Dawn Jeans and Shorts


Dawn Jeans and Shorts Pattern by Megan Nielsen.

This is a multi-sized paper pattern which makes classic high-waisted rigid jeans or shorts.

Includes four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped.

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Dawn Jeans and Shorts Pattern by Megan Nielsen.

Dawn is a classic high-waisted rigid jean pattern set. Includes four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped. Pattern features a high rise to sit on the natural waist, button fly, close fit through the waist and hips and classic jeans details.

  • View A is a tapered leg jean
  • View B is a straight leg jean
  • View C is a wide leg jean
  • View D is a jean short

Inspired by our hunt to find the perfect pair of vintage jeans this pattern will fulfil all of your vintage jean dreams!


XS-XL (each pattern includes all sizes). Please see image of back of packet for more information on sizing and fabric yardage.

Fabric suggestions:

Bottom weight fabrics such as rigid denim, twill and corduroy. Additional fabric may be required to pattern match.


  • 4 jeans buttons or 15mm regular buttons
  • Fabric scraps for pockets
  • 9 rivets and posts (optional)
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Denim needle
  • Topstitch thread
  • Denim zipper (optional in place of button fly): minimum 16cm for sizes 0-6, 17cm for sizes 8-14 and 19cm for sizes 16-20


Suitable for intermediate sewists

If you are curvier than a size 20 for this pattern, then there is a Curve PDF version available for sizes 14-30 over at Megan Nielsen’s website.

Additional information

Garment Type

Shorts, Trousers and Pants

Pattern Company

Megan Nielsen

Skill Level



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