• Inspiration

    September Favorites

    Fall fever is officially upon us. In the fashion (and sewing!) world, September is the month that fall begins. Meaning that you are probably inundated with a million fall trends, fall recipes, and of course, fall color palettes. Maybe it is the rebel in me, but I have been in love with non-traditional fall color …

  • Inspiration

    Penny Inspiration

    5 ideas for creating a classic and modern Penny dress

  • Studio

    Where to Buy Penny Locally

    US Altman’s Needlearts Bernina of Oklahoma City Beetle and Fred The Black Squirrel Continental Sewing Fancy Tiger Crafts Handcraft Workshop Harts Fabrics Hawthorne Threads Jones & Vandermeer JP Knit & Stitch Knit & Bolt Picking Daisies Stitchology Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Z Fabrics Canada Blackbird Fabrics Gala Fabrics Spool of Thread Spool and Spindle The …

  • Tools and Books

    Let’s Discuss Mademoiselle Chanel

    Firstly, I want to thank all of you who have been following along with the Colette Book Club. It has been really fun to read and discuss sewing related books with all of you. I love that as sewists, our obsession always finds a way to reach beyond the sewing room and creep into other …

  • Finished Projects

    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 …

  • Tutorials

    Make a Rue Skirt

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

  • Finished Projects

    What We Learned from Me-Made May

    Me-Made-May has become a sewing community holiday. Every May, my Instagram feed (and I’m sure yours as well) is jam packed with me-made after me-made. This year we decided to participate as an office, posting our makes on the Colette and Seamwork Instagram daily, but five of us pledged to wear me-mades every day of …