We are kickstarting our past “Sewing Trends” series again and Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty is back with her monthly look at online sewing trends. We do hope you enjoy! You can look through all of Kelley’s past trends posts here.

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Hello Friends! I am so excited to be back at Sew Mama Sew! I missed writing the trends post and seeing so many amazing creations across the interwebs. If you are newer, let me introduce myself: I am Kelley, I am a maker, a creator, a teacher. Casa Crafty is my home base in Hillsboro OR.
Let’s Jump in!

2016 saw the release of so many cool patterns, but this one swept across the internet like wildfire! The Loveralls by Celina Bailey of Petit a Petit and Family. A classic bib overall with some exciting changes- a low or high bib, a heart pocket, and a skirt option!
loverallsclockwise from top left- Made by Toya: Peti t a Petit Pattern Tour, Paisley Roots: Petit a Petit block party, Petit a Petit and Family: the Loveralls, Buzzmills: Loverall Launch, Bartacks and Single Tracks: Sewing Block Party

We just saw our way through another holiday season, and if you are in the Northern Hemisphere you may be experiencing colder than usual weather. Here in the Portland metro area we are having record snow! The cold always makes me want to hibernate and how better to do that than with cute matching PJ’s?
matching jammies clockwise from top left- Mahlica Designs: Dreamtime Jammies, Allie J: 5 ways to use quilting cottons, Handmade Wardrobe: Carolyn Pajamas, Diary of a Chainstitcher: Silk Reef Pyjamas, City Stitching with Christine Haynes: Day and Night Outfits

Fall transitions to Winter and although the nights are getting shorter with every day, we still need coats. Fabulous coats!
outerwear clockwise from top left- Very Purple Person: Rosita’s Jacket, Blue Dot Patterns: French Terry Burda Jacket, The Yorkshire Sewist: Simple Sew Pleated Coat, My Dress Made: Manteau Artemis, The Ruffled Stitch: The Abbey Jacket

Usually around the December to January transition there are many many pretty dresses. This season people are sewing with Velvet! But, Velvet is not just for a cocktail party. Bombers, lounge pants and more!
velvet clockwise from top left- Sweet KM: Hepburn Turtleneck Dress, Girls in the Garden: Ra yon Silk Bomber, Madame Tifaine: Zephyr , Sew DIY: Velvet Slipdress, The Sara Project: A Stylish New Year, Swarm of Chickadees: Velvet Plantain Dress