic casings around the ankle which is a must to actually keep the baby's feet in the "foot pockets".
One change I made was to make the back of the pants longer than front by 1". This made sense because at the time our daughter was mostly sitting down.
These were great and our daughter wore them all the time!
Now that she started walking and needs real shoes, regular pants & socks combo makes more sense. So I had to (sadly) retire these cuties...