New Patterns in the shop!


As promised, the new patterns are available for pre-order in the shop today!

While they’re still at the printer, we’re offering free shipping, and they’ll ship as soon as they come in stock, around mid-December.

Or, if you’re worried about getting them for Christmas, we’re also offering lovely gift certificates from $25 to $100. These ship immediately and also ship free!

And yet MORE good news: we now take credit cards directly (no more of the Google Checkout malarkey) and also accept Paypal directly through!

I also want to give thanks to all the wonderful people who helped me: Lisa Warninger, who took all the new photos, Rebecca Westby who beautifully styled the shots, Kassandra Sommerville of Ginger Suite Salon who did hair and makeup, and the friendly & wonderful folks at The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel where we shot the photos. And of course Jade and Kiaha, the gorgeous models.

Last, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Independent pattern companies could not make it if there weren’t people like you willing to seek out new and interesting things and support small businesses. So thanks a million!

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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They are so, so beautiful! Congratulations on what I’m sure will be another successful line.

I was so happy to see a blouse in the new collection – it is exactly what I’ve been looking for and I’ve already ordered the pattern.

Thank you for a huge dose of inspiration!

Pattern Junkie

Yay! Sarai, these are just as gorgeous as I had hoped — as always, I love the details you put into your work! I must get cracking on my Maracon and Parfait dresses so I can get to the Ceylon and Roobios, both of which I’m in love with!

Thanks for the lovely new patterns and for offering such a unique alternative to the other pattern choices out there.


I’m in LOVE with Rooibos! These are all so beautiful; great, great job!


OMG! I woke up this morning and rushed straight to the computer to check out the new patterns. They are AMAZING! I love love love Ceylon. I have wanted to make a shirt dress for ages and this one is perfect. I have put myself on a shopping ban until the new year and I think this is the first thing I will be buying once that is over.


I was checking all morning for the new patterns (even from the mall!) and am totally in love with every single one. I’m going to put a dent in my bank account and order them all this week. Love them!!!

little miss b

well done they are fab, and that photos are lovely too.


The new designs are great! I love the blouse with the buttons in the back and the dress with all the buttons, so 40’s but new and awesome!


yey! everything looks lovely. your new site as well. i love Lady Grey.


I’m doing a little happy dance for you! these are so gorgeous. I see myself making the blouse and rooibos!
the photos are beautiful, as are the models!

Chirley Maria

que linda com este vestido branco! demais! show!

Anna Boberg

Truly amazing photos and gorgeous dresses! Congrats!

Nancy Solla

These new patterns are gorgeous! I just put them on my Christmas wish list!

Lisa Warninger


It’s gorgeous! I LOVE your new site. Love! Your patterns and your design sense are truly impeccable.

I get about a million compliments on my dress, the Rooibos, every time I wear it.



oh, i love these new designs!! thank you for making them into the patterns- can’t wait to make some!


I know I’m a bit late, but I wanted to say congrats (again!) about the new patterns! I am just so blown away by how beautiful all the new looks are–and the models are absolutely gorgeous! :)

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