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 am teaching a jeans making class and selected your Ames Jeans pattern as a pattern choice for the participants. In preparation for the class, I've made 3 pairs and have been very pleased with all aspects of this pattern. The instructions are excellent and include notes for all those little things you need to know when making jeans. I especially appreciate the additional suggestions for sequencing construction to minimize thread changes between top stitching work. I use the chain stitch option on my cover stitch machine as my third machine. Works great for jeans construction!
Gotta love the design, the precision of pattern drafting in this pair of jeans. But the FIT is everything- and the apple or Pear pelvis options are just magic. I made the apple with straight legs and love them.
Best instruction booklet ever, I was able to make these with following steps in booklet and reading the Cashmerette tutorial on topstitching.
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Thank you SO much for this pattern.
I love the Ames Jeans printed pattern. The pattern was very well drafted and there was good room in it for my tummy. It's nice to find a jeans pattern which did not need a lot of adjustment to fit me. I will make these again and I don't often make patterns again. Beautiful.
I am a beginning sewist and I am so proud of myself! I actually made a pair of jeans! The only other garment that I have successfully sewed is the Appleton dress. I used the Ames jeans pattern and the Cashmerette on-line sewing course. It was wonderful and worth every penny. Jenny is a knowledgeable sewist and a charming teacher. I'm wearing my new jeans today and I love them. My waist is 39" and my hips are 50".
I just finished my first pair of the Ames jeans...I was hoping for a wearable muslin since I had to make a couple of changes on paper before even sewing. I will fine tune the fit for the next pair, but these are definitely wearable! The pattern went together very easily and I've never done a zipper installation like this before...but it was so EASY that I'll use this method for my next pair of pants (even if it's not jeans)!