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  • Fabric

    Wren fabric suggestions

    Picking just the right fabric can be a challenge, especially when it comes to knits. Wren offers two distinctly different views that require two very different fabrics. Version 1 necessitates a knit with ample body and good recovery for its fitted silhouette, while version 2 requires a knit with more drape but ample recovery. Here …

  • Finished Projects

    Wren Faire Winners

    Wren Faire has come to an end. Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your projects. You all have such great tips for sewing with knits, and seeing the first round of finished dresses is inspiring. Now, here are the winners! $50 gift certificate to Harts Fabrics Harts is an amazing fabric store located …

  • News

    Four Gorgeous Wrens + a $50 Gift Certificate from Harts

    We are seriously blown away by the response to Wren Faire. You guys all shared such amazing and creative tips for sewing knits. Cutting on a pool table? Who would have thought? Sewing with wine? I think some of my past projects could have benefited from that. Today, in celebration of Wren Faire we have …

  • Finished Projects

    Announcing Wren Faire: Win Fabric & More!

    We have been overwhelmed by all the love for Wren over the past few days. A few of us here at Colette headquarters are stitching up Wren over the weekend, but we are most excited to see your Wrens. The creativity of the sewing community never disappoints. In celebration of Wren and all you awesome …

  • News

    Introducing Wren: The fitted surplice dress + a Sale and…

    Today we are thrilled to share the latest Colette pattern with you! Meet Wren, the fitted surplice dress. We are also excited to share special promotions and free downloads surrounding Wren this week. You can purchase Wren for 15% off through this weekend. Or bundle and save more! Buy the Wren bundle and get the …

  • News

    Save 15% on Summer Sundresses!

    Summer sundresses are perfect for easy one-piece dressing when the weather gets warm. Dresses are a breeze to accessorize with a hat, a fun necklace, or some statement boots. You can go from casual to dressy without an entire outfit change. Just throw on a pair of shoes—or hey, go barefoot—and you’re all set. We’ve …

  • Tutorials

    Knit Tutorial and Tips Round up

    I may be at risk of sounding like a total cliché, but I love this time of year. The crisp autumn air renews my love of sewing, and each weekend I find myself getting up a little earlier to pull on my coziest sweater, pour a hot cup of coffee, and settle behind the wheel …

  • Inspiration

    Pattern of the Month: Cinnamon is 20% off

    It’s time for our next pattern of the month! This month, we’re featuring Cinnamon, our sweet slip dress or camisole pattern. We have a few modification ideas to share all throughout February, one of which I’ve been saving up for MONTHS. As a child of the 90s, I love a good slip dress. They’re so …

  • Inspiration

    Fashion, Identity, Disability: The style of Frida Kahlo

    At the death of painter Frida Kahlo, her husband (painter Diego Rivera) ordered her personal belongings, including nearly all of her clothes, to be locked up. It would be another 50 years before this wardrobe was opened up and this year, for the first time, it was exhibited in Mexico City. Kenn and I were …

  • Inspiration

    Detail Inspiration: Pieced Chevrons

    I’m a huge fan of stripes. I wear something striped multiple times a week. One of the things I love about the new pattern we’re releasing soon (March 19!) is that it looks great in stripes. Not because it’s fancy or complicated, but because it’s so simple that the stripes are allowed to speak on …