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And now I have the back of a pair of jeans!
#amesjeans @cashmerette #sewingjeans #sewcialists
Sunday is fly-day!
#amesjeans @cashmerette #sewingjeans #sewcialists
I have front pockets!
#amesjeans @cashmerette
All ready to start sewing #amesjeans pair no 2...
Many alterations for this pair. I have high hopes! 😀
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All ready to start sewing #amesjeans  pair no 2... Many alterations for this pair. I have high hopes! 😀 @cashmerette
Wearing my #amesjeans for the first time! Will try to get better photos at some point. #musingsofanoviceseamstress
#mmmay18 day 30 - a tie-dye print, dolman-sleeved viscose T-shirt made with a pattern by @signeeriksen_skaberlyst. The pants are my second pair of #cashmerette Ames jeans. .
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#memademay #memadeeveryday #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe 
#diyfashion #sewcialists #isew
#curvysewing #plussizesewing 
#denmarksews #sysysy #skandinaviasyr 
#skaberlyst
#cashmerette #cashmerettepatterns #cashmeretteames #amesjeans #amesjeanshack
Any fellow sewists out there who listen to podcasts?  In the last year or so I've really gotten into audio drama podcasts--Tanis is definitely one of my favorites.  So I have my Tanis fan tee along with my #AmesJeans and #sundancejacket on today.  Only one day left of #mmmay18!  #tanis #memademay18 #memademay #isewmyclothes #imakemyclothes #curvysewing #sewistsofinstagram
Cutest little pocket ever! This is, believe it or not, my very first pair of jeans in traditional indigo. #amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns
I just trimmed one inch of bobbin thread off at the end of the seam - it had JUST lasted long enough! I hadn't even noticed it was running low... The #amesjeans are progressing nicely, braving the fly front today. #musingsofanoviceseamstress
I just trimmed one inch of bobbin thread off at the end of the seam - it had JUST lasted long enough! I hadn't even noticed it was running low... The #amesjeans  are progressing nicely, braving the fly front today. #musingsofanoviceseamstress 
#mmmay18 day 25 (and a day late) - my other pair of @Cashmerette Ames jeans pants in black viscose crepe twill from @stoffstil. It’s a great pattern and I will certainly be making more of them 👌❤️✂️
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#memademay #memadeeveryday #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe 
#diyfashion
#curvysewing #plussizesewing 
#denmarksews #sysysy #skandinaviasyr #cashmerette #cashmerettepatterns #cashmeretteames #amesjeans #amesjeanshack
I am in head-to-toe @cashmerette today!  This is my #webstertop wearable muslin in a voile from @boltfabricpdx and my #AmesJeans, still looking supafly after a wash and a dry.  Happy Friday everyone! 🔆 #mmmay18 #memademay18 #memademay #mmmay #memadeeveryday #isewmyclothes #imakemyclothes #idahosews #boisesews #sewyourown #sewistsofinstagram
I was only going to practice topstitching, check tension etc. but then I jumped right in and started sewing... Immensely excited to sew the #amesjeans! My first go at making jeans and I feel like such a badass for even trying, but already I find myself constantly going "it's not perfect but..." So dear inner critic, shut up will you?! #musingsofanoviceseamstress
I was only going to practice topstitching, check tension etc. but then I jumped right in and started sewing... Immensely excited to sew the #amesjeans ! My first go at making jeans and I feel like such a badass for even trying, but already I find myself constantly going "it's not perfect but..." So dear inner critic, shut up will you?! #musingsofanoviceseamstress 
#mmmay18 day 22. I actually love these @cashmerette #amesjeans - they might be a tad snug but the denim is our supersoft so they feel good. I like the leg shape and the waist height. These are the pear shape option. Next time I will leave off the pocket stay bits.
##mmmay18 #dressfabricshop #dressfabrics #fabricshop #dressmaking #crafting #jeans #denimfabric #cottonjersey #jerseyfabrics #printedfabric #frenchterryfabric #sewyourownclothes #patterndrafting #sewingcoats #woolfabric #boiledwool #irelandsews #sewireland #fabricsupplier
#mmmay18  day 22. I actually love these @cashmerette #amesjeans  - they might be a tad snug but the denim is our supersoft so they feel good. I like the leg shape and the waist height. These are the pear shape option. Next time I will leave off the pocket stay bits. ##mmmay18  #dressfabricshop  #dressfabrics  #fabricshop  #dressmaking  #crafting  #jeans  #denimfabric  #cottonjersey  #jerseyfabrics  #printedfabric  #frenchterryfabric  #sewyourownclothes  #patterndrafting  #sewingcoats  #woolfabric  #boiledwool  #irelandsews  #sewireland  #fabricsupplier 
Here are some details on my #AmesJeans.  Some lessons for next time--I would choose a higher quality zipper (this is Coats and Clark and it gets stuck easily) and one that matches the rivets and buttons more closely.  This time I used what was at my disposal (JoAnn's, which has terrible zipper selection IMO). Next time I would probably order a kit.  But the fly came together pretty well--as I mentioned in my previous post, @closetcase.patterns has a terrific sewalong for the Ginger Jeans and the fly section worked for the Ames pattern really well.  You can also see my MERMAID POCKETS, which I love so much.  Not only because of the unique design but because you would never ever ever find pockets like that in a store.  They are a joyful reminder that I made these jeans!  Which I need every once in a while because the topstitching very nearly undid me.  I actually took my machine in to be serviced partway through this project because I thought there was something broken, when really it's more that topstitching is just difficult.  You have the added pressure of making it look really good while sewing through a LOT of denim--I broke needles, I broke thread, I swore a lot.  In hindsight, I would have picked a more muted color that would be forgiving of mistakes until I got the hang of it and maybe just used regular thread with a denim needle--I think my machine would have been happier.  Thankfully the last step on this project was hammering in the button and rivets--you can really take out all that pent up frustration in a productive way 😁. All in all this is a great pattern and was a huge learning experience.  I think I'm going to step back and do some simple projects as a palate cleanser, and then try another pair!  If you have been nervous to try, I say give it a go--take your time, as they are definitely not a quick sew, but enjoy the steps and the new skills.  Look for sewalong or YouTube tutorials if you're struggling with instructions.  Ask questions on insta.  You can do it!! @cashmerette #sewingjeans #sewyourown #curvysewing #memade #memadeeveryday #youcandoit
