For my first attempt at sewing a garment, I decided to use Colette Patterns' Zinnia skirt. I made a muslin first to test fit and figure out the pattern, then went for it and sewed up the skirt. First garmant, first zipper, first French seams, first pleats -- first-almost-everything! It's a little big in the waist, and I'll get around to taking it in at some point, but it's sooo comfortable, and I love to wear it. I can't wait to make another!