Ames Jeans

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Size Size guide

Pattern format

PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28. We will update the printed pattern to our new size range as soon as we can.

Make a date with denim in the classic and versatile Ames Jeans. These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. When it comes to jeans, perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love tailored for apple or pear shapes, with two leg options - skinny or straight. Hold the style together with a high rise and pocket stay for secret smooth shaping. 

Product information




12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces. See Sizing Guide.


Main: 9.5 - 12 oz stretch denim with at least 2% lycra and 10-15% crosswise stretch.

Lining: non-stretch cotton.

Interfacing: knit (stretch) or woven fusible, depending on preference for stretch in waistband. 


Denim / jeans needle, topstitching needle (optional), regular thread, topstitching thread, 7" (18 cm) metal jeans zipper, 1 jeans button, 8 jeans rivets (optional).


Point turner, hammer, awl (or nail), anvil (or other hard metal surface). 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
Penny Meyer
Well, who knew?

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.

Ames - Great for larger bodies!

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!

Louise Brownlee
Ames jeans are revolutionary!

This pattern is the most fantastic pattern for a pair of jeans that I have ever come across! The choice between the apple or pear shaped hip section is just awesome! I can never find jeans (patterns or RTW) that fit me but these fit like a glove (no alteration needed) and make me feel great wearing them!

Not bad

I made these jeans in stretch denim as instructed in the pattern. It’s ok but a bit too “mum’s” jeans for me. Also the waistband could be done in two pieces instead of four. But overall a good pattern

Thaise Brower
Finally no more pulling!

I love Cashmerette for understanding that some people have curves on their bodies and don't want to spend all day tugging and pulling at their clothes! These jeans definitely fit this bill! Instructions are easy to understand and sizing is demystifying with the numerous blog posts.

You won't be disappointed to sew with this pattern! :)

(Plus if you need extra support or confidence boost, there is a training class available!)