Sewing Trends with Melanie

on April 13 | in Sewing Trends | by | with 10 Comments

Don’t you love Melanie’s regular look at trends in the online sewing world?! We always find new tutorials to bookmark and new sites to visit. Melanie is so skilled at creating these gorgeous collections. Let us know what you’re sewing in the comments. Do you have any cute, new sundresses or pretty whole cloth quilts in the works? Share a link!

Melanie shares fun round-ups, sewing tips and more at A Sewing Journal. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. (Check out the cute dresses she just made!)

Let’s take a look at what everyone is making this month!

Floral Sundresses: Girls sundresses in big bright floral fabrics! Clockwise from top left: Marissa Dress in Crazy Love by sewretrochic, Little Flower Child Sundress (tutorial) by Designed by Dawn Nicole, Fields of Flowers Dress by mama says sew, Simple Easter Dress Tutorial by Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, Paganelli Pretty by simplybleu, Sweet Spring Sundress (tutorial) by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, Bowtie Halter Dress PDF sewing tutorial by Tenderfeet Stitches.

Grey and Aqua: A cool and tranquil combination. Clockwise from top left: Herringbone Baby Quilt by Teaginny Designs, HST Placemat by Needle and Spatula, Neutral and Not February Block by Annamal Quilts, Wonky Stars Baby Quilt by JenniferLGB.

Pretty Pincushions: We all need them– Why not make them fun? Clockwise from top left: Simple Patchwork Pincushion (tutorial) by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake, Simple and Sweet Strawberry Pincushions by nanaCompany, Triangular Log Cabin Pincusion (tutorial) by In Color Order, Giant Tomato Pincushion by Miss Make, Cathedral Window Pincushion (tutorial) by MyGo-Go Life for Moda Bake Shop.

Whole Cloth Quilts: They can be as easy or complicated as you’d like them to be! Clockwise from top left: Baby Bedding by Noodlehead, Patchwork… Without the Patchwork by Six White Horses, nani IRO pocho blanket by Insung from NAMOO, Whole Cloth Quilts: Botanical Pop by Leslie Unfinished, A Whole Cloth Baby Quilt by Film in the Fridge, Lap Quilt by make it perfect.

Fabric: Tone-on-tone neutrals in greys. Clockwise from top left: Composition Book Graphite from the School Days fabric collection designed by American Jane for Moda Fabrics, A Ghastlie Tapestry Gray from The Ghastlies collection by Alexander Henry, Snakeskin Gray from the Backyard Baby fabric collection by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics, Simple Dots Cloud from the A Walk in the Woods collection designed by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabric, Starcomb Stones from the Curious Nature fabric collection designed by Parson Gray for Free Spirit Fabrics, Daisy’s Dates Graphite from the Reunion fabric collection by Sweetwater for Moda.

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10 Responses to Sewing Trends with Melanie

  1. FabriKate says:

    I recently made an adorable little pincushion. It has a squirrel on it!

    http://fabrikatebysewpo.blogspot.com/2012/04/zakka-style-pincushion.html

  2. Shay Bouchie says:

    Those are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mariko Draa says:

    This is so awesome! What a genius idea. Love.

  4. I love the fact that the Botanical Pop! quilt by Leslie Unfinished is designated for a baby girl, whoever she is. (I can’t stand the concept of “girl colours” and “boy colours”; one can only wonder how much parents teach their kids gender roles through colours and prints.) Anyway, these Sewing Trends are as usual a delightful read!

  5. Laura says:

    Oh my goodness….I love love love every single one of those quilts and pin cushions. Love it.

  6. I had also noticed lots of whole cloth quilts popping up. I’ll probably be including one in my Handstitched class this summer!

  7. What a great round up of sewing projects!!

    I made this dress recently…
    http://www.familyeverafterblog.com/2012/04/shirred-jailbird-dress-tutorial.html

    and there a bunch of amazing projects in my sewing contest Sew-vivor, found here…
    http://www.familyeverafterblog.com/2012/04/sew-vivor-top-8-projects-revealed.html

  8. MarciaW says:

    Wow! The little girl dresses are so very cute. Now, must go read some of those tutorials.

  9. Christina says:

    Loving those links!! I think I may need to start a whole cloth quilt.

  10. I love seeing the trends she finds. The dresses are so ruffly and floral and fun!

    And the whole cloth embroidered quilts? Adorable! I’d love to make something like that someday!

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