Here are some details on my #AmesJeans . Some lessons for next time--I would choose a higher quality zipper (this is Coats and Clark and it gets stuck easily) and one that matches the rivets and buttons more closely. This time I used what was at my disposal (JoAnn's, which has terrible zipper selection IMO). Next time I would probably order a kit. But the fly came together pretty well--as I mentioned in my previous post, @closetcase.patterns has a terrific sewalong for the Ginger Jeans and the fly section worked for the Ames pattern really well. You can also see my MERMAID POCKETS, which I love so much. Not only because of the unique design but because you would never ever ever find pockets like that in a store. They are a joyful reminder that I made these jeans! Which I need every once in a while because the topstitching very nearly undid me. I actually took my machine in to be serviced partway through this project because I thought there was something broken, when really it's more that topstitching is just difficult. You have the added pressure of making it look really good while sewing through a LOT of denim--I broke needles, I broke thread, I swore a lot. In hindsight, I would have picked a more muted color that would be forgiving of mistakes until I got the hang of it and maybe just used regular thread with a denim needle--I think my machine would have been happier. Thankfully the last step on this project was hammering in the button and rivets--you can really take out all that pent up frustration in a productive way 😁. All in all this is a great pattern and was a huge learning experience. I think I'm going to step back and do some simple projects as a palate cleanser, and then try another pair! If you have been nervous to try, I say give it a go--take your time, as they are definitely not a quick sew, but enjoy the steps and the new skills. Look for sewalong or YouTube tutorials if you're struggling with instructions. Ask questions on insta. You can do it!! @cashmerette #sewingjeans  #sewyourown  #curvysewing  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #youcandoit 
Here is what I wore yesterday for running errands- plus my little photobomber (I am dog sitting). This is my @closetcase.patterns #ebonytee sweatshirt and my @cashmerette #Amesjeans. Can you tell I was a little too busy for photos last weekend? I’m almost glad it’s the week again 🤣 #mmmay18 #sewing #sewcialists #memadeeveryday #handmadewardrobe #curvyootd #curvysewing
Did you know you can make your own great-fitting jeans? You can! @lladybird will be here August 3-5 to teach our Jeans Making Master Class. You can choose to sew the #gingerjeans from @closetcase.patterns or the #amesjeans from @cashmerette. What are you waiting for? Check out the details on the Classes page of our website and sign up! It’s going to be awesome!!! 😎 #pintuckandpurl #pintuckandpurlclasses #sewingmasterclass #jeansmaking
Did you know you can make your own great-fitting jeans? You can! @lladybird will be here August 3-5 to teach our Jeans Making Master Class. You can choose to sew the #gingerjeans  from @closetcase.patterns or the #amesjeans  from @cashmerette. What are you waiting for? Check out the details on the Classes page of our website and sign up! It’s going to be awesome!!! 😎 #pintuckandpurl  #pintuckandpurlclasses  #sewingmasterclass  #jeansmaking 
Me Made May 21: Admiring my topstitching efforts back in the comfy Ames Jeans again today! 😁
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#mmmay18 #memademay #cashmerettepatterns #amesjeans #hotpinktopstitching #topstitching #brisbanesews
Me Made May 20:  A busy day of children’s parties today, and this was the only photo of me, so it’ll have to do! 
Top:  Another Miss Ruby Tuesday peplum from @1_puddlelane_patterns, made in DBP from @lushfabricsaustralia 
Jeans (that you can’t see) are @cashmerette Ames in Spotlight denim. .
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#mmmay18 #memademay #amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns #1puddlelane_patterns #missrubytuesdaypeplum #lushfabricsaustralia #brisbanesews
Day 19 #mmm18 #memademay18 #memademay and it's the weekend so it must be #amesjeans from @cashmerette
It has taken literal blood, sweat, and tears but they are really starting to look like jeans! #AmesJeans @cashmerette #sewyourown #sewingjeans #imakemyclothes #isewmyownclothes
Several inadvertent themes running through my most recent #mmmay18 #memadecombo efforts. Can you spot them?  Day 16: @cashmerette #turnerdress + @stylearc #estellepontejacket Day 17: @seamworkmag #seamworkastoria + Cashmerette #harrisonshirt + @tillybuttons #sewingarielle Day 18: @musepatterns #jennacardi + @lieslgibson #classicshirtpattern + Cashmerette #amesjeans - #memademay #memadeeveryday #layering #handmadewardrobe #vermontsews
#mmmay18 day 18. Cashmerette Ames jeans (simplified into pants) in a steelblue viscose crepe twill from @stoffstil and a top from Burda Plus (f/s 2015) in a medium heavy modal jersey from @kroldesign 
It’s my second Ames jeans pants - both made last week - and I love 💕 the pattern! The pants are tight - but still they stay up! I wear them all day and they don’t slide down my hips like tight pants often do - no... they stay up! It’s fantastic 😍 Thank you @cashmerette for making such a great pattern 🙏❤️✂️ They somehow manage to feel roomy around the hips even while still staying tight. I simplified the pockets and made them in one piece across the middle. The backside in self fabric (no pocket shield needed), and the other side in non-stretchy cotton. Worked beautifully. Looking forward to doing more pants (and jeans when I can be bothered to put the extra work 😉). .
