The Dawn jeans are all of our denim dreams come true. With the latest trend in denim moving towards a more roomy, comfortable, higher waisted jean we’ve been so excited to look at all of the various options for this pattern! The silhouette harks back to the classic denim fits of the 90’s. Denim jeans that get better with age, fit your curves perfectly and jeans that look great with sneakers and heels, blouses and t-shirts, in winter, summer and all seasons in between.
All versions have room for you to customise your pair just for you. Change the hem (frayed, cuffed or cropped) or the pocket detailing (adding embroidery to the back pocket, or contrasting pocket bag) or just pick the leg width that suits you the best. The options are endless!
- Adding a little length to your jeans and rolling them at the ankle will give a true vintage look.
- Leave the hem raw and let it fray naturally.
- If you’ve chosen a raw hem, try cutting it into a different shape…a stepped hem perhaps!
- Take the opportunity to make your perfect fitting white jeans. Well fitting white denim is SO hard to find in stores, why not use Dawn to create the perfect vintage white jean.
The resurgence of the straight leg jean was a happy day for many women! Comfort levels soared as did excitement level knowing that we could all finally sit down in jeans that didn’t strangle our legs!
- Cropped straight legs are extremely chic with heels and a button up shirt, leave the hem natural so it will fray slightly over time.
- If you choose a longer leg length, you’ve got all hem options open to you. A stepped or cuffed hem look amazing but a traditional jeans hem gives it a classic look.
- Choose a coloured denim or linen and match the topstitch thread to your fabric to create the same vintage silhouette without looking like you’re wearing ‘jeans’.
- We love a wide leg jean that finishes right at the ankle creating a perfect vintage look.
- Create a wider hem on the legs for a different look.
- Using linen to make your wide leg jeans makes them the perfect lightweight alternative to jeans!
- Leave the hem of the shorts raw and let it fray as much or as little as you like!
- Extend the length slightly and cuff just above the knee for a more modest look.
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Here is a list of Ash jeans posts that also pertain to the Dawn jeans:
- Where to buy jeans making supplies
- How to adjust rise
- How to lengthen or shorten the inseam
- How to shorten a denim zipper
- How to sew flat felled seams
- Fly front
- Front pockets
- Back pockets, yoke, and back seam
- Inseam and side seams
- Belt loops and waistband
- Buttonhole and hem
- How to install rivets and jeans buttons
- How to distress denim
And here are the new posts coming this week to help you with Dawn:
- Dawn pattern tester round-up
- Dawn inspiration and ideas (this post!)
- How to sew a button fly
- How to sew an exposed button fly
- How to finish pocket bags with french seams
- Tips for embroidering jeans
Don’t have the Dawn sewing pattern yet?! Order Dawn today! We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNdawn and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!