my own top, I laid them on "Pattern Ease" and traced the pieces. They had this odd crotch gusset thing (not sure if there is a more appropriate word to describe this!), zip and button fly, side pockets and no separate waistband. I'm growing to love the challenge of reverse engineering a piece of clothing, and the zipper was definitely something of which I feel pretty proud!
brilliant tutorial for installing welt pockets. However, the instructions didn't give dimensions of the welts (it was working with a specific pants pattern), but I managed to design the pocket and welts myself. Wahoo! Given it's my first welt pocket (and without a pattern!), I think it turned out pretty well. I've put up a mini-tutorial describing how to draft a welt pocket.
The husband says he'll "definitely wear them", so I call that a success. Check "shorts for my honey" off the to-do list!