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#memademay #memadeeveryday #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe 
#diyfashion
#curvysewing #plussizesewing 
#denmarksews #sysysy #skandinaviasyr #cashmerette #cashmerettepatterns #cashmeretteames #amesjeans #amesjeanshack
#burda #burdapattern #burdafashion
#mmmay18  day 18. Cashmerette Ames jeans (simplified into pants) in a steelblue viscose crepe twill from @stoffstil and a top from Burda Plus (f/s 2015) in a medium heavy modal jersey from @kroldesign It’s my second Ames jeans pants - both made last week - and I love 💕 the pattern! The pants are tight - but still they stay up! I wear them all day and they don’t slide down my hips like tight pants often do - no... they stay up! It’s fantastic 😍 Thank you @cashmerette for making such a great pattern 🙏❤️✂️ They somehow manage to feel roomy around the hips even while still staying tight. I simplified the pockets and made them in one piece across the middle. The backside in self fabric (no pocket shield needed), and the other side in non-stretchy cotton. Worked beautifully. Looking forward to doing more pants (and jeans when I can be bothered to put the extra work 😉). . . #memademay  #memadeeveryday  #imakemyownclothes  #handmadewardrobe  #diyfashion  #curvysewing  #plussizesewing  #denmarksews  #sysysy  #skandinaviasyr  #cashmerette  #cashmerettepatterns  #cashmeretteames  #amesjeans  #amesjeanshack  #burda  #burdapattern  #burdafashion 
#memademay Day 18: not a terribly impressive outfit today, but I’m running errands, teaching and looking at another house, so it’ll do. Wearing my #amesjeans with a #plantaintee and my rainbow speckled #lindensweatshirt 
#mmmay18 #cashmerettepatterns #deeranddoe #grainlinestudio #blundstone
#memademay Day 17: we didn’t get the house we bid on yesterday, but we are about to get the first rain in months so that’s a plus. I’m teaching an ocean themed unit today so it seemed a good time to break out my octopus print #scouttee along with my #amesjeans 
#mmmay18 #grainlinestudio #youcanhackit #cashmerettepatterns #cottonandsteel #cottonandsteelcloset #faerysteps
Sorry folks, it’s another basic AF me made may outfit 🤣 But this one comes with a question. What’s your favorite jeans pattern? I’m looking for something higher waisted and with a different fit than my Ames to mix it up a bit. I know I could hack but why not go the lazy route? I would super appreciate it if your suggestions accommodate a 52” hip 🦄 T-shirt: a #summerconcerttee from @dixiediy made ages ago, don’t remember where I got the fabric 🦄 @cashmerette patterns #amesjeans in an awesome allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric #stonemountainfabric 🦄 me made bra and undies makes four items for today 🦄 #curvysewing #sewcialists #handmadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #mmmay18 #memademay #sewnwithlove #sewn
Sorry folks, it’s another basic AF me made may outfit 🤣 But this one comes with a question. What’s your favorite jeans pattern? I’m looking for something higher waisted and with a different fit than my Ames to mix it up a bit. I know I could hack but why not go the lazy route? I would super appreciate it if your suggestions accommodate a 52” hip 🦄 T-shirt: a #summerconcerttee  from @dixiediy made ages ago, don’t remember where I got the fabric 🦄 @cashmerette patterns #amesjeans  in an awesome allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric #stonemountainfabric  🦄 me made bra and undies makes four items for today 🦄 #curvysewing  #sewcialists  #handmadewardrobe  #memadeeveryday  #mmmay18  #memademay  #sewnwithlove  #sewn 
New favorite me made outfit achieved! Need like 100 (or 3) more of these penny raglans. I’ve tried this one on with all my pants and it works with all of them (even the arenite pants). Is it magic? This is a size 10-12-14 for those that are curious (I would be a 20-22-24 if grainline’s size chart went that big). Me made May is messing with my finished object posting schedule 🦔 T-shirt: #pennyraglan from @grainlinestudio in a rayon knit from @joann_stores (swipe to see the shirt by it’s self) 🦔 Cardigan: @helens__closet #blackwoodcardigan in a sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric #stonemountainfabric 🦔 Jean: @cashmerette #amesjeans in cone mills denim from @threadbarefabrics 🦔me made Watson bra and undies for five total #memade items 🦔 #memademay #memadeeveryday #mmmay18 #handmadewardrobe #sewcialists #sewing #curvysewing #ootd #curvyootd #curvyfashion #fatshion
New favorite me made outfit achieved! Need like 100 (or 3) more of these penny raglans. I’ve tried this one on with all my pants and it works with all of them (even the arenite pants). Is it magic? This is a size 10-12-14 for those that are curious (I would be a 20-22-24 if grainline’s size chart went that big). Me made May is messing with my finished object posting schedule 🦔 T-shirt: #pennyraglan  from @grainlinestudio in a rayon knit from @joann_stores (swipe to see the shirt by it’s self) 🦔 Cardigan: @helens__closet #blackwoodcardigan  in a sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric #stonemountainfabric  🦔 Jean: @cashmerette #amesjeans  in cone mills denim from @threadbarefabrics 🦔me made Watson bra and undies for five total #memade  items 🦔 #memademay  #memadeeveryday  #mmmay18  #handmadewardrobe  #sewcialists  #sewing  #curvysewing  #ootd  #curvyootd  #curvyfashion  #fatshion 
#MeMadeMay Day 14: today I’m wearing my #amesjeans and short sleeved #harrisonshirt, both from #cashmerettepatterns along with my black #lindensweatshirt 
#mmmay18 #grainlinestudio #imakemyclothes
we're very excited to tell you that pre-orders have started shipping; all pre-orders are expected to ship by the end of this week! in addition, we were able to secure extra yardage of pre-ordered fabrics and you can now shop the Cone Mills denims of your dreams in the shop at imaginegnats.com/new (note that cone mills denim 9 oz in olive is expected to arrive later this week and we'll update you on yardage at that time).
