I have not yet hemmed them. Even though I preshunk the fabric a few times, I will wash and dry them a couple times before I hem them.
The waistband I cut in two sections, right and left and then sewed them together at a slant. Before I attached the waistband, it was a slight V shape. This helps get rid of the gaping at the back. I used some quilting cotton for the pockets, inside waistband and fly extension. (like a cute little secret hiding inside, just for me) Debbie Cook's fly tutorial once again ended with a perfect zipper installation.
I did crossed belt loops on the back. I rarely wear a belt, but it just doesn't seem like jeans without belt loops!
I drew the design for the back pockets using my curved taylors ruler.
I think for my next pair, I want to try some really dark denim. I have some great golden yellow topstitching thread that I think would look really sharp with dark denim.
Run when you can
Walk when you need
Crawl if you must
Just never give up!