technical drawing from http://www.burdafashion.comI was rather glad this was not my first pair of trousers, as unfortunately the construction directions were misleading and send you all over the magazine for what should be a simple garment.
Burda sends you to shorts 129 for the sewing instructions, then to trousers 143 for the pocket insertion, but as trousers 143 have a fly front zip, and both the shorts and trousers 130 have a side zip in the line drawing, these instructions are of limited use. There is a further instruction to visit their "helpful tip" for invisible zip insertion. I moved the invisible zip to the centre back seam, to avoid side seam pocket bulk interaction with the zip, which has been known to cause unsightly bulging in my past sewing history, and feel this adaption has given a clean result to these rather sleek trousers.
My other adaptions were to use firmly stretched selvage to support the upper slant pocket piece (I am not an admirer of bagging pockets), and to fully line the trousers (cotton batiste). Fitting changes were to reduce the waist slightly and to add a little depth to the back crotch seam. The outer fabric is a beautifully flowing grey-green/black twill from Michael's Fabrics, 2011. I suspect it is a cotton/silk blend but am not entirely sure, as I received this fabric as part of a cotton bundle.
As these are luxuriously wide legged trousers, this has nicely used nearly 5m of stash fabric for the February stashbusting challenge ,which is to make something for someone you love. ......... Thanks for letting me know about the broken photo, hopefully it is fixed now.