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in addition to all of this (I know, more?!?!?!), two new Cone Mills fabrics have hit the shop. 100% cotton 9 oz denim in red and a super saturated stretch twill in navy and black. .
for anyone interested in one-stop shopping for all of your jeans supplies, hardware kits have been restocked as well. kits are now available in nickel, antique brass, and black oxide.
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it's been so fun to be able to provide all of these great denim fabrics for you, and the excitement over them has just been contagious! wrangling giant rolls of denim (swipe to the last pic!!) is no small feat, but it is made enjoyable by knowing that these fabrics are inspiring so many of you! .
#imaginegnatsshop #handmadewardrobe #ashjeans #gingerjeans #amesjeans #morganjeans #sewyourown #isew #mmmay18 #conemills
we're very excited to tell you that pre-orders have started shipping; all pre-orders are expected to ship by the end of this week! in addition, we were able to secure extra yardage of pre-ordered fabrics and you can now shop the Cone Mills denims of your dreams in the shop at imaginegnats.com/new (note that cone mills denim 9 oz in olive is expected to arrive later this week and we'll update you on yardage at that time). . in addition to all of this (I know, more?!?!?!), two new Cone Mills fabrics have hit the shop. 100% cotton 9 oz denim in red and a super saturated stretch twill in navy and black. . for anyone interested in one-stop shopping for all of your jeans supplies, hardware kits have been restocked as well. kits are now available in nickel, antique brass, and black oxide. . it's been so fun to be able to provide all of these great denim fabrics for you, and the excitement over them has just been contagious! wrangling giant rolls of denim (swipe to the last pic!!) is no small feat, but it is made enjoyable by knowing that these fabrics are inspiring so many of you! . #imaginegnatsshop  #handmadewardrobe  #ashjeans  #gingerjeans  #amesjeans  #morganjeans  #sewyourown  #isew  #mmmay18  #conemills 
Wearing my #cashmerette #amesjeans  again. Got a feeling I will wear them every weekend until #memademay18 #mmm18 is over. RTW tee but a #helenscloset #blackwoodcardigan Also, I am trying out a new pose and I'll be honest, it hasn't turned out as well as I had hoped 😂
Ahhhhhh is there like a patron saint of denim I can say a prayer to??? Fingers crossed this goes okay! 👖👖👖#AmesJeans @cashmerette #memadejeans #sewyourown #makingjeans #sewingjeans #imakemyclothes #isewmyownclothes #sewing #sewist #seamster #seamstress
What do you wear to a hen's lunch on a (very) cold weekend in Hobart? @cashmerette #amesjeans and #appletondress (as a top) of course! #MMMay2018 #sewcialistslovemmmay
Happy day 10 of #mmmay18, which I have now have burned in my brain because I wrote the 9th on all my sample bottles and had to re-label them ALL. Fun day. So yes, another pants day for field work, though I would have worn something more practical if I had known I was going to be stuck out there all day. Oh well, at least I was cute if I also had to be sweating my ass off 🤣 Jeans: @cashmerette patterns #amesjeans in a cone mills denim from @threadbarefabrics 🤣 T-shirt: @dixiediy #summerconcerttee in a rayon knit from @joann_stores 🤣 me-made undies and be for four total items 🤣 #sewn #sewing #curvysewing #curvyfashionista #ootd #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #handmadewardrobe
Happy day 10 of #mmmay18 , which I have now have burned in my brain because I wrote the 9th on all my sample bottles and had to re-label them ALL. Fun day. So yes, another pants day for field work, though I would have worn something more practical if I had known I was going to be stuck out there all day. Oh well, at least I was cute if I also had to be sweating my ass off 🤣 Jeans: @cashmerette patterns #amesjeans  in a cone mills denim from @threadbarefabrics 🤣 T-shirt: @dixiediy #summerconcerttee  in a rayon knit from @joann_stores 🤣 me-made undies and be for four total items 🤣 #sewn  #sewing  #curvysewing  #curvyfashionista  #ootd  #memadeeveryday  #sewcialists  #handmadewardrobe 
Today I had to wear pants to work even though it’s finally in the 80s... so here we are. Honestly, this is how I would prefer to be dressing most days so I really just need to make another pair of jeans and maybe a few tees too! This outfit is brought to you 100% by @cashmerette patterns 😍 Jeans: @cashmerette #amesjeans in the allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric (11/10, would (and have) bought again and again) 😍 T-shirt: @cashmerette patterns #cedardolmantop in a mystery stash knit 😍 me made undies and bra for four total me made items 😍 #cashmerettepatterns #stonemountainfabric #sewing #mmmay18 #memademay #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #curvysewing
Today I had to wear pants to work even though it’s finally in the 80s... so here we are. Honestly, this is how I would prefer to be dressing most days so I really just need to make another pair of jeans and maybe a few tees too! This outfit is brought to you 100% by @cashmerette patterns 😍 Jeans: @cashmerette #amesjeans  in the allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric (11/10, would (and have) bought again and again) 😍 T-shirt: @cashmerette patterns #cedardolmantop  in a mystery stash knit 😍 me made undies and bra for four total me made items 😍 #cashmerettepatterns  #stonemountainfabric  #sewing  #mmmay18  #memademay  #memadeeveryday  #sewcialists  #curvysewing 
I made jeans! 👖😀 I’ve wanted to make my own jeans for ages, but despite collecting patterns and online classes, I was daunted by the whole idea. 
Then I saw that @raystitch was running a jeans workshop taught by my favourite sewing teacher Penny. They offered the course with a choice of two patterns but I asked in advance if I could use the @cashmerette #amesjeans pattern as I thought it would need fewer adjustments for my figure (I’m very definitely a pear) and they agreed. 
