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Colette Patterns and Blog – Friday Fave

Colette Patterns and Blog – Friday Fave

For this Friday Fave, I’d like to show you Colette patterns and the Coletterie blog!

Colette does beautiful vintage inspired patterns. I really enjoyed making up their Jasmine blouse (you can see pics of mine here.) Their patterns come with a beautiful book and great instructions. There’s something soothing about going through the instructions because they are presented in such a lovely way. You can read some reviews on their patterns here.

On top of this they have an AWESOME blog. Regularly they post embellishment inspiration and recently they started a feature series on the inside construction of beautiful vintage gowns. Check out this construction details post on a vintage wedding gown and this lovely little post on beaded bows, this one on embroidered accents and this sailor collar post.


They’ve just a few days ago released their newest pattern a vintage inspired shirtdress or peplum shirt called Hawthorn! Check out these Joan-esque photos! (More here.)


Colette is going to start a Hawthorn “Sew-a-Long” . And no, I don’t get anything cool for showing you all this, I just like their patterns so far and am excited about the Sew-a-Long!

I’m planning on trying to do the sew-a-long (in my infinite free time) out of this beautiful pink strawberry fabric I found in my stash (below). I’m excited to finally try to participate. It seems like every time someone does one, it’s bad timing for me or not a pattern I’m interested in or it’s already past!



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Aimee Major Steinberger is an animation artist currently working as Assistant Director on “Futurama”. She has previously worked on “The Simpsons” and various animation projects for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Animation. Aimee wrote and illustrated a book about her trip to Japan, called, “Japan Ai: A Tall Girl’s Adventures in Japan. “ She is writes and illustrates for various Japanese fashion and manga publications. Aimee is also an award winning hobbyist costumer.
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