5 Must Read Sewing Posts – My 2013 favorites

  • Serger Pepper - 2013 WrapUp - My favorite Sewing Posts

Hi sweetie!

How went your 2013?

Mine was Amazing, Busy and Creative (just to cover A-B-C!)… I wish you the same for the new year starting in two days! I’m actually in creative mode, drawing new patterns like a mad… I’m pretty sure you know the feeling!

So many ideas are popping in my mind, I have to stop browsing the web, or I’ll end writing down too many ideas than how much I can realize in my whole life!

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite!

For Christmas I was so lucky to receive a new Canon Rebel for Christmas, now I only have to learn how to use manual mode… say nothing!! If you have a magic wand and/or you can point me to the perfect “Manual Shooting for Dummies” (in a Low-Low-Budget, as always!), feel free to write it down in comments – I’ll be forever grateful to you!

You should check my Photography Tips and Magic Pinterest Board too

I’m more than proud to announce that my monthly contribution to TitiCratfy.com is going on, I hope you won’t miss new posts coming (on Friday I posted about My Selection on Sewing Tools Every Beginner Sewist Needs … and some not so essential but fancy to have… check it out!)

Now, into my

5 Must Read Sewing Posts

from Serger Pepper this year… based on my personal taste (after your 5 favorite sewing posts I put together last week); there’s so much to read that I suggest you to click on pictures to be catapulted to the corresponding pin on Pinterest, so you can Pin Now and Read Later!

N° 5 in my list is Raglan Shirts with Skirts

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - raglan shirts with skirt

This is a pattern I created and shared for free in March with ruffled girlish mini “skirts”,  but it is versatile… and I reused the same pattern for a quick refashion of three polo, creating a completely different result in September: a raglan dress!

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - one raglan dress from 3 polo shirts

You see how different they are and, maybe, you could create a new dress or shirt  from it (and share on Serger Pepper’s Flickr Group Board, then!)

N° 4 is Plaid and Ruffles

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - plaid and ruffles

This is born as a Guest Post in Estrela’s  July Refashion month Series.

I was so proud when she asked TO ME to be in – at first I thought in a mistake!

Then I took a button up shirt (boy style) from my closet and create a ruffly and twirly dress… with a twist!

My daughter is always turning around to see the circle skirt flying: fun and fashion, hand in hand!

This comes without FREE pattern, but with a pic-heavy tutorial that will guide you through your creation!

In 3rd place, I would place my daughter’s Eriqua dress

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - eriqua free dress

I’ve created this dress free pattern from a Pinterest pic that was everywhere – something like an obsession to me!

I only changed bar tacks color detail because it was for a friend’s wedding (Hi Eriqua!) and they’ve chosen violet as dress code!

I share this free pattern exclusively with my newsletter subscribers… if you like it, you really should sign up!

My 2nd place is for the matching Mod Dress!

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - free mod dress

My dress for the same wedding: a Sixties Mod Dress refashioned from a pair of trousers and a T-shirt, fully lined and with my personal design!

I’m sharing this bold graphic designed dress for free on my Craftsy pattern store, and with it I won Kollabora’s Refashion Manifesto Challenge’s first place)

It was also my entry for Stitch Once, Rip Twice!‘s Refashioning the Sixties Challenge in September – and this is to introduce my entry for the Maid For Plaid Challenge ending tomorrow for the same sewing group…do not lose it – I have a project involving You (Yes, YOU!!) coming with it!!!

My n°1 for this year’s sewing posts is my latest creation, The Mary Skirt

Serger Pepper - 2013 Wrap Up - 5 must read sewing posts - My favorite! - free mary skirt

One more free pattern shared exclusively with my sweet newsletter’s subscribers and born thanks to Mary’s (hence the name) suggestion! It’s a box pleated skirt, with a contrasting pleat and yoga waistband – so will fit my daughter for some more time (I love knits for this!)

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Hi there! I love sewing, creating my own patterns and refashioning pre-loved clothes... If you love the same things, why not be friends? See you on Pinterest http://Pinterest.com/MammaNene


  1. Heidi's Wanderings January 5, 2014 at 21:26 - Reply

    All of them look so great. But I really think I like that Mary skirt the best.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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