Chat with me Sunday on Pattern Review!


Lovely readers, I think this is going to be really fun. This Sunday evening (8 PM Eastern Time, 5 Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central) I am doing a live chat on Pattern Review. If you’ve never done one of these chats, they’re basically a live moderated discussion where you have a chance to “ask the experts.” Other wonderful people from the sewing world have been featured such as Amy Butler, Connie Crawford, and more.

I’d love to talk with you guys and answer any questions you have. We could talk about my creative process, running a small business, or how I draft my patterns.

AND, if you’re interested, I’ll even talk a little about the two new patterns I’m releasing in May… shhhh.

Normally, these chats are open only to Friends of PR, but Deepika has graciously allowed me to share the password for the chat, which is colette (all lowercase). Here is the press release about it.

How to join the chat:

On Sunday evening, go to the following url to join the chat:

You will need to be a member of Pattern Review if you’re not already, but joining is free. Then join the following room, using the password:

Room: expert chat
Password: colette

Hope to talk to you guys soon!

Update: Here is the chat transcript:

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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I’ve just stopped by to tell you that dress is GORGEOUS! Hopefully, one of the future patterns you’re publishing is for that dress. It is amazing.


Thanks for including an email reminder option, excellent for us forgetful types. I look forward to joining the chat on Sunday!
New patterns, how very exciting!! Your current offering is so lovely, can’t wait to see what you have dreamed up now :)


Um, I think that’s an Anthropologie dress, but it is beautiful just the same!


Yep, the dress was a birthday gift a few years ago, and it is from Anthropologie


I will do my best to remember!

The Cupcake Goddess

This is fabulous! I will definitely be there! Can’t wait to chat!


Superstar! So great. I heard about this via email and set an alarm on my phone…can’t wait.


Thanks Sarai. I got wind of this via the Pattern Review weekly email thang, and was sad to think I would have to miss you! Thanks to the password, I wont have to. Cheers!


Is there any way to see the chat transcript…?


There will be a transcript posted on Pattern Review… I’ll update this post with a link once it’s up!


Hi, Missed the chat but read the transcript. I can’t wait for the new patterns (although I still have the Chantilly and Eclair to make up.) I am especially interested in the “dainties”, as there are so few options for vintage-inspired underthings. When will these come out?
Also love your dress in the photo. I was hoping that that was one of the new patterns!

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