I AM Patterns - Jain
About the Jain
The I AM Patterns Jain is a versatile top and dress pattern. The key features are the raglan bat-wing sleeves and the front slit. The sleeves can be short, or long with elasticated cuffs.
In an effort to reduce paper usage some pattern pieces overlap with each other, so you will need to trace the pattern on paper or using Cloth Edit’s Vilene Light. It is fantastic for tracing patterns, and you can even sew it, which makes it great for fitting. (Note - the overlapping is neither extensive nor hard to discern).
The packaging for I AM Patterns is beautiful but tricky to get into without ripping the lovely gold card that backs the pattern. Our suggestion is to jiggle the pattern down as far as it goes, and neatly cut off the top of the pattern. You will need to snip off approximately 1.75cm, but take care to steer clear of the pattern itself.
Consider cotton, crêpe, chambray, denim, corduroy, wax, flannel, linen, viscose, and much more for your Jain top or dress.
For the long sleeve versions (top and dress) - 3/8″ wide elastic tape:
The Jain covers the size range of 36-46. See the last image for measurements.
Level of Difficulty
I AM Patterns indicates that this is a 'simple' pattern and is beginner friendly. The instructions are clear, with step by step illustrations.
I AM Patterns is a very popular French independent sewing pattern company, owned by two sisters: Marie-Emilienne (founder and designer) and Blandine (marketing manager). I AM Patterns’ designs are modern and push the boundaries, but they also include timeless pieces. I hope you enjoy exploring their range.