Category Archives: Colette Patterns

longest days of the year

Summers and I have a tenuous relationship at best. Especially the past few years, summer has been too long, too hot, and overhyped. Summer 2016, though? Summer 2016 has been lovely, a loveliness best captured in navy gingham. I’d bought this cotton gingham last year sometime intending to use it for a Sewaholic Granville shirt, […]

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the bag of my dreams

Dear, dear readers. I’ve had this post written up for at least a week, but have held off on pressing the publish button until I got some photos of me actually wearing this bag. Those photos have yet to exist.  And I really want to share this bag with you, so I’m afraid you’ll just have […]

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the dress I lived in all summer

You want to know the hardest thing about maintaining a sewing blog? Because it’s definitely not the sewing. The hardest thing about keeping a sewing blog for me is the gap from finishing a project to photographing it. Because most of my projects are apparel items, taking pictures means that I need to set up […]

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the scrappy pencil skirt

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for people who are scrappy. Do you know what I mean? Those people who have to fight for who they are, the underdogs, the fighters. Think Scarlett O’Hara, Lisbeth Salander (from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), or Homer Hickam Jr. from October Sky. Being scrappy is a good […]

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the anchors-away dress

This dress marks the end of an era. This number is my last fitted dress project probably for a year, to be generous. From here on out my sewing endeavors will be inherently and necessarily stretchy. So this dress holds a special place in my sewing heart. Not only do I really and truly love […]

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