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  • News

    New Digital Patterns: Violet, Clover, & Sencha

    …shop & download instantly Clover Clover is one of our bestsellers. With clean lines and a close fit, they offer coverage for cool weather without adding a lot of bulk….

  • Finished Projects

    Fall Palette Challenge Week 2: Glowing Clover

    …a chill in the air. I made Clover pants this week and I l.o.v.e. them. Look at that glowing golden mustard color! I think mustard is a great almost-neutral. It…

  • Inspiration

    Choosing the right fabric: Clover

    The Clover pants are a great wardrobe staple. While you can make them up in some great basic colors such as navy, black and khaki, think of all the fun…

  • Inspiration

    Charles James – Architectural Engineer

    clover” gowns. “Four-leaf Clover” gown. He believed that his Four-leaf clover dresswas the culmination of his career with its unique skirt of four lobes formed by an understructure that created…

  • Finished Projects

    Fall Palette Challenge Week 3: Chevrons and velvet

    …this challenge Week 1: Golden floral lonsdale: The first dress for the challenge, a special anniversary dress. Week 2: Glowing clover: And my second project, some Clover pants for Fall….

  • Finished Projects

    Featured Seamstress: Rachel

    Name: Rachel Skill Level: Intermediate Patterns Used: Jasmine and Clover Her Blog: Boo Dogg & Me: A Sewing Journey Her Post about the Pattern: Clover Pants and Jasmine Blouse What…

  • Tutorials

    Tutorial: How to sew piping in a seam

    With the release of our three new patterns, we wanted to show you a few ways to add some great details. For the Clover pants pattern, you can add some…

  • Inspiration

    Choosing the right fabric: Peony

    …guide to fabrics such as linen, cotton, silk and rayon. Jasmine Blouse: Choose the right fabric for your Jasmine blouse. Clover Pant: Choose the right fabric for your Clover pants….

  • News

    Introducing Juniper and Anise

    …welt pockets, a full lining, and instructions for underlining. {shown with the clover pants and sorbetto top} This brings me to my final announcement, a brand new project I’ve been…

  • News

    Introducing Iris

    …arm twisting. The Iris shorts have a medium-high rise, very similar to the Clover pants. Also like the Clovers, they have a side zip rather than fly front, which make…

  • Finished Projects

    Featured Seamstress: Samantha

    …I have embraced the fitting issues I’ve had with this pattern because solving them has made me a better sewist. I’m going to dive into the Clover pants…! Thanks, Samantha!…

  • Tutorials

    Time savers: Use a pin to fold bias tape

    I’ve written before about my love of the Clover bias tape makers for folding bias tape. Here’s another quick and easy way to fold bias tape, using just a pin…

  • Tutorials

    Favorite tools: The screw punch

    Clover pencil, and that’s that! Also very helpful for dart tips, or any other markings on the interior of a pattern. There are lots of them at various price points…

  • Tutorials

    2011: The Year in Tutorials

    …them? Clover Sewalong Adjustments: Pants Fitting Cheatsheet Large or Thin Leg Adjustments Large Calve Adjustment Swayback Adjustment Full or Flat Butt Adjustment Wide or Narrow Hip Adjustments Lengthen or Shorten…

  • News

    The year in review for Colette Patterns

    …about the content and my writing process over the months. August: I announced our newest patterns for Fall, Clover, Jasmine, and Peony. These new patterns quickly surpassed Ginger and Violet…

  • Finished Projects

    Featured Seamstress: Sunni

    Name: Sunni Skill Level: Advanced Patterns: Clover Her Blog: A Fashionable Stitch Her post about the pants: Show Off What kind of fabric did you use? It’s a glen plaid…

  • Studio

    Any sewing goals for 2012?

    …we did here on the blog. We had two sewalongs last year for Clover and Rooibos as well as two palette challenges Spring and Fall. Something about the commitment, planning,…

  • Finished Projects

    Featured Seamstress: Judith

    Name: Judith Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate Patterns: Clover and Sorbetto Website: Judith Cohn What kind of fabric did you use? For these pieces I just used simple cottons from my local…