Colette

The beautiful & talented seamstresses of Boston

22

greys-fabric-000

We’re on the road right now in Boston, and I just had to share a few of these photos from the fantastic party Grey’s Fabric threw for us the other night.

greys-collage-001

greys-fabric-021

greys-fabric-020

greys-fabric-014

greys-fabric-017

greys-fabric-004

greys-collage-002

greys-fabric-011

greys-fabric-013

greys-fabric-009

greys-fabric-019

I met so many talented and creative women that night; not only sewists, but knitters, dyers, designers, teachers, and entrepreneurs. It’s so energizing to be in a room surrounded by so all these incredible and creative people.

And I must give a shout out to Sarah Grey and her staff for going all out with this event. You couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people, and the shop is just so inviting and lovely. You may even notice that Sarah served a cocktail named after our kitty, Basil!

For those of you in New York, don’t forget about our upcoming party this Saturday at Brooklyn General Store! RSVP here.

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.

Comments 22

Liz

I have one of those cat measuring tapes! All the way in Australia =] Wish it was easier to go to one of these parties – Sarai you really must come to Australia, anywhere in Australia, though Adelaide would be wonderful :-P

Sarai colettepatterns.com

We are hoping to visit Australia next year perhaps!

jenny

Hurray! That would be so wonderful!! Please come to Melbourne too!

elizabeth rehmer sewrunningcrazy.blogspot.com

ohhhhh i am so envious!! I miss my hometown and that looks as though it was so fun!! I love this laurel dress. I think it is a timeless shape and a great way to showcase fun fabrics and trims.

elizabeth rehmer sewrunningcrazy.blogspot.com

and I wonder if I can purchase the cupcake pin cushion ring online? it is sooooo adorable!

Susan moonthirty.com

It’s too funny that several of us seem to have zoned in on the same picture… Personally I would love to have the froggy measuring tape! :) Looks like a lovely evening.

El thepinkhamster.com

I was thinking the same thing. I so want the cupcake ring too! :D

Your Name… *marybeth

I need to alter cotton shorts with pockets. They are too wide and bulky in the waist and just below the waist. They also have pockets. Am beginning sewer

sarah greysfabric.com

Thanks, Sarai, for visiting little ol’ us! It really made me feel special :D

I also wanted to link to Liz’s Etsy shop for those darling cupcakes, though if you’re in town, you can pick one up at the shop!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/madeinlowell?section_id=5177809

Andrea stitchparade.com

Sounds like a fabulous party! I will be travelling to Boston a couple of times next fall so good to know where I must stop for sewing fun. Also, thanks for the picture of that awesome sewing themed tattoo – very inspiring! Will you guys make it to Toronto sometime in the near future?

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Nothing planned right now, but who knows? I haven’t been to Toronto in many years!

christine christinehaynes.blogspot.com

Looks so fun! Love the Basil cocktail! And I’m loving your eyelet Laurel and the photo of the eyelet Violet… I’m going through a major eyelet moment right now! Have fun in Brooklyn!

Ana toiltroublemade.blogspot.com

Yay, I am so honored to be included in these photos! It was absolutely wonderful to meet you, I hope we get to cross paths again.

Christian foraneclecticmind.blogspot.com

Did you make the dress you’re wearing? Looks like the Laurel!

cynthia gehin

I think we could wear you out planning trips here there and everywhere!! How bout, just stay home and make great patterns we can purchase? Thanks for the great tutorials. It’s like my Grandma came back and inspired me to re-sew. Nice color on the women’s arm at the party.

Maggie stitch-n-thyme.blogspot.com

What a great time on Saturday! Thanks so much for visiting Boston and thanks to Grey’s Fabric for throwing such a great event!

Grace handmadegem.wordpress.com

I’m moving to Boston in a month and your photos make me SO excited to be there! I just wish I could have come to the party and met you!

Christian foraneclecticmind.blogspot.com

What color shoes were you wearing with this?

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Me? I was wearing my rose gold Dieppa Restrepo loafers seen here. I wanted to bring heels, but I try to pack light when I travel!

Sarah

Looks like such a fun party! Are you coming back to the Bay anytime soon? I only started learning to sew right after the last time you came to town and I was so bummed that I’d JUST missed it!

Drop Stitches Not Bombs dropstitchesnotbombs.blogspot.co.uk

Oh my word, that sewing tattoo half-sleeve has blown my mind – it’s pretty much the coolest thing I’ve seen all week.

cassandra

aww, so sorry i missed this event!

We’re sorry, comments for this post have been closed.