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October Favorites

This month at Colette HQ we have been inspired by polished and professional layers. In the October issue of Seamwork, we introduced two new patterns, the Piedra dress and Lilliana jacket. These wardrobe staples are perfect for layering this fall, both in and out of the office. We love how these layers look in vibrant colors and rich textures.

Boden style, Piedra pattern hack, sherbet tweed trim, Obus quilted coat, Turkish Tile Solid Boiled Wool.

Layering by Jenna Lyons, Archival Jewelry, bright color palette, Paris fashion week street style, J. Crew style, cherry merino wool, Milan fashion week street style.

Haley Glenn

Editorial Director

Five years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since – first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her writing at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for our magazine, Seamwork.


Laura Huston

November 1, 2017 #

Is the teal wrap dress a version of Piedra? Apologies if I missed an explanation but only saw hacks for V neck and ruffle bottom. Thank you. Beautiful color palette!


November 2, 2017 #

Hi Laura, the teal dress is from Boden. The Wren dress is a great wrap-style dress. You can download it with Seamwork credits here.