Allegro Pants & Shorts

I recently got to adventure to Los Angeles.  While I was there, I went to the Fabric District.  This place is like heaven for sewers!  So many shops upon shops of fabric.  I’m pretty sure if I lived there that I would never have any money.  One shop in particular is basically full of just beautifully drapey goodness that is rayon challis all for $2/yard.  I couldn’t help myself and grabbed several yards.  When Tami from Love Notions posted about the new pants and shorts pattern she was going to test, I knew exactly what I wanted to use some rayon challis for.  These floral cropped pants were made with some of the rayon challis that I grabbed on my visit to LA.  allegro40

During testing, Tami added a skirt option to go with the pattern.  I couldn’t be more thrilled with the fit and comfort of these pants.  The back patch pockets are large enough to hold my big phone too.  The pattern consists of cropped pants, 9″ and 5″ shorts (hemmed or cuffed), and knee or ankle length skirts.  Slant and patch pockets for the front and back, and a drawstring option for the waistband.  allegro30

Grab the new Allegro pattern by Love Notions for $8 while it’s on sale!  P.S. I’m also wearing the updated LDT in the picture above.


Tidewater Tee

I just love the look of the cute cutouts on clothing lately.  This new tee by Winter Wear Designs has a trendy cutout in the back.  I really enjoy this one because I can still wear my bra with it and not have it show. wwdtee6

I did the regular sleeve on this version that I made, but there are two other styles of sleeves that can be done.  A cute tulip sleeve and a trendy cold shoulder sleeve styles also come with the pattern.  There’s also two necklines, a deeper neckline and a higher one.  My version is with the higher neckline. 19417111_10213611379058736_5009588357710106687_o

My version was done in rayon spandex, but I also made an earlier tester version in a brushed poly that also worked well with this pattern.  Depending on the weight of a cotton spandex, you could likely use a lighter weight one.  wwdtee3

The pattern can be purchased on Winter Wear Designs website, and is on sale for $7.50 until 6/25/17.

Portlander Shorts

These shorts!!  I think they’re some of the quickest and comfiest shorts I’ve ever made.  The Portlander pants pattern from New Horizon designs got an update this week.  Your favorite pants now include a shorts cutline!


These shorts took me a total of about 30 minutes from cut to finish.  I wanted to have a laid back and comfy lounge look.  I decided to fold them hem up with the right sides together, instead of having the traditional hem with the wrong sides facing.  Wport10

This textured look is exactly what I wanted to have.  I bought both of these fabrics some time ago from Raspberry Creek Fabrics on Etsy.  This pattern also has a pocket that can be added, and also a drawstring.  Wport4

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