This marks a year of Kelley Gilbert’s trend spotting posts for Sew Mama Sew! Kelley has a great eye for important trends in the online sewing world, and we really appreciate her updates each month. This time around it’s separates for spring… What have you been sewing?!

You can always find Kelley at Casa Crafty, where she shows you her latest sewing. (Oh, and check out this Staple Dress!– So pretty.) She’s also on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook.

I have been seeing so many great separates in the sewing circles about the internet, so today is all about tops and bottoms! Whether you need loose and flowy, structured, skirts or pants, these projects offer great inspiration.


We all want the perfect fitted blouse. We all want a loose and comfy top too. There are so many to choose from so you can make one of each!

Clockwise from top left: Carly in Stitches: Heart Granville, Girls in the Garden: Fast and Fabulous, Sew DIY: Lou Box Top, House of Pinheiro: True Bias Sutton Blouse

Clockwise from top left: Queen of Darts: Lottie Blouse, Tea Okereke: Lonely Streets, Make it Perfect: Archer, Les fils d’Emilie: Distinguee


Do you need a new skirt? Have you been thinking of joining the jeans making movement? Here are some lovely examples to get you started!

Clockwise from top left: Deer and Doe: Brume Skirt, Craft Rambler: Springtime Zinnia, Huisje Boompje Boefjes: The Everyday Skirt,  Diary of a Chainstitcher: Silk Maxi

Clockwise from top left: Designs by Lindsay: Jamie Jeans, Amy Nicole Studio: Stripe-y Scuba Skirt, What Katie Sews: Burda Boyfriend Jeans, Le Fil a coudre d’Anna: Graphic Mini Skirt