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I'm a mom and a seamstress (in my spare time)
I love to sew and share on my lovely blog @ SergerPepper.com
I'm a Pinterest addicted and fabric/pattern hoarder
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The Sheer Plaid Top

from Serger Pepper
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Sheer Plaid Top
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The Sheer Plaid Top Serger Pepper - Sheer Plaid Top - Tester

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • sew a straight line
  • cut fabric following a pattern
  • using a sewing machine

Pattern Description:

Hi! I'm MammaNene @ SergerPepper :)

Let me guide you through this beginner's project where you'll learn sewing a french seam, while creating a versatile oversized top you can wear over a turtleneck long sleeved shirt for a dinner in winter, or above a swimsuite for going to the beach with friends (they'll ask you where did you buy it, and you'll be able to say: "I did it!"... priceless!)
Dress it up or down, as you like: it's a pretty basic shape!

Wear its large cowl collar off the shoulder or centered, as you wish.
Add a thin belt if you're a fashion addicted or a high-low hem (instructions included), to make it perfect for your daughter (or granddaughter)!

Refashion tips inside!

Going upsize, you can create a poncho version, using a thick wool (approved from Serger Pepper's Tester's Crew)

Check the length before cutting your fabric and eventually add (or substract) some cm/inches (instructions included),

With your purchase you'll have 15 instructions pages, with a step by step photo tutorial full of big pics, labeled for easiest readability. NMeasures given in both metric and inches.
Plenty of links to online tutorials and deeper insights.

Computer drafted PDF pattern consists of only 8 pages (fit on A4 and US Letter sizes printers!), tested from more than 20 seamstresses from all around the world!

I'd suggest you to print only pages from 16 to 23 to save ink, money and some tree too <3 (save the PDF on your tablet, iPad, smartphone, notebook, netbook to keep instructions near you while sewing, and appreciate all the photos with perfect brightness!)

Support guaranteed lifetime!
If you're in trouble, please ask me for help! You can find me through my blog SergerPepper.com or sending me a personal email at info@sergerpepper.com

Sizes = Bust
XS = 78 cm (30 3/4)
S = 82 cm (32 1/4)
M = 90 cm (35 3/8)
L = 98 cm (38 5/8)
XL = 106 cm (41 3/4)

PS: It's a "Plaid" Top because of the print of my version, but you can find loads of inspiring versions on Serger Pepper's Shared Flickr Board; I'll be delighted to see there Your Version too (http://www.flickr.com/groups/sergerpepper/)

For more beginner's sewing tips, please check my blog SergerPepper.com (PLUS: with our monday's newsletter you'll have two exclusive pdf patterns for FREE!)

You're allowed to sell Sheer Plaid Tops sewn using this pattern in Local Fairs or your Etsy shop - please give me credit as the designer, linking to this Craftsy selling page or to SergerPepper.com - you're not allowed to mass produce Sheer Plaid Tops with this pattern.

Re-sale and/or distribution of pattern pieces and instructions is expressly prohibited - please do not forward it to friends, send them here to buy it!

Check my Craftlet for more sewing patterns (and a lot of them are FREE)

Enjoy it and... Happy Sewing :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (bust 78 cm or 30 3/4") - XL (bust 106 cm or 41 3/4")


  • sheer or lightweight fabric (1-2 mtrs depending on size)

You Will Also Need:

  • pins
  • thread
  • scissors
  • meter stick
  • measure tape

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