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Pattern retirement sale! 50% off select patterns


The time has come, my friends.

With over 30 patterns in the mix, it’s time to start thinking about retirement for a few of our older styles. These patterns will still be available as downloads from our site, but will no longer be offered in print.

You might think it would be difficult to say goodbye (in print) to some of the designs that have been with us since the very beginning. But I’m actually really excited about it. It leaves more room in our collection (and our warehouse) for new patterns. Gotta keep things fresh, right?

Our sale patterns are Chantilly, Parfait, Eclair, Oolong, and Ceylon.


Plus, since they’ll still be available as print-at-home patterns, they’re not truly leaving us.

If you’ve been thinking about getting any of these old favorites, now’s your chance to snatch up the print version for half off!


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.