34 Responses to “Completed: Dawn Jeans”

  1. Stacy Frawley April 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

    Love these jeans !! I can’t wait to see them as short too. You’re awesome and have a cute butt. Love that they aren’t stretch. I hate stretchy. Real jeans start tight then relax to your shape as you have noted. Keep up the great sewing.

    • LLADYBIRD April 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

      haha thank you!! The way I see it – my butt is cute now, but there is no guarantee it’ll be like this forever. Gotta enjoy it while I still can 😛

  2. Linda sjöstrand April 11, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

    When you published this, I was seriously just about to thread my machine and sew the first seam on my first dawn jeans. Good timing!

  3. Phoebe April 11, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    Are yours the slim or the straight leg? They look super good on you, seriously! Way to go. But I gotta say, I hate hate HATE shorts with the pocket bag hanging out the bottom. Eeewwww, so gross. I live in Manchester (UK) and about five years ago, short-short jean shorts with pocket bags and black tights were aaaaaallll the rage amongst the younger gals. A lot of them wore, like, control top tights as well so you could see the weird thickness changes at the top of the thigh. Sigh, young people! 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

      Sorry, I thought i included that in the post! They are the slim leg 🙂

      And as far as the shorts – to each their own! 🙂 But I will never understand wearing tights with shorts! WTF does that not completely defeat the purpose?! I don’t get it!!

  4. girlintheflammableskirt April 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    These turned out great! Makes me want to try making jeans again. Also, I’m not quite sure what a mom butt is, but these jeans make your booty look great 😉

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      You should give them another try! This is a fun pattern 😀 and thank you!

  5. Jessica April 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    Looking goooooood! I love these jeans, they look super well made. Thanks for the review!

  6. Anonymous April 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

    The jeans are adorable and they flatter your figure perfectly. You have a perfect derriere

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 10:57 am #

      haha thank you so much! I’ll take it 🙂

  7. Mandykatts April 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    Super cute jeans! Not my style,(actually, it’s just the rise I dislike) but I’m so glad they suit you!
    Have fun in Vancouver; be sure to visit Dressew while you’re here. It’s our most treasured sewing shop. And pack a raincoat…

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 10:58 am #

      Yeah, it is definitely a style that not a lot of people want to wear. I love it, though! High rise forever!!

  8. Betty Kline April 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

    Your jeans look way better than readymade! They are perfect. I so look forward to your blogs. I am 85 years young (ha) and started sewing way back in 4H until now, not so much because I am getting so old, but it is still my passion. I still love patterns and fabric and learning. You are the best!!! Best to you.

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 10:58 am #

      Aw, thank you so much! This comment makes me so happy 🙂

  9. Kellie April 11, 2019 at 11:06 pm #

    They look great! I love the high waisted jean look. How I missed finding out about your class at Blackbird AFTER it had already sold out, is beyond me. Perhaps you’ll come back again? Anyway, I’ll be with you guys in spirit as I am just about to attach the waistband to my first pair of Gingers. Enjoy your time in Vancouver, Lauren!

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      Aw, that’s a bummer you had to miss it! They always announce workshops to their newsletter subscribers first, then open to the public (which is when I announce it). I will definitely be back next year, so get on that newsletter and you’ll be the first to know! 🙂

  10. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) April 12, 2019 at 11:07 am #

    they look great and I really like the pocket placement. I’ve made the Ash jeans by Megan Nielsen several times (designed for stretch denim although I used barely stretch denim) and I chose the size by my hip measurement, and they fit perfectly. quite amazing and actually thrilling 🙂 Have fun in the great northwest!

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:00 am #

      I really want to try the Ash, if they are anything as good as the Dawn I know I will love them! 🙂

  11. bethnegrey April 12, 2019 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks for the tip on the Mara 70! And these are some seriously gorgeous jeans. “Back in the day” 🙂 it was the done thing to lie on the floor to button up your 501s and then by the end of the day they’d be total perfection. Enjoy your new home!

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:01 am #

      Mara 70 is the best! You are gonna love it!!

  12. Sheryll April 12, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

    They fit amazingly – great for straight out of the packet! That is encouraging because I purchased the Ash jeans as they looked a nice fit. Might need the Dawn jeans too after seeing yours!

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:01 am #

      I think you will love them! 🙂

  13. Brenda April 13, 2019 at 11:56 am #

    You got me convinced on MN Dawn jeans the moment I saw you at the Open sewing night at Blackbird’s. I was looking for a pair of jeans that’s a little more restrictive because I have lot on my tummy to contain. I feel like stretch jeans don’t hold them as well :). I know mine won’t look good as yours but hopefully it’ll be good enough. I can’t wait to learn more, this will be my first time sewing jeans.

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:01 am #

      I bet yours will look amazing!! It was so nice meeting you the other night! ❤

  14. Rita April 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    YES thank you for the topstitching thread rec!! I’ve been using Mara 30, which is much thicker and my (generally very well-behaved) Bernina HATES it and my bartacks always turn into hot garbage thread nests. I’m hoping this helps!!

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:02 am #

      Ah, Mara 30 is the WORST. It is really nice if you have an industrial machine, but I really do think that home machines just aren’t equipped to deal with the thickness. With the 70, you can not only topstitch away – but it’s also good for button holes and bartacks. Give it a try!!

  15. Merry Pinbender April 17, 2019 at 12:24 am #

    You look fabulous! Those jeans look great. I’m confused because Mom jeans used to mean baggy back elastic jeans with too high pockets and Honey, these ain’t that!
    I have make my own jeans on the To Do list because I’m tired of finding too thin jeans. My old favorites are only 1% stretch. I’m not sure this pattern would be a good fit for me ( unless it could magically make me look as good as you ).🤣
    I’m hoping next time you’re in Northern California I can attend your class. Thanks for all the great blog reading. 😀

    • LLADYBIRD April 17, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      Ha you’re probably right about the Mom Jeans! I think they were originally with the more tapered leg (wider at the thigh) and elastic back waist but it’s kind of morphed into anything that is high waist with no stretch. At any rate, I love these!!

      I will be back in Berkeley to teach at Hello Stitch in October! I don’t think it’s been listed yet but you can hop on their mailing list to be notified when it’s live 🙂 We’d love to have you in class – I promise it’s super fun!


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