I love this pattern and only made two changes: I didn't make the drawstring for the waistband and just used elastic all the way across (I know from experience that the drawstring wouldn't stay tied on this boy) and did a double hem thing so that I could lengthen them when Oliver grows another half an inch next week.
The pattern was super easy to follow—even for a beginner—and would have taken an afternoon without the multitude of interruptions.
Oliver has already asked for a second pair. In blue please. We're heading to the fabric store this afternoon...
Happy sewing everyone!