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Ash jeans pattern tester roundup!

Ash jeans pattern tester roundup! Megan Nielsen Design Diary

I love it when pattern tester roundup time comes around!  Some of our lovely testers have been kind enough to let us share their makes with you and I can’t wait for you to see all of these wonderful Ash jeans!

I’m so grateful for all of the wonderful testers who help us test our patterns, without all of you we couldn’t keep creating such high quality patterns. A big huge thank you to every single person who helps us test, i wish i could hug you all!

I hope you love browsing these beautiful makes as much as I did – and don’t forget to check out these ladies blogs and Instagrams for more of their sewing journeys.

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WHO

Kate  // Find her on IG @katethemaker

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I love all the options – one pattern has all the leg styles I would want to make.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

In the future, I want to use a heavier denim than I initially used, and use a dark (instead of contrasting) topstitching. For my tester garment, I hand stitched the button hole, and I embroidered a saying into the waistband. I also added a “non-traditional” print for my pocket bags (dinosaur sheet I found at a thrift store)!

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WHO

Bregtje

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease of making the fly, because the instructions were very clear.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I have planned another one, but I’m not going to make any significant alterations in it.

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WHO

Christine  // Find her on her blog Chrissie Jay Sews and on IG @chrissiejaysews

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The “if you can’t find a denim with that stretch, try this instead” bit in the instructions! I mean, the clarity of the instructions and plenty of diagrams helped, but I really appreciated the fabric help the most!

Jeans were my “too hard basket” pattern, but I’m very glad I got to make a pair and can’t wait to make more.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Currently I’ve made a black pair with a dark green top stitch thread. I’m thinking of either making a patterned pair (floral, probably) or jumping on the embroidery train!

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WHO

Jackie  // Find her on IG @jack.stitch

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Straightforward, easy fly directions! This pattern is amazing.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I have nice dark indigo cone mills 20% denim prewashed already for the next pair.

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WHO

Deborah  // Find her on IG @deborahmanser  

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The ease that it went together and the overall fit.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Am wondering about a pair using a large print fabric with less (no) stretch.  Also a shorts version.

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WHO

Ange  // Find her on her blog Black Label Blog and on IG @blacklabelblog

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Customizing the pocket stitching & thinking about hardware placement etc. A jeans pattern can be altered to make so many customizations so it was nice to think of ways to make the jeans stand out & unique to me. I started with the fabric & then I realised who on earth would make a pair of jeans in this wild fabric!! hahaha

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes!! My pinterest board has been going crazy with pins of jeans & ideas. I want to make a dark blue pair but with black topstitching as opposed to the regular gold/mustard thread. Id also like to have a go at a white pair but then I think…..toddler!!! Maybe not just yet.:-)

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WHO

Chloe

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

That it was much easier than I thought it would be!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Planning on making a pair of shorts using the wide leg version.

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WHO

Christie  // Find her on her blog The Denverette

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Instructions for sewing the zipper- I was so worried about it!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’m going to make an olive colored straight version next. And maybe wide leg ones after that.

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WHO

Kathi  // Find her at Jack of Arts  and on IG @kathi.martin

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fabulous fit! My sewing buddies were completely blown away when I showed them the jeans.  They look so professional.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I plan to do the Skinny jeans for my daughter and granddaughter.  I’d like to try the Flare version for me in some crazy floral fabric.

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WHO

Janice  // Find her on IG @jigsews

MADE

Version 4 // Wide leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

Little to no alterations on a pattern is simply an AMAZING feeling. Thank you so much for creating yet another quality pattern

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I have a future version planned using a floral denim. I drafted my own pocket stays on this tester version.

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WHO

Kate  // Find her on her blog The Dancing Dressmaker and on IG @katerelton

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The style is exactly what I wanted from a jeans pattern and I have never managed such a fantastic fit on anything I’ve made for myself, particularly trousers or skirts with no need for alterations.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I made my first pair in an indigo jacquard stretch denim but I would love to fill my wardrobe with them. I’d like to try some of the wider leg versions and experiment with different fabrics. I’d wear jeans all the time if I could buy ones that fit so being able to make my own really is the dream!

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WHO

Diane // Find her on her blog Sewing with D and on IG @twochicklets

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The very detailed sewing instructions

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

No future pairs at the moment. I made a Bermuda shorts version for my muslin with all of the topstitching.

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WHO

Jenny  // Find her on her blog Embrace Everyday and on IG @othersideofthegarden

MADE

Version 3 // Flare jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The easy to follow instructions and the fact that these fit me without having to make any adjustment, except for leg length .

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I will be making a pair for my 16 yr old daughter next. I will be investing in some really nice denim for my next pair now that I have seen how great these are.

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WHO

Katrina

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The simple step by step instructions. I love the finished result of my jeans!

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WHO

Kyra // Find her on IG @kyrajclarke

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fly topstitching instructions – it led to a really nice finish. A well drafted pattern with a great fit!

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WHO

Meg // Find her on her blog Meggipeg and on IG @meggipeg

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

I loved that the instructions were so clear and comprehensive. Everything was thought out perfectly to result in a beautifully made pair of jeans!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I spent ages trying to decide which version to make, so I definitely want to try making the slim and wide leg versions next.

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WHO

Lynne // Find her on IG @lyn_ske

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The comfortable waistband. Top marks for an amazing jeans pattern!

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

Yes I will be making more in different colours and adding more details to the back pockets.

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WHO

Sarah // Find her on IG @tackAndHackIt

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The number of versions included in one pattern is really generous.

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WHO

Simona // Find her on her blog Sewing Adventures in the Attick and on IG @draculashbv

MADE

Version 2 // Skinny jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

My favourite about the pattern is it’s versatility. With four versions , it’s like you can make 4 different type of jeans. Once you get your perfect fit , you can make them over and over again.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I am thinking of making the slim leg jeans v1

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WHO

Sue // Find her on her blog Susan Young Sewing and on IG @susanyoungsewing

MADE

Version 4 // Wide leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

The fit into the small of my back!! No gaping and not too tight either, they’re so comfy which isn’t always true of jeans.

A classic, great-fitting pair of jeans with excellent well-written and easy to follow instructions and diagrams.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’m going to look out for a stretch cord and possibly a coloured denim too but I haven’t had time to make more, yet.

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WHO

Mirza // Find her on her blog Let’s Tweed Again 

MADE

Version 1 // Slim leg jeans

HER FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE PATTERN

the fit of the legs, it’s just perfect! and the alternative buttonhole method, it’s such a pain when you mess up a buttonhole on an otherwise perfect pair of jeans.

WHAT SHE IS PLANNING ON MAKING NEXT

I’ll try to make an other pair of the skinny variation, and I have to say I’m very intrigued by the wide leg variation, so I will probably make one also!

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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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black label
3 years ago

I love how many ladies used a great print or floral. All so gorgeous. Thanks again for trusting me to be a tester x

TeriJo Rogers
TeriJo Rogers
3 years ago

How do I become a tester? I have been sewing for over 50 years and would love to become a tester.

Megan
Megan
3 years ago

I really hope that both these new patterns make it into the extended size range!

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