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  • Sewing Chatter: Do you ever sew for glamour?

    I’ll wear a nightie a few times a year, usually only when summer is at its hottest. And by nightie, I mean something vaguely breezy with spaghetti straps. Otherwise, you’ll find me in sweats and an old concert tee. For some reason, I’ve shied away from the traditional idea of glamour in my wardrobe, because …

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  • February Inspiration

    This month Anna gathered vintage imagery to inspire her spring sewing.

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  • Seamwork 15: The Intimate Issue

    The February issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Hidden Glamour: Making beautiful loungewear is all about dressing up for yourself. Print Mixing with Kimono Prints: How to set off a statement print with flair, by Sabrina Lee. Scraptastic Lingerie: Make the most of your scraps, by Jessica …

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  • Now Hiring: Front End Developer

    You may have seen this if you took a look at our careers page recently, but we are also currently looking for a Front End Developer to work with. This is a contract position, and we are looking for someone to work with long term. We’re starting by making mobile enhancements to our blog (this …

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  • A Sprout Laurel + a Pug!!!

    Those who know me personally know that I love dogs, but I especially love pugs. I have never let my lack of actually owning a pug stop me from participating in local events for pug lovers such as the annual Pug Parade or the Pugentines Party (for Valentine’s Day). I’ve also been known to make …

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  • Sprout Review: Two Myrtles

    Have you guys heard of Sprout? Sprout boasts a service that combines custom printed fabric and indie patterns. Pretty cool, right? We teamed up with Sprout to share some of our most popular designs on this innovative new platform. The Colette shop on Sprout currently features Myrtle, Laurel, Ginger, and Negroni. Have you always dreamed …

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  • Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment with your cutting tricks! From the silly to the serious, we loved every last suggestion. And the winner is… Congratulations Virginia! I am allergic to cats, but I have been informed by my coworkers that they make excellent sewing helpers!

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  • Inside Our Toolbox + Giveaway

    Do you have a sewing tool you can’t live without? Sewists are notoriously picky about their set of tools. I love sharing these life-changing tools with friends. This new feature is inspired by that same spirit of sharing. Every month one of our Colette staffers will share a favorite sewing tool or notion here on …

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  • Sewing Chatter: What does 2016 have in store for your…

    Change is inevitable in January. Or, at the very least, thinking about change is inevitable. I only made one simple resolution this year: keep the kitchen sink sparkling clean every day. However, lately I am thinking about larger resolutions for my wardrobe as a whole. I’m fashionably late to the Wardrobe Architect party, but maybe …

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  • January Inspiration

    Who: Taylor Role: Graphic Designer Staying inspired is an important part of creating. Sometimes inspiration is too bountiful, making it hard to focus your creative energy. Other times you feel stale and as if your inspiration is tired. I have always found it helpful to take the time to reassess and gather new inspiration. This …

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  • Phoebe Sewalong Starting Tomorrow

    Are you ready for the Phoebe Sewalong? Sew Phoebe with professional sewing teacher Devon Iott. Devon will be covering everything from fitting, to cutting, to installing a centered zipper. The sewalong will start tomorrow with an introduction and an outline of the lessons. Sign up for free below! Still need your pattern? Buy Phoebe here!

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  • Seamwork 14: The Body Issue

    The January issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: The Neglected R.: Let rituals transform your year, by Jessica Yen. Seamwork Style: Mix and match patterns for a unique me-made wardrobe. Behind the Seams: Explore the construction of a girdle from the 1950s. The Origins of Clothing Sizes: …

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