Now seeking blog contributors!


girl with typewriter

I have lots of dreams, and one of them is to evolve this blog into one of the most awesome, useful sewing/making/creating blogs out there. Do you want to help me?

I really love posting things that are beautiful and helpful, and I just know there’s lots more some of you other creative geniuses could contribute. So I’m looking for someone (or multiple someones!) who might like to be a regular guest blogger over here. You’d get a chance to promote your own blog, an audience of awesome sewists here, and of course you’d be working with one of your favorite indie businesses. ;)

Some ideas for what would make this blog shine:

  • Tutorials for your favorite sewing techniques
  • How-tos and patterns for accessories and other pretty little bits and bobs
  • Insightful discussions about sewing, creating, and DIY
  • Inspiration from the past
  • Interviews with creative people who sew
  • Book reviews, for modern and vintage sewing and craft books (imagine reviews for older books on embellishment, millinery, glove making, sewing…. wouldn’t that be wonderful?)
  • Your favorite sewing tools
  • Musings on fabric, color, and prints
  • History of sewing
  • Any other fascinating subjects you can think of!

Are you interested? Drop me a line and let’s scheme together!

Or if you just have ideas about what you would want to read in your own ideal sewing blog, feel free to leave a comment here!

{photo above: Typewriter by hooraydesign}

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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This might be way too much to cover on here, but I would love to read tips on readjusting vintage pieces to fit. I’ve recently taken apart a coat and was hoping it would easily go back together, but alas. The shoulders are so strange. Even a list of good resources to go to with stuff like this would be nice. Can’t wait to see your new patterns!


Hi there,
I love the look of your patterns, and just purchased the Oolong Dress, which I cannot wait to try out! I love vintage styles, but the problem is that some of us don’t have the waist that is usually reqd for such patterns. With the thought that there are some of us out there, it would be great if you could spin off some of the vintage styles so that they would work for those of us who cannot wear the more traditional waisted ones!
Thank you,


What a great idea! I have long held the notion that using a forum like this to promote sewing and sewing related pursuits would be well received. In a newsletter-like format, an online resource to inspire, inform and celebrate all sewers of every level. Multiple contributions from bloggers and others would have a trusted forum to explore the current state of the industry as well as provide direction for its future. Your blog, your web site and your pattern line clearly illustrates the potential of such an endeavor. Your audience is presumably large and able to appreciate the information that would be presented. The future of the craft is in our hands. We must tap into the emerging market and guide those into the skills the would provide for them the concepts that have made this such a passion for us. The contributors would benefit by link backs to their site, shop or blog. I am excited. I see great potential and a platform for teaching, learning and sharing. If I can help in any way I would be honored.

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