Making the jeans really wasn’t anything like as difficult as I’d thought it would be, but without the support of a class I probably wouldn’t have got started and, even if I had, I might well have given up long before they were finished. 
They are not perfect... a little on the snug side (I can’t actually sit down in them), and the rise is too low for me... but, having gone through the process of making one pair, I could easily see what I need to change and have already altered the pattern ready for my next pair! 
Pattern: #amesjeans from @cashmerette 
Fabric: stretch denim from @guthrieghani (they don’t seem to have it on the website anymore but I bought it earlier this year at the Knitting & Stitching show at Olympia). #sewing #sewcialists #imademyjeans #sewingjeans
Handholding: @thevillageseamstress.wordpress at @raystitch
I made jeans! 👖😀 I’ve wanted to make my own jeans for ages, but despite collecting patterns and online classes, I was daunted by the whole idea. Then I saw that @raystitch was running a jeans workshop taught by my favourite sewing teacher Penny. They offered the course with a choice of two patterns but I asked in advance if I could use the @cashmerette #amesjeans  pattern as I thought it would need fewer adjustments for my figure (I’m very definitely a pear) and they agreed. Making the jeans really wasn’t anything like as difficult as I’d thought it would be, but without the support of a class I probably wouldn’t have got started and, even if I had, I might well have given up long before they were finished. They are not perfect... a little on the snug side (I can’t actually sit down in them), and the rise is too low for me... but, having gone through the process of making one pair, I could easily see what I need to change and have already altered the pattern ready for my next pair! Pattern: #amesjeans  from @cashmerette Fabric: stretch denim from @guthrieghani (they don’t seem to have it on the website anymore but I bought it earlier this year at the Knitting & Stitching show at Olympia). #sewing  #sewcialists  #imademyjeans  #sewingjeans  Handholding: @thevillageseamstress.wordpress at @raystitch
Today I have on a #gemmatank from @madebyrae in #lunation fabric designed by @maureencracknell with RTW jeans. I really  really really want to tackle jeans this weekend so I can do more full me-made outfits!  Anyone have Any fitting resources they really like?  I'm going to start with the #AmesJeans 👖 #mmmay18 #memademay18 #imakemyclothes #isewmyownclothes #moonfabric #sewyourown #curvysewing #sewist #sewing #seamster #seamstress
New sewing tools... Can you guess what I’m making?
#sewing #sewcialists #sewingtools
Making #amesjeans is fun but scary, never used a hammer for a sewing job before. Got a cute button on ebay to match my butterfly pocket
Making #amesjeans  is fun but scary, never used a hammer for a sewing job before. Got a cute button on ebay to match my butterfly pocket
Day 5 #memademay18 #mmm18 and a new make, I am wearing jeans I sewed myself. I was used the #amesjeans pattern by @cashmerette and denim from @fabricgodmother and I am super proud. Also wearing #springfieldtop so I am in double #cashmerette #cscmakes
Me Made May Day 5: off to work in #amesjeans and a double gauze #springfieldtop (both from #cashmerettepatterns). A #blackwoodcardigan from #helenscloset and my hand made (not by me) #faerysteps shoes.
#MMMay18 #myfaerysteps #imakemyclothes #selfsewn
Me Made May Day 4: wearing my rainbow butt #amesjeans with a rainbow splatter #plantaintee (fabric from @thefabricsnob). Also wearing a twill #morrisblazer and, gasp, NO SOCKS! Check out those bare ankles 😎 So excited to dig out my #handmadeshoes from @faerysteps. These are on their 3rd or 4th summer and I love them so much!
#MMMay18 #grainlinestudio #cashmerettepatterns #bethemaker #kapynen #faerysteps #myfaerysteps
The #MMMay2018 selfie game is not strong in this one... The @cashmerette #amesjeans that I finished in time for me-made-may however, are AWESOME!!! More photos to follow when it's light #sewcialistslovemmmay #makingjeansmakesmefeellikeagod
The Sew Your Own Jeans class with @lladybird at Hello Stitch is SOLD OUT!! Whew - those spots went fast! If you'd like to be put on the waitlist (because you never know what might happen between now and October...) send us an email.⠀
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#sewyourownjeans #sewingwithdenim #gingerjeans #amesjeans #sewingstudio #learntosew #sewinglessons
Me Made May 3 : Today I'm wearing a new make, my second pair of jeans! I used @cashmerette #amesjeans to do a black straight leg pair. I used an 11oz black denim (from @club_tissus ) and they feel like real stiff jeans! So happy with the results! / Aujourd'hui je porte un projet récemment terminé, ma deuxième paire de jeans Ames, patron de Cashemerette! Pour cette paire à jambes droites, j'ai utilisé un denim noir de 11oz de Club Tissus. Je les aime vraiment! #mmmay18 #memademay18 #memade #memadewardrobe #imademyjeans #nofearnewjeans #jecoudspourmoi #jecoudscequejeporte #montrealsews #longueuilsews
Me Made May 3 : Today I'm wearing a new make, my second pair of jeans! I used @cashmerette #amesjeans  to do a black straight leg pair. I used an 11oz black denim (from @club_tissus ) and they feel like real stiff jeans! So happy with the results! / Aujourd'hui je porte un projet récemment terminé, ma deuxième paire de jeans Ames, patron de Cashemerette! Pour cette paire à jambes droites, j'ai utilisé un denim noir de 11oz de Club Tissus. Je les aime vraiment! #mmmay18  #memademay18  #memade  #memadewardrobe  #imademyjeans  #nofearnewjeans  #jecoudspourmoi  #jecoudscequejeporte  #montrealsews  #longueuilsews 
Another BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Lauren Taylor of @lladybird will be coming to Hello Stitch in October to teach her super-popular jeans workshop. We're so excited about this class and have partnered with @stonemountainfabric to provide kits with all of Lauren's top picks for making your perfect pair of jeans! Find out more and register through the link in our bio.⠀
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#sewyourownjeans #sewingclass #learntosew #mmm18 #memademay #memademay2018 #gingerjeans #amesjeans #sewingwithdenim #sewingstudio⠀
https://www.hellostitchstudio.com/events-1/sew-your-own-jeans-weekend-workshop-with-lauren-taylor-of-lladybird
Another BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Lauren Taylor of @lladybird will be coming to Hello Stitch in October to teach her super-popular jeans workshop. We're so excited about this class and have partnered with @stonemountainfabric to provide kits with all of Lauren's top picks for making your perfect pair of jeans! Find out more and register through the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #sewyourownjeans  #sewingclass  #learntosew  #mmm18  #memademay  #memademay2018  #gingerjeans  #amesjeans  #sewingwithdenim  #sewingstudio ⠀ https://www.hellostitchstudio.com/events-1/sew-your-own-jeans-weekend-workshop-with-lauren-taylor-of-lladybird
Me Made May Day 2: wearing my rainbow butt #amesjeans with a super old #plantaintee and my plaid #harrisonshirt. Lots from #cashmerettepatterns today! 
