Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty is back today to share more in our “Sewing Trends” series! Join us as we take a look at May’s online sewing trends. We do hope you find something you enjoy! If you missed anything, you can look through all of Kelley’s past trends posts here.
What are you sewing this month?
Time gets away from us all when the longing to be outside is upon us. I’ve often wished I had a sleeping porch or better yet, a sewing space that was like a sleeping porch! That way I could smell the summer air and hear the bugs and keep sewing! Alas that is not what the studio looks like and with a sudden spike in the heat, it’s more like a sauna. While my children are still in school I am taking the most minutes I can away from the garden to finish a few projects. How about you? In the meantime- here are some beautiful projects for May!
Mid Length Coats-
We have started getting sun here in the Pacific Northwest! However that means there is still some over cast and rain in our forecast. Mid length coats are just the answer. Here are a few that help with the transition from wet spring to almost summer!
clockwise from top left: C Sews– Pilvi coat , Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom– How to sew a Kimono, My Dress Made– Riga Coat, IdaAida– The Clare Trench Coat, Cookin and Craftin– Style Arc Riley Coat
Lace and Eyelet-
Lace and Eyelets have been on my mind lately. Here are some beautiful examples of great technique with this sometimes frustrating material.
clockwise from top left: Made by Rae– Lace Easter Dress, Bee Made– I Am Joy, Ada Spragg– Midi Skirt, Sewing Like Mad– No.8 Svaneke
Yokes and collars-
One way to spice up the regular is with an interesting hint at the collar. Maybe you have an older sewing project you don’t wear? Spice it up with a cool bow or flouncy ruffle?
clockwise from top left: A Happy Stitch: Bohemian Trevi Top, The Petite Cat– Oversized Bow Blouse, Corinne & les filles– Sezane Top, Teal and Finch– Farrah Blouse
Straight to Cross
Straight lines are making their way back into the online community. The reality of sewing is straight lines and how well you can make it happen. Often you don’t see all of those straight seams when they are on the inside of a project. Here are just some beautiful criss-cross-straight-line-patchework projects.
clockwise from top left: Noodlehead– More Patchwork Drawstring Bags, S.O.T.A.K. Handmade– 9 Patch , Charm About You–Polaroid Pouch, Needles to Say– Crossroads Dress