So, I turned to Dana's kid pants tutorial. I made a few pairs last year and decided to try it again. All I had in my stash was some red linen-like fabric and though they do the trick, it's hard to come up with tops that work with red pants.
Guess I'll just have to buy more fabric :)
And if you've got a keen eye, you might spot a preview of a simple, stash-busting tutorial coming up. Any guesses?