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Reminder: Laurel contest ends next week!


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Just a quick reminder before the weekend starts that the Laurel Sewing Contest ends at the end of the month!

This pattern is such a quick make, there’s definitely still time to download the pattern and whip something up. Do it for the many awesome prizes, or do it just for fun.

By the way, it has come to our attention that some photos in the Flickr group are not tagged. If you want to enter the contest, you must include the tag for the category or categories you are entering. I posted about it on the group here, if you need a reminder about how to tag a photo.

When the contest ends, I’ll be posting nominees for the reader’s choice category, so stay tuned for that even if you’re not sewing!

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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Hum, I don’t have time to sew (for me) just now… I don’t think I will manage to sew something in time for the contest, but I will share my version(s) of this pattern, no doubt!
I’ll take time to look at everyones Laurel, have fun everybody!


Ugh, I’m in the middle of one, tail end of another, and have a third one planned. I hope I can get them all finished in time!


I had no time this month to take on a new project–but I am really looking forward to looking at the entries!


I can’t believe how fast this month has gone. I’ve had the pattern sitting on the table and the fabric prewashed for weeks. Hopefully, I can eek out enough time in the next couple of days.


Mine is almost done! I wasn’t going to enter, and then I found this amazing fabric and I felt really inspired. Best of luck to everyone entering. :)

cynthia gehin

Am excited to see all the Laurel ideas coming in. But, always looking forward to the next pattern. When can we expect to see the newest Colette after Laurel?


It will be released in June :)


I am going to sew today! I had tendon repair surgery last week and yesterday I used my scooter to scoot around as I cut out the fabric yesterday. I am anxious to add it to my wardrobe, since the weather is starting to get warm enough to wear it here in Iowa.

Caroline Cook

This has been so inspirational. I have really loved making this pattern my own and seeing the incredible things that some people have done. I feel as though each of the Laurel’s I’ve done have been different parts of my personality, Sweet and Innocent, Hardworking and Creative, Rock and Roll, and even Sophisticated and Classy.

Are you thinking about doing another contest with the release of your future patterns? While I can’t speak for everyone, this contest has been so much fun. Seeing other people’s work and especially having a deadline really lit a fire for me and got the creative juices pumping. I think that it was an ingenious idea.

And after all, win or lose I have some fabulous new additions to my wardrobe!


Hi! Just wanted to clarify the deadline- it’s tomorrow night, not tonight, right? I over thought the whole midnight thing and want to make sure I put my photos in on time!


yes, it ends at the end of the month.

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