The Cashmerette Ames Jeans Wrap-Up

Chashmerette Ames Jeans Full Body
Me in my Cashmerette Ames Jeans

I love my Cashmerette Ames Jeans, made from our White Stretch Denim so much! I also loved the process of making them. If you want to make jeans (or if you just want to learn from my mistakes), you’ll find links below to all the videos I filmed while creating these!

The Details

I made a Size 14 Apple with a Skinny Leg. My waist circumference is 34 inches and my hip circumference is 42 inches. The Size 14 Apple body measurements are 34-inch waist; 44-inch hip. You can see in the pictures that the bottom is a little saggy. I think that’s because my hips are narrower than the pattern is drafted for. Also, the curve of the side seam appears to indicate I need an “athletic thigh” adjustment, but I think I just need to narrow the back legs. Next time, I will make a vertical pleat along the center of the entire back leg – I’ll show you how to do it in a future video!

The Videos

I made six videos while making these jeans. Below are the links to each!

Intro, The One Where I Cut Out My Jeans.

Part 2, The One Where I Sew the Front Pockets.

Part 3, The One Where I Sew the Back Pockets.

Part 4, The One Where I Pin-Fit My Jeans.

Part 5, The One Where I Sew the Waistband.

Part 6, The One Where I Apply the Rivets.

And, lastly, here is a link to my Tips and Tricks for Sewing with Denim blog post!


Jenny Rushmore of Cashmerette has done it again. She has created a great pattern for those of us who are size 12 and up, with a ton of options. The Ames Jeans pattern has separate pieces for apple- and pear-shaped women; it includes straight- and skinny-leg options, and the instructions are comprehensive. If you’re lucky enough to be within the Cashmerette size range, and you want to make jeans, I highly recommend this pattern!

4 thoughts on “The Cashmerette Ames Jeans Wrap-Up

  1. Rachel Burbidge says:

    These look great! I’m just about to embark on my first pair of jeans and am nervous about my ability to make them fit well enough to be wearable so resources like this are a great help. Love that top too! Did you make it?

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