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!
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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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