#mmmay18 #selfsewn #imakemyclothes
I posted my #mmmay18 pledge in my stories and here is my first outfit with 5 handmade items! My favorite thing about this outfit is that it is NOT that exciting. It’s not the type of thing that people would ask me if I made, it’s just basic, hardwearing, everyday clothes that get worn multiple times a week 💕Sweater: #blackwoodcardigan from @helens__closet in an organic sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric 💕 Shirt: #islatop pattern from @madebyrae in a DBP from @lafinchfabrics 💕 Jeans: #amesjeans from @cashmerette patterns in allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric 💕 Undies: Watson bra and Soma swimsuit panties. #memademay #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #100percenthandmade #handmadewardrobe #curvysewing #sewcialists #sewing #isewmyownclothes #stonemountainfabric
I posted my #mmmay18  pledge in my stories and here is my first outfit with 5 handmade items! My favorite thing about this outfit is that it is NOT that exciting. It’s not the type of thing that people would ask me if I made, it’s just basic, hardwearing, everyday clothes that get worn multiple times a week 💕Sweater: #blackwoodcardigan  from @helens__closet in an organic sweater knit from @stonemountainfabric 💕 Shirt: #islatop  pattern from @madebyrae in a DBP from @lafinchfabrics 💕 Jeans: #amesjeans  from @cashmerette patterns in allegro denim from @stonemountainfabric 💕 Undies: Watson bra and Soma swimsuit panties. #memademay  #memadeeveryday  #memadewardrobe  #100percenthandmade  #handmadewardrobe  #curvysewing  #sewcialists  #sewing  #isewmyownclothes  #stonemountainfabric 
In case you missed it, I posted a VERY thorough review of my 3 pairs of @cashmerette #amesjeans on my blog (link in profile ). I included info on fit changes and would love more feedback, pants fit is a real struggle (though these are all better than RTW for me). Click through and leave me a comment if you have any suggestions! #sewing #curvysewing #curvysewingcollective #sewcialists #jeanssewing #sewingjeans #jeansmaking #handmadewardrobe #memadeeveryday
Up next on the cutting table!  There’s no way I’ll get through all of these today, but it’s nice to get my pattern-fabric pairings recorded.  We have an #adriftdress from @papercutpatterns in @cottonandsteel #magicforestrayon; #MilanBlouse from @annekerdilescouture in some kind of silky fabric I’ve had in my stash for a while; a(nother) pair of #HudsonPants from @TrueBias in soft double brushed poly cacti; #SummerBreezeTunic from @WardrobeByMe01 in a beautiful rayon I got from a sale rack in SLC; #V1503 in the other colorway of #magicforestrayon; #OgdenCami from @TrueBias in #TinyDancerRayon from @artgalleryfabrics; #AmesJeans (ahhhhh!) from @Cashmerette in denim from my stash; a #MorrisBlazer from @TrueBias in a lightweight stretch denim; and the #BridgetownBackless from @SewHouseSeven in rayon.  Keeping me company while I cut is the eighth #Outlander book, #WrittenInMyOwnHeartsBlood which, at 38 discs, is the *shortest* of all of them.  But it’s the last one that’s been published!  I have no idea what I’ll listen to when it’s over! #sewist #seamster #memade #imakemyclothes #fabric #sewing #seamstress #sewer #SundaySewing #sewyourown #sewyourstash
Up next on the cutting table! There’s no way I’ll get through all of these today, but it’s nice to get my pattern-fabric pairings recorded. We have an #adriftdress  from @papercutpatterns in @cottonandsteel #magicforestrayon ; #MilanBlouse  from @annekerdilescouture in some kind of silky fabric I’ve had in my stash for a while; a(nother) pair of #HudsonPants  from @TrueBias in soft double brushed poly cacti; #SummerBreezeTunic  from @WardrobeByMe01 in a beautiful rayon I got from a sale rack in SLC; #V1503  in the other colorway of #magicforestrayon ; #OgdenCami  from @TrueBias in #TinyDancerRayon  from @artgalleryfabrics; #AmesJeans  (ahhhhh!) from @Cashmerette in denim from my stash; a #MorrisBlazer  from @TrueBias in a lightweight stretch denim; and the #BridgetownBackless  from @SewHouseSeven in rayon. Keeping me company while I cut is the eighth #Outlander  book, #WrittenInMyOwnHeartsBlood  which, at 38 discs, is the *shortest* of all of them. But it’s the last one that’s been published! I have no idea what I’ll listen to when it’s over! #sewist  #seamster  #memade  #imakemyclothes  #fabric  #sewing  #seamstress  #sewer  #SundaySewing  #sewyourown  #sewyourstash 
The joys of trying to photograph your own posterior. #amesjeans 2.0 with a little bit of magic that is better seen in my in progress pics. #nofearnewjeans
The joys of trying to photograph your own posterior. #amesjeans  2.0 with a little bit of magic that is better seen in my in progress pics. #nofearnewjeans 
My last 3 makes were fabric from my stash, so that means I'm allowed to buy more fabric, right!? Got a lovely chambray tencel (destined for a skirt with a button placket - maybe the #rosariskirt or hack of the #emersoncroppants ). Also got some knit interfacing, a little boring, but Mood's price is much better than Joann's actually. I'd been given the suggestion to use knit interfacing in place of woven for a more relaxed look and I love it! Especially with this lovely tencel, don't want to ruin the drape with a stiff interfacing. And for all the rayon I've been/plan on working with, I want to keep a relaxed look so it doesn't look so abruptly different in drape with the facing or collar or sleeve cuff etc. 
