• Seamworker’s Sewing Planner

    Every morning, I drink an Americano at my neighborhood cafe and enjoy a bit of alone time before I start my day. Recently, I’ve been whipping out my colored pencils and dreaming up new projects in my Colette Sewing Planner. It may look silly, but it’s the best “self-care” I can think of. I’m the …

  • A Peek into Taylor’s sewing planner

    Tactile items and products have always been a big deal in my life. It’s probably the graphic designer in me, but I love being able to handle something with texture and substance, all while still looking appealing. Making hand-written lists is so much more effective for me than making lists in a program on the …

  • A Breezy Vacation Mojave

    Before my time here at Colette, I worked at a pretty awesome little fabric store in Los Angeles. Between teaching classes and swooning over gorgeous fabrics every day, I was in my element. It was there that I delighted over April Rhode’s first collection, Arizona. What really struck me about this collection was the variety …

  • Make a Rue Skirt

    This skirt has some serious style, a little bit of drama, and garnered a whole lot of compliments.

  • Studio Snapshots: Work Hard & Treat Yourself

    When releasing a new pattern, things at Colette HQ go into hyperdrive. Fittings, photoshoots, design, and educational content keep us all busy and it’s well worth it. As one of the newer kids at Colette, I have really enjoyed learning about all the different facets of the process. We all worked together, with our own …

  • Creative ways to sew stripes and plaids

    We’ve discovered a few issues with Rue that are currently being fixed. A corrected pattern will be available soon. Read more here. Stripes and plaids are iconic pattern designs that have the magic ability to bring a tinge of class to any outfit. When using striped or plaid fabrics for Rue, there are almost endless …

  • Let’s Discuss The Measure of a Man

    “I know a lot of people who dress up with great misery. A lot of self-doubt. A lot of voices from the past. They dress a certain way to protect themselves against those denigrating voices. So part of what I like to do is to help people and give them the power and the language, …

  • Rue and Style Icons

    Rue is all we are talking about here at HQ and it’s got a lot of us thinking about our own versions and how we can make them personalized to our style.

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