• Sewing Chatter: What does 2016 have in store for your…

    Change is inevitable in January. Or, at the very least, thinking about change is inevitable. I only made one simple resolution this year: keep the kitchen sink sparkling clean every day. However, lately I am thinking about larger resolutions for my wardrobe as a whole. I’m fashionably late to the Wardrobe Architect party, but maybe …

  • January Inspiration

    Who: Taylor Role: Graphic Designer Staying inspired is an important part of creating. Sometimes inspiration is too bountiful, making it hard to focus your creative energy. Other times you feel stale and as if your inspiration is tired. I have always found it helpful to take the time to reassess and gather new inspiration. This …

  • Phoebe Sewalong Starting Tomorrow

    Are you ready for the Phoebe Sewalong? Sew Phoebe with professional sewing teacher Devon Iott. Devon will be covering everything from fitting, to cutting, to installing a centered zipper. The sewalong will start tomorrow with an introduction and an outline of the lessons. Sign up for free below! Still need your pattern? Buy Phoebe here!

  • Seamwork 14: The Body Issue

    The January issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: The Neglected R.: Let rituals transform your year, by Jessica Yen. Seamwork Style: Mix and match patterns for a unique me-made wardrobe. Behind the Seams: Explore the construction of a girdle from the 1950s. The Origins of Clothing Sizes: …

  • What We Made Volume 5

    From a tailored jacket to comfy pants and a swingy top, see some of our new winter makes around Colette HQ.

  • Sewing Chatter: Do you sew gifts for the holidays?

    We hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday week. Currently, I am taking a break from adulthood in Disney World, and the rest of the team is scattered across the country from Georgia, to Texas, to Missouri, to Kansas, to California. I might be speaking for myself when I say this break is much needed …

  • Reminder: 15% off Phoebe ends tonight!

    If you don’t have your copy of Phoebe yet, there are still a few hours left to save 15% on our newest pattern. Be sure to check out all the great versions of Phoebe our team made here and here! Tag your finished #phoebedress so we can see and share what you made, too. The …

  • Behind the scenes: Phoebe

    This year, our production team grew to include 4 awesome individuals. Phoebe was the first pattern that involved the whole new production team, so we thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes peeks. Kris is our designer for both Colette and Seamwork patterns. We caught her in between researching and sketching …

  • Our Phoebes: Part Two

    One of the best things about Phoebe is its versatility. This dress looks just as fabulous styled with some great shoes for Spring, as it does with sweaters and tights for Winter. Today we are sharing three amazing versions of Phoebe, perfect for warmer weather. WALLIS What alterations did you make to your Phoebe to …

  • Cocktails with Colette!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We hope you are filling your days with friends, family, metallic everything, and of course cookies. In last months letter from the editor, Sarai shared that we had a Colette studio party in the works. Today, we are pleased to invite you to the Colette studio for some crafty and festive fun. Join …

  • Our Phoebes: Part One

    I knew we had a good thing going when every single person (save Kenn, sadly Phoebe just isn’t his style) on the Colette team was planning their Phoebe half way through the production process. I was immediately struck by how different each plan was. I rallied the ladies together and proposed we document the process …

  • Giveaway Winners!

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment with your creative ideas for styling Phoebe. We have 3 lucky winners today: The winner of Phoebe Congrats to Kaeli! We hope Phoebe keeps you cozy this winter. Dragonfly gift certificate winner The winner of a £25 gift certificate to Dragonfly Fabrics is Sarah. Have fun …

  • Phoebe Fabric Recommendations: Win Fabric!

    Finding the perfect fabric for a project can be a challenge. Sometimes it is even harder than sewing the garment itself. We worked with two great stores to make up the samples for Phoebe: Dragonfly Fabrics over in the UK, and Silk Road Textiles in Cincinnati, Ohio. We asked both shops to share some additional …

  • Introducing Phoebe: The Versatile Sheath Dress

    Back in 2009, when Colette Patterns was founded, vintage inspired frocks were our bread and butter. Over the years our brand has evolved, and adopted a more modern style. Though patterns like Laurel and Mabel are some of our most popular items, we have been itching to revisit our vintage roots. We set out to …

  • New Pattern Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow, we’ll be sharing our latest Colette Pattern, available both in our online store and from your favorite local fabric shop. Stay tuned to our blog and your email at 10am for all the details!

  • Hong Kong Finish Tutorial

    A Hong Kong seam finish has to be one of my all time favorite seam finishes. This clean finish is a thoughtful detail that adds luxury to unlined or partially lined garments. This technique works beautifully with our new pattern coming December 8th. What is a Hong Kong finish? A Hong Kong finish is a …

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