• Let’s Talk about Fast Fashion

    The next book in the Colette Book Club is Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. For the last 15 years, Americans have enjoyed an almost unabated and unprecedented free fall in the average price of clothing. We pay less for clothes, when measured as a share of our income, …

  • Sewing Chatter: Do you ever sew for glamour?

    I’ll wear a nightie a few times a year, usually only when summer is at its hottest. And by nightie, I mean something vaguely breezy with spaghetti straps. Otherwise, you’ll find me in sweats and an old concert tee. For some reason, I’ve shied away from the traditional idea of glamour in my wardrobe, because …

  • February Inspiration

    This month Anna gathered vintage imagery to inspire her spring sewing.

  • Seamwork 15: The Intimate Issue

    The February issue of Seamwork is up and ready for you to read! In this issue: Hidden Glamour: Making beautiful loungewear is all about dressing up for yourself. Print Mixing with Kimono Prints: How to set off a statement print with flair, by Sabrina Lee. Scraptastic Lingerie: Make the most of your scraps, by Jessica …

  • Now Hiring: Front End Developer

    You may have seen this if you took a look at our careers page recently, but we are also currently looking for a Front End Developer to work with. This is a contract position, and we are looking for someone to work with long term. We’re starting by making mobile enhancements to our blog (this …

  • A Sprout Laurel + a Pug!!!

    Those who know me personally know that I love dogs, but I especially love pugs. I have never let my lack of actually owning a pug stop me from participating in local events for pug lovers such as the annual Pug Parade or the Pugentines Party (for Valentine’s Day). I’ve also been known to make …

  • Sprout Review: Two Myrtles

    Have you guys heard of Sprout? Sprout boasts a service that combines custom printed fabric and indie patterns. Pretty cool, right? We teamed up with Sprout to share some of our most popular designs on this innovative new platform. The Colette shop on Sprout currently features Myrtle, Laurel, Ginger, and Negroni. Have you always dreamed …

  • Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment with your cutting tricks! From the silly to the serious, we loved every last suggestion. And the winner is… Congratulations Virginia! I am allergic to cats, but I have been informed by my coworkers that they make excellent sewing helpers!

  • Inside Our Toolbox + Giveaway

    Do you have a sewing tool you can’t live without? Sewists are notoriously picky about their set of tools. I love sharing these life-changing tools with friends. This new feature is inspired by that same spirit of sharing. Every month one of our Colette staffers will share a favorite sewing tool or notion here on …

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