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 have been looking for a long time for Jeans to make for myself. I am a larger women and patterns in my size are hard to come by. This Pattern was fantastic. The fit is wonderful. The cut is flattering. I am looking forward to making many more in various stretch bottom weight fabrics.
A wonderful pattern because one can choose a pelvis shape and a leg style and customize the jeans to fit as desired. I just made my first pair, graded between 3 sizes and am delighted with how well they went together. The pattern instructions are clear and concise, but I highly recommend signing up for the workshop video. Jenny is an excellent teacher, all of the steps are clearly described and demonstrated, and the tips she gives for what NOT to do are as valuable as the ones she gives for how to do. It was a pleasure sewing along with her.
I really love the pattern, it‘s easy to follow the instruction. The best is the choice between apple and pear pelvis - I chose the pear, no changes needed.
I would like to have an expantion for a bootcut leg.
With jeans/trousers it's difficult to take any pattern and not perform a complete fitting. The Ames pattern offers a limited ability to work with shape, I chose a curvy, but my backside is a funny shape so I had to make several muslins before getting the right shape