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Weekend Reading: Famous Knitters + The Woman Who Started Cosplay


Why do we find it so intriguing when famous people have hobbies just like us? After seeing this picture of Katherine Hepburn knitting on set, I found more lists of celebrities who knit and sew. Antonio Banderas is likely doing well with bespoke tailoring by now and Sarah Jessica Parker recently took to social media while sewing a skirt with her daughter.

It’s almost as fun as spotting celebrities on sewing patterns.

Here are some more reads to enjoy this weekend.

Weekend Reading:

Old images of famous female knitters in action

15 hashtags for knitters on Instagram, from Mollie Makes

Meet the Woman Who Invented Cosplay. Whether she invented it or kickstarted it, Morojo rarely gets the credit she deserves

The Forgotten Designer Behind Some of Fashion’s Biggest Trends: Bonnie Cashin

Thinking Like a Designer, from The Cutting Class

Is shopping at Liberty of London as magical as their fabric? Seamwork goes to London!

The Power of Storytelling in Fashion

The Curvy Confidence Interviews: Monserratt of Mexican Pink!

Join the Sewing Chatter: What have you learned from Me-Made-May so far?

For more links every week, you can follow us on Twitter, where we’re always posting interesting tidbits and discussions.

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.


SJ Kurtz

May 21, 2016 #

I know a lot about Forrest Ackerman (Forry to his fans) but I knew nothing about Myrtle Douglas. As a cosplayer and costumer, I really appreciate this link. Thank you!


May 22, 2016 #

As a Londonder it’s fun to see the Seamworker’s Guide but I must offer one correction: MacCulloch & Wallis HAD been in the same premises since 1902, but they moved from there to the new Poland St address (as given) last year. A month or two after they’d moved I had lunch in the restaurant opposite the old shop and watched a steady stream of women come along the street, read the sign on the closed door, and walk away again in disappointment!