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.
After trying the Dawn Curve, but struggling with fit, I made the Ames. Measurements are 45, 40, 50 and I cut a straight 20 in the pear shape. I found the directions easy enough to follow, and I really appreciate the two torso options (apple and pear). My muslin turned out wearable, and my only neutral feedback would be that I might prefer for the rise to be higher, but I think I can adjust that myself if I reached out to the Cashmerette team who are always beyond helpful. Great pattern - recommend!