I should note that I discovered Ottobre in late 2007, but was too intimidated to try it until about February of 2008. It wasn't long before I was hooked.
The first English language version was published Spring 2003 and that one has some excellent basic tee-shirts.
I don't own the Creative Workshop 301 simply because I refer back to either of these issues when I need a basic tee.
The Autumn 2005 issue is the one where Ottobre does cloth diapers. Again, something I never got into and I am happy to say the "decade of diapers" is nearly finished at my house as Miss Gracie is on her very last package of Pull-ups for nighttime. There are also some really nice stylish clothes in here - one of my personal favorites: