What are you most proud of? They fit and look great! I used the pattern from my first pair of jeans to make these. I extended the leg length by an inch, but probably could have gone longer. I am very happy with the pocket embroidery and the overall look. I wear these almost every day now. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the leg length much longer than you expect and hem to length. I ended up with a 1/4 inch hem, which is just short of where I wanted. Also, add an extra 5/8" to the seam allowance for the zipper shield (only on the straight edge) to allow the shield to be long enough to be tacked to the opposite side of the zipper opening to keep the shield from folding back within the jeans.