By Jove, I think I've got it! This is my third attempt at making Named Wyome jeans and this time I'm much happier (see attempt one and two here).
These were made from some lovely blue 100% linen from Spotlight, which I nabbed on sale for $15/m. I definitely think this beautiful fabric has helped with the success of these jeans, along with some other small changes described below.
Oops, cut a bit too close to the selvedge along the side there! That's because I was squeezing another pattern out of this fabric too. All will be revealed soon.
The most obvious change I made was to change the pockets to those from the Jamie jeans pattern. The Jamie pockets are larger and the placement is much higher. This detracts slightly from the boyfriendness of the Wyome style, but improves the look around the bum region. If you don't believe me, ask my sister.
I also changed the shape of the front crotch curve. The picture below shows the new curve (arrow) and the original curve (flap of paper). This is only a tiny change, but makes quite a difference to the fit.
Happily I can report that camel toe is no longer an issue.
The other changes were to add 5cm to the leg length and to use a normal zip fly, instead of buttons. I don't know why I didn't use buttons. I think I went into autopilot and kind of forgot. I will try to remember buttons for a future pair.
The extra leg length means I can wear these down...
...or rolled up. I like them both ways, but rolled up is probably my preference. I didn't change the leg width at all.
I am rather thrilled with these jeans. The tweaks and twerks took a while to get right, but I think I appreciate the final result even more for the effort involved. Also, the linen will be perfect for summer. Yay for new boyfriends.