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  • Finished Projects

    A bit of Rooibos

    of pattern mixed with all the solid. Lady Science calls this one the Star Trek Dress because that’s what she watched while sewing it. Seems appropriate somehow. She looks amazing…

  • News

    Roobios class at Bolt in Portland!

    a class at Bolt using this pattern! It was just posted and she’s already had people signing up, so if you’re interested, hop over to the Bolt website for details!…

  • Inspiration

    Style Inspiration: The French Resistance

    and functionality. Other understated, tidy, wearable but sleek pieces could be created from the Rooibos dress or the Sencha blouse tucked into high waisted wide-legged trousers or a 40’s style…

  • Inspiration


    bands, shoulder straps, pocket openings or along princess seams. You just have to look at some of the Rooibos dress to see how much of a punch piping can add…

  • 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,…

  • Tutorials

    2011: The Year in Tutorials

    Bias Bound Seams Part 1 Bias Bound Seams Part 2 Mock Flat Fell Seams Flat Felled Seams with a Specialty Foot Flat Felled Seams without a Specialty Foot Changing the…

  • Finished Projects

    Featured Seamstress: Christy

    Name: Christy Skill Level: Intermediate Patterns Used: Meringue and Taffy from The Colette Sewing Handbook Her Blog: Little Betty Designs Her Posts about the Patterns: Taffy Blouse and Denim Meringue…

  • Finished Projects

    Your Creations: 10 Favorites For September

    It’s always difficult to pick just 5 user creations from the Colette Patterns Flick Group for these posts. This month was particularly hard. Then I decided, since we had such…