This was just going to be a reply in the form of a comment, but since it got so long I decided just to post it here:
Thank you for your comments. I enjoy them all. You are all so sweet! I think one reason I have enjoyed this season of sewing right now is because Emily is so fun to sew for. My other children keep asking when I'm going to sew for them. : )
captain momma: Yes, Ottobre is rather expensive. It took me 2 years to break down and buy a subscription, and then I used gift money to pay for it. I've since found out that because the magazine has so many patterns in each issue (32-40, usually) that the price really isn't much per pattern.
Also, I find that I'm not buying as many other patterns now that I have a few Ottobre issues. The designs in Ottobre are classic, adorable, and the size ranges are varied. I will be able to sew from these magazines for many more years. So, to sum it up, even though Ottobre is expensive, it is worth it for me. : )