Articles in Inspiration

  • Sewing Chatter: What’s your sewing superpower?

    When you were little, did you ever wish for a superpower? I wished to be able to time travel. I still haven’t really let go of the idea of superpowers, so I like to recognize my every day superpowers, many of which pop up while sewing. Just being able to dream of a garment and …

  • Sewing Chatter: Do you ever sew for glamour?

    I’ll wear a nightie a few times a year, usually only when summer is at its hottest. And by nightie, I mean something vaguely breezy with spaghetti straps. Otherwise, you’ll find me in sweats and an old concert tee. For some reason, I’ve shied away from the traditional idea of glamour in my wardrobe, because …

  • February Inspiration

    This month Anna gathered vintage imagery to inspire her spring sewing.

  • Sewing Chatter: Do you sew gifts for the holidays?

    We hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday week. Currently, I am taking a break from adulthood in Disney World, and the rest of the team is scattered across the country from Georgia, to Texas, to Missouri, to Kansas, to California. I might be speaking for myself when I say this break is much needed …

  • Behind the scenes: Phoebe

    This year, our production team grew to include 4 awesome individuals. Phoebe was the first pattern that involved the whole new production team, so we thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes peeks. Kris is our designer for both Colette and Seamwork patterns. We caught her in between researching and sketching …

  • September Sewing Inspiration

    What’s going on in my inspiration book this month, and the 3 patterns I plan to sew in September

  • Pattern of the month: Get the Florence Bra for $5

    Dorothy Parker once said “Brevity is the soul of lingerie” I have to be honest, most days my under-things consist of a nude or black bra that is strong enough to muzzle a shark, plus a pair of underwear that are more simple than they are exciting. I hardly consider these items lingerie, they are …

  • Are you really a beginner?

    The first time I decided to survey readers and customers several years ago, I got a bit of a shock. I realized, I really had no idea anymore what "beginner" truly meant. I knew what it meant to me. But it clearly meant something different to my readers and customers. The many meanings of "beginner" …

  • How to Prevent DIY Anxiety

    Whether you are a seasoned sewist or still learning, you may experience something I call DIY Anxiety from time to time. Symptoms of DIY Anxiety include, but are not limited to: cold sweats, yelling at inanimate objects, reverting to childhood behaviors, and fabric-related nightmares. Loved ones may become concerned when you are found crying on …

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