For some reason, they were a cinch to sew. I must have been following the instructions quite diligently. Everything lined up. There was no un-picking of seams. I didn't line the pockets with cotton as the denim was pretty thin anyway and he's skinny enough that a bit of bulk is better than no bulk. I did mess up a little: I pressed the inseams to the back instead of the front but not a big deal, and I forgot to top-stitch the front crotch. My bar tacking is a little skiwampus. I can't seem to get a grip for where it's going to start and where it's going to stop but still, I'm loving these pants.
Love the front pockets with the binding on the edges. Although, I did buy a double needle in anticipation of the double top-stitching, I didn't even use it. It didn't occur to me I would need two spools of the same color thread. Duh. But really, I was just too lazy at the thought of having to change the needle back and forth, so I just eye-balled it.
I would really like to make the jacket pictured above but the local fabric stores are not cooperating. Really? Why can't they sell sweatshirt fleece and ribbing in the same colors? Is that just too much to ask. I'm going out on a more extensive search right now after a run to the library three cities away. I better load up on some food and coffee or something to help me get through it.