I have finished my Burda 7441 trousers and I'm chuffed with the results. Don't get me wrong, there are imperfections and I did skip a step or two but I'm still very happy with the result.
But let's get down to business. After tissue fitting I've cut straight into fabric. The first step on the instructions was scary: make two slashed pockets with single piping. Basically slashed pockets are like giant bound buttonholes and these ones also have piping. I tested on some scraps unsuccessfully. Actually I did manage to do some but they were less then perfect. After a long time frustrating and fretting on this I decided to skip these pockets. I don't really use back pockets anyway. I might add some flaps at some stage as my behind is a bit flat and no pockets makes it worse.
The next big thing was a fly zip. I had never done a fly zip and was quite scared. I was pleasantly surprised and a wee bit chuffed with the result. The instructions were very clear and helpful and that certainly helped.
The waistband was also quite straightforward to attach and the instructions very good.
However the same instructions leave for last the attaching of a hook and a bar to the waistband and that means there's a bunch of thread in front of the waistband. I guess I could have pre-empted this before and sewn the hook before completing the waistband but I didn't. I usually follow the pattern instructions to the letter, especially in more challenging or new to me projects and sometimes when you read a step too far ahead it only confuses you.
All in all I am quite happy. I expected the pants to be more straight leg than cigarette pants but still love them and see myself wearing this quite a lot.
But now I want to know: have you done slashed pockets before? How about fly zips?