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!

Want to see how this pattern will look on you? Sketch your plans on a body outline croquis that's custom made to your measurements with MyBodyModel. Learn more » 

Product information




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.


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 57 reviews
Suzie Simpson
Love Ames Jeans!!

I LOVE this pattern! Very easy to sew once you get the fit right. So many sewists fear jeans making, but it is very easy, not much different than sewing pants. I did buy the Jeans For Curves, primarily for fitting help. Follow along with Jenny and you’ll have wonderful jeans! Sewing jeans have been taken off my Sewing Bucket List, thanks to Ames Jeans.

BreAnna M Gallegos
The best jeans I've ever worn???

I had never sewn pants that weren't stretchy before, and I gave myself a big challenge by sewing with the most rigid custom printed denim I've ever seen for the Taylor Swift Eras tour (like these pants can stand up on their own, that is how rigid they are). I was nervous because there was a tight deadline and expensive fabric on the line, but these pants came out almost perfect on my first try. The only alteration I needed to make was to make 2 of the tiniest darts to fix some gapping at the back of my waist, but even without them, the pants looked and fit amazingly! I have a very large rear and comparitively small waist so normally store jeans have so much gapping I feel like I can fit a whole other person in the waistband, and this pattern gapped by maybe an inch at most. 10/10 using this pattern to make all of my pants moving forward

Nell K.
Thorough instructions

I made my first pair of jeans using the Ames pattern. I’m so pleased I had also purchased the video instructions as this made it so much easier! I enjoyed the construction process and appreciate the two body shapes included in the drafting.

Kristine Baugus
Loved it!!

So easy to follow and the instructional video made the entire process a snap. I would recommend purchasing the printed pattern and printing it yourself and cutting and pasting it together was a little tedious and time consuming.

Ames jeans

I have had this pattern for years but thought it would be too time consuming to make. I finally did and I have made 2 pair already. The directions are great, and it is a wonderful fit. LIZ

Carol Greene
Ames Jeans.

I love these jeans I have replaced all my store bought with the Ames. I have made at least 5 pair. They are much easier than I thought they would be. Directions are very clear.