Jalie Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern Review

Eleanore pull-on jeans Front View
Eleonore pull-on jeans front view

Bonnie made a cute pair of Jalie Eleonore Pull-On Jeans out of floral stretch denim.  They look cute on her, but she did make some major alterations. Here is her review of the pattern:

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yep it did, after many adjustments.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, they were.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I loved the style and the use of stretch denim. I didn’t like the lowness of the rise, or the single-layer yoke.

Fabric used:

Floral Stretch Denim from The Confident Stitch.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:

After comparing the pattern to a pair of ready-made pull-on jeans I like, I made some changes based on the differences between the pattern and the ready-made jeans. My ready-made jeans had a much higher rise, so I raised the back rise by 3 inches, and the front rise by 1 inch.

I also had trouble making the waist small enough, so I created a fake fly with 3 hooks, which allowed me to cinch in the waist and still get the pants over my hips.

Would you sew the Jalie Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern again? Would you recommend the jeans to others?

Why, yes I will. I love my pants. I recommend this pattern to intermediate sewers who know how to alter patterns.


The Jalie Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern is a great pattern for anyone who loves a low-rise. It is also a good pattern for anyone who wants a mid-rise and knows how to make the alteration.


Eleanore Pull-On Jeans Side View
Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Side View
Eleanore Pull-On Jeans Back View
Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Back View
Eleanore pull-on jeans back pocket detail
Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Back Pocket Detail
Detail of the faux front pocket on the Jalie Eleanore Jeans
Detail of the faux front pocket on the Jalie Eleonore Jeans



5 thoughts on “Jalie Eleonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern Review

  1. Jacqueline says:

    A very helpful review – there are a number of pull on jeans patterns available, so this is sooo useful in making the decision about which to try first. I think the depth of the rise is a deal breaker… (why wouldn’t a company include both a high and low rise option for a jeans pattern?!)
    Many thanks for your review – your jeans are beautiful!

    • Kate McIvor says:

      Thanks Jacqueline! Bonnie thinks the Colette Clover Pants would be a better bet. I’ve made them in a stretch denim (many moons ago), and I was comfortable with the rise. You can see the pattern here. 🙂 Kate

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