Articles in Finished Projects

  • How to Create Raw-Edge Appliqué

    Appliqué is a simple way to elevate your sewing projects and add customizations without fiddling with pattern alterations. We recently shared some lovely appliqué inspiration here on the blog. This week, we made a Phoebe dress with delicate floral appliqués. Read on to see how the appliqué motif is created and applied, and learn some …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • A Sprout Laurel + a Pug!!!

    Those who know me personally know that I love dogs, but I especially love pugs. I have never let my lack of actually owning a pug stop me from participating in local events for pug lovers such as the annual Pug Parade or the Pugentines Party (for Valentine’s Day). I’ve also been known to make …

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