And lastly I got some denim samples.... denim is SO hard to shop for being short and curvy (and picky... lets be honest). My jeans won't last another season without some backup, so starting the search for the right fabric. I prefer a very dark wash and lots of stretch, like a jegging. I really like one of these, might be a contender. I'll probably end up using the #amesjeans pattern since @cashmerette has never let me down! 
#fabricaddict #fabrichaul @moodfabrics #austinsews #sewingplans #handmadewardrobe
My last 3 makes were fabric from my stash, so that means I'm allowed to buy more fabric, right!? Got a lovely chambray tencel (destined for a skirt with a button placket - maybe the #rosariskirt  or hack of the #emersoncroppants  ). Also got some knit interfacing, a little boring, but Mood's price is much better than Joann's actually. I'd been given the suggestion to use knit interfacing in place of woven for a more relaxed look and I love it! Especially with this lovely tencel, don't want to ruin the drape with a stiff interfacing. And for all the rayon I've been/plan on working with, I want to keep a relaxed look so it doesn't look so abruptly different in drape with the facing or collar or sleeve cuff etc. And lastly I got some denim samples.... denim is SO hard to shop for being short and curvy (and picky... lets be honest). My jeans won't last another season without some backup, so starting the search for the right fabric. I prefer a very dark wash and lots of stretch, like a jegging. I really like one of these, might be a contender. I'll probably end up using the #amesjeans  pattern since @cashmerette has never let me down! #fabricaddict  #fabrichaul  @moodfabrics #austinsews  #sewingplans  #handmadewardrobe 
Did you know that you can sew your own jeans? You can!!! AND we have a class already on the schedule in August to help you do that! @lladybird will be coming here August 3 to walk you through the #gingerjeans or #amesjeans pattern. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you’ve made your own jeans. Sign up today on the Classes page of our website. Don’t miss this opportunity! 👖👖👖 #pintuckandpurl #pintuckandpurlclasses #sewingmasterclass #sewingjeans
Did you know that you can sew your own jeans? You can!!! AND we have a class already on the schedule in August to help you do that! @lladybird will be coming here August 3 to walk you through the #gingerjeans  or #amesjeans  pattern. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you’ve made your own jeans. Sign up today on the Classes page of our website. Don’t miss this opportunity! 👖👖👖 #pintuckandpurl  #pintuckandpurlclasses  #sewingmasterclass  #sewingjeans 
In a perfect example of some patterns just fit some people better than others. 1st pic: the back pattern piece for my #amesjeans. 2nd pic: back pattern piece for my #gingerjeans. Both great patterns, both fit well, but woah did I have to work harder for the gingers. #curvysewingcollective
In a perfect example of some patterns just fit some people better than others. 1st pic: the back pattern piece for my #amesjeans . 2nd pic: back pattern piece for my #gingerjeans . Both great patterns, both fit well, but woah did I have to work harder for the gingers. #curvysewingcollective 
Waistband basted. #amesjeans #nofearnewjeans
New @lladybird-approved jeans kits! 👖🙌 We worked with Lauren to put together all her favorite jeans-making materials into one easy package! It’s exactly what you need for one of her Ginger Jeans workshops, but you could also use it for the #amesjeans or #ddsafran (just pick the option without the #gingerjeans pattern). It’s time to make some jeans, y’all!
New @lladybird-approved jeans kits! 👖🙌 We worked with Lauren to put together all her favorite jeans-making materials into one easy package! It’s exactly what you need for one of her Ginger Jeans workshops, but you could also use it for the #amesjeans  or #ddsafran  (just pick the option without the #gingerjeans  pattern). It’s time to make some jeans, y’all!
Rainbow bum #amesjeans . Need I say more?  @sandi.204 ・・・
Here you go internet- my rainbow covered butt 😂 🌈 🍑 
#amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns #pocketdesign #rainbowpockets #conemillsdenim #selfsewnwardrobe #monthofmakingpants
The @closetcase.patterns “alternative waistband method” for sewing a jeans waistband is magic. I’ve never gotten the insides to look this perfect before. Also the genius (and now obvious) tip to start topstitching at the center back. Don’t know why it never occurred to me before. #amesjeans #jeansmaking #jeansjeansjeans #seattlesews
The @closetcase.patterns “alternative waistband method” for sewing a jeans waistband is magic. I’ve never gotten the insides to look this perfect before. Also the genius (and now obvious) tip to start topstitching at the center back. Don’t know why it never occurred to me before. #amesjeans  #jeansmaking  #jeansjeansjeans  #seattlesews 
I, Alison of Bagladybird, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to fill a me-made wardrobe gap by making a pair of jeans in May 2018. I will share my progress on Instagram and blog.
