I have had this denim for ages. I was always waiting for him to reach the great age where I hear the words "these are so cool"! Yup, this washed out, bleached out, denim is cool, and he loves it. So I tried the new short patterns from the 3/10 Ottobre issue. I did not put a knit waistband on the pants. I just made my own pattern. I did not think the knit would hold up the pants, so I cut a waistband out of the same material and attached it. Then I added elastic to make the pants fit. They are a tad long for my taste, but at least I know his knees (and believe me they are always bruised at this age) will be protected. I am not too fond of the high hem, but next time I know better and will do it differently.
BTW, someone asked about what Photoshop version I used. I am currently using CS4, however CS5 is due to come out shortly, and I will most likely upgrade.