Ames Jeans

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Make a date with denim in the classic and versatile Cashmerette Ames Jeans: stretch jeans exclusively designed for curves.

When it comes to jeans, perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love by customizing your pattern using our interchangeable “apple” and “pear” pelvis pieces, and skinny and straight leg options.

These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. And hold the style together with a high rise, and a pocket stay for secret smooth shaping.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Two pelvis shape options, for “apple” or “pear” figures (see the instructions for how to choose your shape)
  • Two leg options: skinny or straight
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level
  • An optional wider back pocket free download

Want step-by-step help making your jeans? Check out our online workshop Jeans Making for Curves where Jenny Rushmore will take you through the whole process with confidence!

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Intermediate

SIZING

12-32 with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces, 32-52” waist and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

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. 

NOTIONS

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

TOOLS

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

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Customer Reviews

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Carolyn Urnes
Not quite

I love the idea of using Apple and Pear body shape pattern pieces. The jeans I made came out too big in the waist and too big (and poufy looking) in the thighs. Part of that is my own fault for not triple-checking body versus garment dimensions. I may try again in the future. Some of the features of the pattern are very nice! I missed the fact that the belt loops should be attached lower than the waist piece so my belt loops are weird and very small for my belt.

If you'd like help picking your size next time, just email us at hello@cashmerette.com!

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Kristine Frailing
Fabric selection

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.

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Jenna Kelly
Pants that fit

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.

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Régine Grondin
Best jeans ever!

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! :-)

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Roz G
Great pattern

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.