No, I didn't follow the lovely curvy line on the pockets for topstitching - just had to be different. Notice, too, these don't have a waistband in the back - just a yoke. I suppose that makes it easier for fitting. Oh - I had to add a fair bit in length, as I found this pattern to be quite short for my legs, and I'm not tall.
When I decide to venture into jeansland again, I think I might try another pattern. Overall, though, I do have a comfortable, wearable pair of jeans, even if they're not quite what others would consider to be well-fitting.