@sozoblog 
#mmmay18 #memade #imadethis #dressmaking #bawtry #doncaster #southyorks #sewingjeans #gingerjeans #amesjeans #sewingchallenge #memadewardrobe #makingjeans
Pocket details on my next pair of #amesjeans #deathlyhallows #cashmerettepatterns #nofearnewjeans
Coming along nicely. The #cottonandsteel tiger pocket lining makes me really happy. #amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns #seattlesews
I love a wee coin pocket! Need some new jeans; trying out a new pattern. #amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns #seattlesews
Making progress on fixing the back leg wrinkles #amesjeans
Making progress on fixing the back leg wrinkles #amesjeans 
I am very proud of my first ever fly closure, I am making good progress on my #amesjeans thanks for the support @sutherland5031 @twisted_twinkle @greer.joann #sewdenim #fabhaby
I am very proud of my first ever fly closure, I am making good progress on my #amesjeans  thanks for the support @sutherland5031 @twisted_twinkle @greer.joann #sewdenim  #fabhaby 
I chose high contrast topstitching for my #amesjeans 🤦🏾‍♀️ Thankfully, I have two sewing machines to press into service alongside my serger (my S16 straight stitch machine for the seams, and the Pfaff for the topstitching/bar tacks). Sure, I could change the needle and thread after each seam, but I could also...not do that? 😂 #sewing #sewcialists #topstitching #jeansmaking #isew #sewistsofinstagram #memade #sewingjeans
Seam ripper day! Taking apart my Ames jeans to get rid of those wrinkles in the back leg. Removing miles of stitching, serging, and top stitching. Sigh. #sewingisfun #justnottoday #amesjeans
Seam ripper day! Taking apart my Ames jeans to get rid of those wrinkles in the back leg. Removing miles of stitching, serging, and top stitching. Sigh. #sewingisfun  #justnottoday  #amesjeans 
Handmade outfit of the day: striped Concord tee, black Ames jeans and new red Blackwood cardigan. Happy Easter! #cashmerettepatterns #concordtshirt #amesjeans #helens_closet #blackwoodcardigan #cscmakes
I have jeans!!!!!!!!!!! Oh deep joy!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I can sit in them!!!!!!!!!!! Thankyou Jenny! #handmadewardrobe #sewistsofinstagram #plussizesewing #curvysewingcollective #cscmakes #amesjeans
Loving this book, it has me really thinking about what I want my post maternity wardrobe will look. I’m thinking I will cut back on dresses, and incorporate more basics. T-shirts, blouses, jeans, trousers, and oversized sweaters.  Thanks @lovetosew.podcast for the book recommendation. For my new wardrobe, I’m feeling the #amesjeans #blackwoodcardigan and the #seamworkrio as staple pieces. But keeping my eyes open for anything else that would fit into the capsule. #thecuratedcloset #wardrobecapsule #wardrobeplanning #momstyle #byebyetwenties #adultstyle
Loving this book, it has me really thinking about what I want my post maternity wardrobe will look. I’m thinking I will cut back on dresses, and incorporate more basics. T-shirts, blouses, jeans, trousers, and oversized sweaters. Thanks @lovetosew.podcast for the book recommendation. For my new wardrobe, I’m feeling the #amesjeans  #blackwoodcardigan  and the #seamworkrio  as staple pieces. But keeping my eyes open for anything else that would fit into the capsule. #thecuratedcloset  #wardrobecapsule  #wardrobeplanning  #momstyle  #byebyetwenties  #adultstyle 
Can’t wait!!! Now all I need is the perfect denim with just a little bit of spandex! I have never made proper jeans before...well, except for silver pleather tear away jeans because #childrenstheatre 
#cashmerettepatterns #amesjeans #notionspack #sewersofinstagram #pearshaped
Did you see my latest post on @curvysewingcollective ? It’s a review of the #amesjeans with some fitting info! ・・・
Check out this review of the @cashmerette #amesjeans by @thegreenviolet on the blog. Link in the profile. #sewing #sewcialists
Did you see my latest post on @curvysewingcollective ? It’s a review of the #amesjeans  with some fitting info! ・・・ Check out this review of the @cashmerette #amesjeans  by @thegreenviolet on the blog. Link in the profile. #sewing  #sewcialists 
Once you go me-made you never want to go back to RTW! @jacquelinecieslak ・・・
And here’s the full #memade outfit — my newly finished Willow pullover with my all-time favorite #amesjeans! I don’t know if I can ever wear ready-made denim again, these handmade jeans are so great. #memadeeveryday #handmadewardrobe #knittersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #quinceplainandsimple #EWEmakers
Post-PhD sewing goals for 2018 (and maybe also 2019 😉)!
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Cashmerette #appletondress, #rivermontdress, and #amesjeans, Chalk&Notch #fringedresspattern, Helen’s closet #blackwoodcardigan, and finally Allie Olson’s #coramtop 👖👗👚
The jeans aren’t quite finished but they are at the Obviously Pants phase. I’ll get the waistband and belt loops attached soon-ish, then the hemming and the rivets. #amesjeans #berninaokc
The jeans aren’t quite finished but they are at the Obviously Pants phase. I’ll get the waistband and belt loops attached soon-ish, then the hemming and the rivets. #amesjeans  #berninaokc 
Finished!!!!! Far from perfect but a pretty good fit right off the pattern. Ready to make more #amesjeans #craftyminxhandmade
I made jeans (not quite finished, but still)!! I have a good idea of the alterations I want to make, and after I finish up some quilts, I'll be ready to tackle my next pair! #amesjeans #cashmerettepatterns
I made jeans (not quite finished, but still)!! I have a good idea of the alterations I want to make, and after I finish up some quilts, I'll be ready to tackle my next pair! #amesjeans  #cashmerettepatterns