RCF Favorite Things Blog Tour

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I’m so excited to be joining along for the Favorite Things Blog Tour sponsored by Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  All of us on the tour are sewing some of our favorite patterns, along with sharing a few of our favorite sewing items.  Today, I’m sharing my Allegro shorts from Love Notions Sewing Patterns. I tested the original pattern a couple of years ago, and they recently updated the pattern to include a few more options (including woven joggers) and sizes. favorite blog5

I just love wearing nice, comfy shorts during the summer. I have a pair of Allegro shorts from a couple of years ago out of linen and they’re in constant rotation during the summer, so I knew that this pattern would be perfect for another pair this summer.  This gorgeous chambray from Raspberry Creek Fabrics is so soft and lightweight, and is great for the hot summer weather. favorite blog 2

Other than just being comfy, these shorts come together quickly too.  I was able to get them done in an afternoon and brought them along on our mini vacation to the lake.  What helped them to be so quick was my bodkin, which is one of my favorite little tools in my sewing room.  I love how fast it is to use for pulling elastic through casings, or pull drawstrings through too.  I used it a couple of times for these shorts for the elastic and the faux drawstring.

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I also love that this chambray is available in so many different colors in the shop. I’ve used some of the other colors for my daughter for dresses or shorts too.  She loves the pink and purple ones.  If you’ve been on the fence about getting this fabric, you really should pick some up.  It really is one of my favorite chambray fabrics that I have bought.

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Be sure to check out all the other fabulous sewists during the rest of the tour!

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Head to all the stops on this week’s tour:

Monday: Sewjourns, Sewing and Things, and Sew Mary Mac

Tuesday: Life Sew Savory, Made By Kates, and SewSophieLynn

Wednesday: Sweet Mama Life, Replicate Then Deviate, and Stitching and Making

Thursday: Handcrafted By RED, My Sew Bliss, and Kainara Stitches

Friday: It’s Liesel, Tessa Does for Love Notions, and Margarita on the Ross