I AM Patterns - Sunshine
I AM Patterns' Sunshine can be either a tapered leg cut or slouchy pair of jeans. It has all the details of classic jeans: Italian pockets, coin pocket, back patch pockets, rivets, a fly front, a waistband with belt loops and contrast topstitching.
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 use 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.
For your Sunshine Jeans select medium to heavyweight non-stretch woven fabric such as denim, twill, corduroy, cotton velvet, linen, sergé (chino), and gabardine.
Pocket lining: poplin, lawn, batiste
Interfacing: 4″ by 12″ (10 cm par 30 cm)
One 4 3/4″ (12cm) long closed-end zipper with metal or moulded plastic teeth
One 3/4″ (18mm) diameter jeans button
Optional : 2 rivets to reinforce the pockets openings
Optional : topstitching thread
The Sunshine pattern covers the size range of 36-46. The image includes measurements for other sizes, but sizes 48-52 relate to the PDF version, only available directly from the pattern company.
Level of Difficulty
I AM Patterns indicates that Sunshine is an 'Intermediate' pattern. 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.