This was my first ottobre sewing pattern that I have ever done. It's from the 3/2009 edition called "ahoy" baby shorts. I did omit the belt loops and elastic topstitching just because I want to first sew how they fit (so I can rip it out if I have to adjust the size) . I really love this pattern and hope to do a few more of them soon for dear son. I had to learn how to thread a double need (which broke before I figured it out) and also I had to learn how to use the bartacking stitch on my sewing machine which I still need to practice. I am really happy with the pattern and will definitely be sewing more of the ottobre patterns.