• Coming Soon: The Seamwork Annual

    The November issue of Seamwork Magazine marked our one year birthday. It has been an inspiring, challenging, and incredibly gratifying journey. The joy (and sometimes the pitfall) of working on a monthly publication is the fast pace cycling of ideas and content. By the time an issue debuts, we are already in the thick of …

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  • Wren fabric suggestions

    Picking just the right fabric can be a challenge, especially when it comes to knits. Wren offers two distinctly different views that require two very different fabrics. Version 1 necessitates a knit with ample body and good recovery for its fitted silhouette, while version 2 requires a knit with more drape but ample recovery. Here …

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  • Seamwork Radio: It’s Worth It with Sadie Roberts of Tradlands

    Sadie Roberts and her partner started their label, Tradlands, without a lot of money or experience. They produce menswear-inspired shirting for women, and they believe strongly in what they make and how they serve their customers. But starting a US-made fashion label isn’t easy. In this episode, Sadie shares how she got through some harrowing …

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  • Pattern of the Month: Get Dahlia for 20% Off

    Our Pattern of the Month for November is Dahlia! Dahlia is a flattering and feminine dress that offers two distinctly different versions. Version 1 features a raglan sleeve and is perfect for stitching up in a wool plaid or tweed. Version 2 is sleeveless with a bias finished neckline and underarm. Though these two dresses …

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  • Knit Tutorial and Tips Round up

    I may be at risk of sounding like a total cliché, but I love this time of year. The crisp autumn air renews my love of sewing, and each weekend I find myself getting up a little earlier to pull on my coziest sweater, pour a hot cup of coffee, and settle behind the wheel …

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  • Wren Faire Winners

    Wren Faire has come to an end. Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your projects. You all have such great tips for sewing with knits, and seeing the first round of finished dresses is inspiring. Now, here are the winners! $50 gift certificate to Harts Fabrics Harts is an amazing fabric store located …

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  • Seamwork 12: The Warmth Issue

    The November issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Behind the Seams: Take an in-depth look at an early 1960s sheath dress. Conquering the Welt: Learn how to sew single and double welt pockets with David Page Coffin.. The Secret Lives of Looms: Everything you need to know …

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  • Four Gorgeous Wrens + a $50 Gift Certificate from Harts

    We are seriously blown away by the response to Wren Faire. You guys all shared such amazing and creative tips for sewing knits. Cutting on a pool table? Who would have thought? Sewing with wine? I think some of my past projects could have benefited from that. Today, in celebration of Wren Faire we have …

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  • Announcing Wren Faire: Win Fabric & More!

    We have been overwhelmed by all the love for Wren over the past few days. A few of us here at Colette headquarters are stitching up Wren over the weekend, but we are most excited to see your Wrens. The creativity of the sewing community never disappoints. In celebration of Wren and all you awesome …

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  • Introducing Wren: The fitted surplice dress + a Sale and…

    Today we are thrilled to share the latest Colette pattern with you! Meet Wren, the fitted surplice dress. We are also excited to share special promotions and free downloads surrounding Wren this week. You can purchase Wren for 15% off through this weekend. Or bundle and save more! Buy the Wren bundle and get the …

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  • We’re hiring: Sample sewer / assistant

    Hey folks, We’re currently looking for a part-time in-house sample sewer / general assistant. You’ll be working in our studio, producing sample garments for fittings and photo shoots. Help create the looks for our patterns and publications, from fabric selection to final pressing. This position requires strong sewing skills, great communication, and an interest in …

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