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Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

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Happy Friday, friends!!

Happy FEATURE FRIDAY, actually! Today the well-loved Allegro Pattern {aff link} by Love Notions has be re-released with a total face lift. And, it is on sale, today only, for $5! That, my friends, is a steal. After today it will go up to the release sale price of $9 through May 21st only.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

The pattern includes loads of options. If you haven't figured it out yet, all of Love Notions patterns are real workhorses and include many views in one pattern!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

This particular pattern includes shorts (my FAVE) in 5" or 9" inseam, with or without cuffs; pants in two lengths, PLUS a *Brand New* jogger option; and a skirt view in two lengths as well! That is real mileage in just one pattern!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

During testing, I made 2 pairs of shorts, both with a 5" inseam and the cuff option. The cuffs underwent some changes during testing, so the first version (green) I made is a little different than the final, which you will see in the khaki pair.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

The new pattern has been updated with the new ladies size block and includes numerical sizes 0-32. It also includes a projector file for a paper-free sewing experience!

The original Allegro pattern was quite a bit more relaxed than this new and improved version which has been slimmed down in the legs. The rise is also higher on the new version, which makes me all sorts of happy! And my mom-tummy is happy as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

That being said, since the pattern was slimmed down, and I fall into a range of sizes, this is a blend of size 8 overall, with size 6 hips. The first pair (green) I made I only graded up in the waist, but in the final pair I also graded back out to a size 8 in the thighs as well. This is 100% true to my measurements and the pattern measurements.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

The greenish pair is made in a tencel denim that has been in "the stash" for a long time. I'm about 99% sure it is from Joann.

I should note that this green pair is about an inch longer in the inseam than the intended length. Because of the changes made to the cuffs, this pair turned out a little differently. Just wanted to let you know that it does not exactly reflect the final pattern! ๐Ÿ’š

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

It made a really great pair of shorts! Tencel denim is pretty rigid, and even though it is very fluid, it doesn't have much, if any, give. The thigh area did relax a bit while I wore them, but overall, they held their shape and didn't bag out.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

The khaki pair is 100% linen, actually cut from a dress that I thrifted, also, quite a while ago. Y'all. My stash is amazing. I love it. ๐Ÿ˜…

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

*Side note: I spent years building my stash, and it was amazingly fun. I've slowed down in my fabric purchasing quite a bit because space does become an issue at a certain point! But now I am enjoying the fruits of my stashing and couldn't be happier about it! ๐Ÿ˜„

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

Cutting a pair of shorts from an A-line maxi tank dress with both center front and back seams, was more challenging than I had anticipated! But it was doable, and it was very satisfying to use up every sizeable piece of fabric that I acquired from it.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

I had even managed to cut out back pockets for this pair, but in the end chose to leave them off, because I really like the cleaner look in the back. The front pockets are quite roomy, and they hold my phone well.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

One of my very favorite features of this pattern is the waistband. It is a two-piece waistband (the best), with 1 1/2" elastic inserted for a custom fit. You will then sew channels via topstitching, and then insert a drawstring through the center channel and two buttonholes in the center front. You could also opt to install grommets for the drawstring if you'd like. Or leave the drawstring off all together! I personally love a drawstring to customize the fit, especially since my waist can fluctuate a lot, even through the course of a single day.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

100% linen will relax a lot more than tencel denim. This pair will just get better and better with wear and washing. The overall feel of these on my body is a lot more relaxed than the tencel version. But both are very comfortable!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

I sewed up a quick Cadence Top to go with my new khaki shorts! I still had this pattern at the ready since I had just made my fancy Cadence Dress (see HERE), so I decided to use it whip up a quick tank!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

Just an FYI, this is a size smaller than what I should have made since it was cut out for a different type of fabric. But I was curious about the fit and went for it. The coral fabric is a poly crepe with no give, and the dress fabric had loads of width-wise stretch.

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

The coral tank turned out okay, and I am able to wear it, but I wouldn't recommend sizing down unless your fabric will relax or has a bit of stretch. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Consider this, sewists experimenting for sewists!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

I have quite a bit of ideas swirling around in my head for more versions of the Allegro pattern, and I even ordered fabric for a specific version I have in mind. I'm hoping it will be here in the next few days so I can sew a little bit during the sew-along that is also happening this week!

Updated Allegro Pattern // Sewing For Women

Keep an eye out on Instagram to see if I can make that happen! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Sewing!

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