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.
SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate
SIZING: 12 to 28, with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces.
In the photos, Dawn (red hair) is wearing the pear + straight legs, and Jenny (blonde hair) is wearing the apple + skinny legs.
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Main: 9.5 - 12 oz stretch denim with at least 2% lycra. 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).
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos on the left to view.
I’ve made many pairs of jeans in recent years but what I have found with the Ames jeans is the convenience of being able to use a pattern attainable to my body shape. This is a unique feature of this pattern. I found that besides adding length as I am definitely not 5’6”, I could actually cut the pattern straight from the packet without the need to alter. I’m actually wearing my first pair of A,es jeans now and I have made two. I also find that the better quality denim you use, gives and even better fit. These are very comfortable jeans for sure. I definitely recommend the pattern to anyone who wants to sew their own and has issues getting jeans to fit. They’re awesome! I love them!
This is a great pattern. Everything comes together nicely and the fit is fantastic. My favorite jeans pattern so far.
I made a trial pair in size 26 Pear and they fit perfectly! They make me look like I have a flat stomach too! Awesome, just Awesome!
I found the whole process much easier than I expected. I still need more practice with my top stitching but I now have a wearable pair of well fitting jeans. A great pattern.
These are the first jeans I have ever made and the fit is fantastic. The pattern instructions were excellent, easy to follow and clearly illustrated. I love my Ames jeans and wear them all the time.