Summer Sewing! Isn’t it an absolute delight to sew up a new summer skirt, and then to wear it in the sunshine the very next day?! Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty is back with her monthly look at online sewing trends. What are you sewing this month? You can look through all of Kelley’s recent trends posts here.

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Are you sewing for Dads? Are sleeveless tops and dresses on your wish list? What are you sewing lately?

Summer is here! When the heat starts rising we want to bare our arms. With that in mind, I’ve found some great examples of summertime sleeveless handmades!

Sleeveless Handmades

Clockwise from top left: Mish Mash Made: Baby Doll Top, Lady Sew-a-lot: Skater Wrap, Create/Enjoy: Lightweight Ruffles, Jolies Bobines: Octopi Berthe, Sew DIY: Summer Jumpsuit

Clockwise from top left: Designs by Lindsay: Silk Belladone, Amy Nicole Studio: Simone, Paprika Patterns Blog: Shibori Tank, Tea Okereke: Collapse in Slow Motion, Punkty Odniesienia: Cine Tank Refashion, Girls in the Garden: McCalls 7125


June always means the end of the school year (in the Northern Hemisphere). After graduations it’s Father’s Day and so, inevitably, June is for “Dads and Grads!” I decided the men in our lives needed some focus, and while several of these projects would be fabulous for the graduate in your life, dads take my focus every time.

Clockwise from top left: Harmony through Imperfection: Man Tee, Trish Stitched: Duffle Bag, Bartacks and Singletrack: Space Invaders Cross Stitch, Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy: Just like Papa Briefcase

Clockwise from top left: I love Green Grass: Yoda Smartphone Case, Craft Rambler: Skinny Tie, Cookin’ and Craftin’: Jutland Shorts, Handmade Threads: McCall’s 6613, Ziber Girl: McCall’s 2149