My black Levi’s Mile High Super Skinnies are such a well worn item in my wardrobe that I decided I could do with a second pair, so I tried out the Megan Nielsen Ash Jeans pattern (which is mid rise) and used a poly/viscose/elastane twill that I had on hand. The results were great but the fabric is a little soft and shows every lump and bump – so officially I’ve made jeggings!
Real denim would be more forgiving. but they are still wearable, I just feel a bit self-conscious around the butt so will restrict myself to wearing them with longer tops.
Megan’s Ash Jeans pattern is superb and I highly recommend it. The instructions are clear – I followed them exactly for the zip construction and it turned out well.
There are even helpful reminders when to change threads for topstitching. Everything went together well and the fit of these jeans is fabulous!
I made the skinny version, but there are also slim, flare and wide leg versions. I only made one change to the pattern, and that was to increase the waist to the next size up, as this was indicated by the measurement chart.
I stuffed up the jean button 100%…
It works though, and if I stick to wearing longer tops like I promised, only you and I will know!
These have been a useful addition to my wardrobe as I’ve already worn them a lot, mainly when my MHSS’s were in the wash! I plan on making more, but I prefer a high rise so will raise the waist next time. I also have the Dawn Jeans pattern in my queue!
Have you made jeans before? Any fun jeans making experiences to share?! Are you an Ash or a Dawn? I love both looks!