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    Seamwork 11: The Menswear Issue

    The October issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Common Pattern Adjustments for Men: Achieve a custom fit with a few simple pattern adjustments, by Haley Glenn. A Custom-Fit Leather Thimble: Create a comfortable and functional thimble for hand sewing, by Tasha Griffith. The Secret Life of Flannel: …

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    Seamwork Issue 10

    The September issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Eco-Conscious British Knitting: A Profile of TOFT, by Charlotte Powell. Finding Me Again: An essay on sewing and motherhood, by Charlie Wensley. Mummies, Victorians, and Punks: A brief history of tartan, by Devon Iott. Our Social Fabric: How a …

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    The Outdoors Issue+ 2 New Patterns

    The July issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: How to Make a Waterproof, Spill-proof Bag: Learn how to create a bag that lasts through bad weather and beverage mishaps, with Sarai. A Guide to Drawstrings: This simple detail offers a range of design possibilities. Blue Jean Queen: …

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    Mesa + Aurora in the June Issue of Seamwork

    The June issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: A Guide to Shopping for Knits: Fabric choice can either make or break a project, learn what to look for when shopping for knits. Installing a Knit Patch Pocket: Everybody loves pockets, get perfect knit pockets every time with …

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    Aster: A Simplified Classic + 15% off through Friday

    Meet Aster, a simplified classic with endless opportunity for variation. Who doesn’t love the simple appeal of a button up? They are a classic for a reason, they easily transition from season to season, and they are a multi-purpose wardrobe staple. A good button-up shirt can take you from work to play. Aster is a …

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    The Color Issue + Sydney and Adelaide

    The May issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: An Introduction to Natural Dyeing: by Tracy Majka teaches how to use local plant to create a unique and sustainable dyes. Design a Personal Color Palette: by Elizabeth Farr outlines the process of creating a personalized color palette for …

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    The Floral Issue + Meet Astoria and Bristol

    The April issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: How to create French darts from a basic block by Devon Iott: Learn dart manipulation with Devon each month. Make your own facial toner with rose water: A fun and easy recipe in our handmade beauty series. The Seamworker’s …

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    Join the Dahlia Sewalong!

    Just a quick note to let you know that the Dahlia sewalong is just getting started over at our Sewalongs site! Don’t worry if you’re not quite ready yet. This is just the introduction, and you’ll have two weeks before we even start sewing. In the meantime, Devon will begin talking about fabric and pattern …

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    Where to buy Dahlia outside the US

    So many of you inquired about where to get Dahlia if you aren’t in the US and don’t want to deal with international shipping. I thought I’d post a rundown of retailers who may have it first in your area. This isn’t an exhaustive list since there are many more who are still in the …

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    Introducing Dahlia! 15% off this week

    Here is how I knew we had a good thing going with our new pattern, Dahlia. After taking a slew of pictures in the studio with our beautiful model Amie a few weeks ago, we stepped outside to capture a few outdoor shots before the sun went down. As we were walking around for about …

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    New lower shipping prices!

    As I mentioned on Friday, we’ve made some big changes along with our move into a new studio. The most important one is overhauling the way we do shipping. Working with an outside fulfillment warehouse has been vital to our ability to grow. I really can’t imagine how different things would be if we hadn’t …

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    Pattern retirement sale! 50% off select patterns

    The time has come, my friends. With over 30 patterns in the mix, it’s time to start thinking about retirement for a few of our older styles. These patterns will still be available as downloads from our site, but will no longer be offered in print. You might think it would be difficult to say …

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    Introducting Myrtle, a knit dress with a fun twist!

    In the summer, there’s one difference between a pretty dress that gets worn constantly, and one that languishes in my closet: comfort. We can plan all the structured, tight, bombshell-y dresses we want, but when it comes time to actually leave the house, who wants to feel constricted? I’d rather look beautiful with as little …

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    Welcome to the world of knits: Introducing Moneta, Mabel, and…

    The Wonder of Knits As I’ve gone through my Wardrobe Architect journey over the last few months, I’ve realized how important comfort is to me. Sure, it seems obvious that our clothes should be comfortable. But when I really looked at what pieces of clothing I wore again and again, at least half of them …

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    Coming tomorrow: New book and patterns!

    Just a quick little reminder on this fine Monday morning that we’ll have two brand new patterns for knits (from sizes XS to 3X) launching in the morning (10AM Pacific time)! We’ll also be officially releasing our brand new book, The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits by Alyson Clair. Hope to see you there!

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    More news: Knits patterns now up to size 3X!

    Last week, I mentioned I had one more announcement about the upcoming knits patterns. I am happy to say that we will have a bigger selection of sizes available for this line, from size XS to 3X (a 53″ bust). Working on expanding our size range was a ton of fun and a real learning …

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    Sneak peek tomorrow: It’s a big-un!

    First, I want to say thank you to everyone for the warm, thoughtful, and kind comments on yesterday’s post. I couldn’t respond to every one (though I wanted to), but many of you brought a lump to my throat with your experiences and thoughts. So thanks. I also wanted to let you know that you …

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    Enter the Albion contest by March 9th and win a…

    Just a quick note that you have until March 9th to finish making your Albion with us and enter to win a Bernina 380 sewing machine (US) or a basket of wonderful prizes (worldwide)! Visit sewalongs.com for all the details.

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    Introducing Albion and Cooper, from Walden by Colette Patterns

    I’m frequently asked which pattern in our line-up is my favorite. I think people are surprised when I’ve said it’s the Negroni shirt. Why Negroni? I just think there’s something intensely satisfying about making a man’s shirt. Menswear is so classic, so stylistically rigid, that making it really gives you a chance to focus on …

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    Tomorrow: Two New Patterns & The Opening of Gifts For…

    This is your last sneak peek. Tomorrow, the suspense will finally give way to pure new-pattern-bliss. I mean, that’s how I feel on new pattern release day, don’t you? Additionally, we may be announcing a special release-week discount, plus a contest or two, possibly some sew alongs, and perhaps a giveaway… You’ll just have to …