Happy weekend (and new hair)


An unusually late Friday afternoon post today! Several people have asked to see my haircut, so here it is! I’m still getting used to it, but it feels great to have all that hair GONE. It feels much healthier.

I wanted a sort of 60s bob, inspired by the beautiful Natalie Wood. I think I may grow my bangs a bit longer so I can do the 60s side swept look.

Have a great weekend, everyone! I plan to work on my first dress for the Fall Palette Challenge, and I can’t wait to show you next week.

Are you sewing this weekend?

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. Her roles include communication, strategy, and creative direction. She also edits Seamwork magazine. She often thinks and writes about the way sewing impacts our lives – through body image, identity, and social awareness.

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Comments 49


You’re lovely! And your hair looks fabulous :)


Great haircut – I love it !!


I love the haircut! It’s so classic.

Rachel Rector

You look beautiful! I cut my hair too…you’ll have to see it sometime!


Love it!! It looks great!

I am cutting my first pattern and doing some prep work for the rest of the challenge this weekend!


Love your haircut!


Wow! I usually prefer lomg hair, but that cut suits you wonderfully. It looks artistic and chic. I have requested (more like demanded) sewing time this weekend. I hope to work on a little baby dress pattern I ordered all the way from France a while ago and haven’t started yet. I also plan to finalize my fall palatte challenge.

Sara Upshaw

I love the hair! Not for me, but I think it just really suits you, your style, your face. Looks really awesome.


Thanks! I’ve had short hair (usually bobbed) most of my life, this was the first time growing it out since high school.

I really liked the long hair, but must admit that a bob definitely feels like my hair.


I was just admiring your gorgeous hair now it’s gone! It looks fantastic!
I’m working on my fall palette this weekend, too. I’ve started, and nearly finished some really cute shorts. I hope to finish a simple dress, too.

Carrie Lizabeth

After that “getting it cut off while you read this” teaser, I was hoping you would share an image of your new cut. And it does look marvelous! The new length puts the focus on your face, particularly on those incredible eyes.

Karen in VA

That hairstyle looks absolutely amazing on you!!! I love shorter hair, so much easier to take care of – I’m not fond of spending lots of time on getting ready in the morning..


I am pretty lazy about hair, so I think keeping it short will work better for now. My hair is so so thick, it would take forever to dry.


Stunning! The shorter hair really suits the shape of your face.


I love it. It’s so you.


I love the new haircut – it really suits you! May I ask what lipstick you’re wearing? It’s gorgeous.

This weekend I’ll be finalizing my Fall Palette and sewing the first piece – a modified Sorbetto from a vintage rayon print I found at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.


I think it’s a mix of MAC Vegas Volt and MAC See Sheer. Vegas Volt is a very bright coral, and the See Sheer tones it down a little.


I love your hair! And I’m definitely feeling the Natalie Wood vibe.




You’re so gorgeous!

Jeanne Marie

Your haircut looks fantastic. I’m LONG overdue and am happy to be getting mine cut tomorrow. Definitely sewing this weekend. I’m in the middle of a project I need to finish before I can start the fall challenge. But going to the Giants game on Sunday will be cutting into my sewing time!


Love the short hair, I need a cut myself! Absolutely sewing this weekend, making a lovely Eclair dress and can’t wait to finish. Will post my photos in the forum, looking forward to a dress tailored just right to fit ME!


I read your blog regularly. Have never made a comment before, but just had to today.

You are naturally beautiful, and your new hair cut accentuates this even more, I love it!


You guys are so sweet, thank you!


It suits you!


Waaaaaaw great haircut!


You look beautiful and very classic, the subtle highlights are perfect!


I love it! I always go back to the bob myself, can’t beat it for chic, classic style.


I love your new haircut. The style is perfect for you!


It’s really cute! And I hope I’ll get some sewing done this weekend, another dress for fall and winter. And I really do hope the new patterns are available soon here in Europe…. ;-)
Have fun sewing!


Lovely new haircut! I’m sewing a little skirt and tackling an invisible zipper (with your amazing tutorial for help!)


Looks very chic – the style suits you!


Hi Sarai,
Cette nouvelle coupe de cheveux te va bien!
Elle te change! Réussie!
Belle journée!


A classic and lovely style!


LOVE the hair Sarai! It looks great.


I absolutely love your hair!


Beautiful! I love bobs, and have alternated between bob and long throughout my life – maybe it is time again…!

PS – your photo icon needs updating now!


It really really suits you :)


This haircut was made for you!


Your hair looks adorable…I’m getting ready to cut mine also, so sick of the mop it has become! Change is good, especially with fall coming!

Bee’s Nest Deb

I’m loving the haircut. Somehow, the bob plus the scarf make you look like a sophisticated French woman in the photo.


Woohoo! Very classy! I like it!


Oh that totally suits you. That’s a great length for being able to pull up your hair if you want to but all the benefits ofshorter hair. Such a classic style.


AHmazing sarai!!!


Love the new cut, including the bang length. It’s super flattering.

Wendy S

Nice haircut

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