I think the style of these Ames jeans is great, the instructions are very clear and the overall look is very nice. The only issue is if you did not use very stretchy denim and you're using the pear shape style, these jeans will not fit due to the several inches of "negative ease" they place in the pattern through the hip. My denim had a bit of stretch, but clearly not enough and even letting it out I was not able to make these jeans fit even though I am the correct pattern size according to their size chart. So be careful with fabric selection! I have a lovely pair of jeans that are unwearable, which is a shame.
This was my first foray into using pdf patterns. Luckily, the print and construction directions were incredibly clear! I had a lot of fun piecing the pattern together and it helped me visualize the process.
The pants came together in a breeze and altering to my perfect fit was simple. I love that I have a digital copy of this pattern to be able to revisit sewing this for friends or my changing body!
I also appreciated the clear recommendations on fabric type and the explaination of how this crucial step affects the finished measurements and fit.
I want all of my patterns to be digital! Fortunately, Cashmerettr has a ton of styles that are super cute.
I made the pear shape, straight leg version in size 16.
I had no modification to do. It fits just perfectly!
For my next pair (cause there will be one!), I will just lengthen the legs a little bit.
If you're still hesitating on whether to try it, stop and go for it! :-)
Having never made a pair of pants with a fly front before I decided to give the Ames Jeans a go. I used Jenny’s YouTube clip on how to put the zip in which made it very easy. I had a piece of denim in my stash so I used that to make a practise pair and refined the sizing, then bought some good quality denim to make a pair for wearing. I was very pleased with the outcome. The pattern is easy to alter, the different pelvis fittings are great and the instructions are comprehensive and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend this pattern.
I chose this pattern from the multitude of jeans patterns online, based on a 'pattern throwdown' revue from the Curvy Sewing Collective. I was not dissapointed. I modified, based on my measurements and the apple/pear option. I loved the sensible suggestion that after completing the pockets and fly, put the jeans on, inside out and adjust if and where necessary. This worked for me. I chose to use well, pre-washed slight-stretch denim. I also chose, thick good quality quilting fabric for the pockets, which proved to be great for tummy control. I live in a third world country, so buying one pattern that 'works' was important to me. I intended to use this pattern repeatedly for several garments, even shorts. I have made 3 pairs of jeans and a pair of pants thus far. I am confident I will use it over and over again.