70’s style jeans

A review of Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans

Reviewed by Claire Cooper on 28th October, 2021

This pattern has been on my radar for a long time, but since I’d made the Ginger jeans I didn’t really need any more. However, after much use, my current jeans are starting to look a bit worse for wear, faded and threadbare – yes I’m still wearing them! But I really wanted a ‘good’ pair, rather than a ‘do the housework’ pair.

I chose this pattern as it has a lot of options. There’s wide leg, straight, tapered and shorts views. They also come in different length options. I decided to embrace my inner 70’s child and go for the full-length wide leg this time.

I had heard mixed reviews about the fitting of these so I did make a toile to check the fit and was pleasantly surprised to find I didn’t need many alterations. Due to my pear shape, I cut an 8 at the waist grading to 12 at the hip. I still ended up taking a bit in at the waist. I didn’t go too mad as I wanted to make sure that these had enough ease for me to move and sit in.

I absolutely love them and they have had several outings and look good even after a couple of days of wear – yes you get wrinkles as they soften, but you get that with all jeans.

My blog post has all the details about my fabric choice and the alterations that I made.https://ragbagsandgladrags.blogspot.com/2021/10/megan-nielsen-dawn-jeans-review.html

I highly recommend this pattern and can’t wait to make the other views too – Next up will be shorts.