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Want to test sew a pattern?


Folks, I am happy to say that I am wrapping up work on the next line of patterns! When they are complete, one last step remains before going to print: they need to be tested by real sewists like yourselves.

I have my team of volunteer testers lined up, but a few spots remain open, so if you are interested, I would love to hear from you!

There are two patterns available for testing, so without giving away too much, I can tell you a little about them: They are intermediate. One is a short coat. The other is a bias-cut dress. Both are fully lined. Both are lovely (in fact, they are the two most-complimented pieces by the 20 or so people who have seen them!)

I’m looking for testers who have time right now, because the turnaround for these must be pretty fast: ten days of sewing time from when you receive it, but I will give you all the info you need to get your materials in advance.

Interested? Contact me and let me know, and I’ll send you more details!

Update: I’ve had lots of responses, so no more volunteers needed! Thanks everyone, and I’ll email each of those who’ve contacted me over the next day!

{image above: Scissors, Needles, Thread by petits détails on Flickr}

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.



October 29, 2009 #

Yes please! I just finished sewing your macaron dress for my birthday last week. I loved using the pattern. It was so easy to follow. I would love to help you out and get the chance to test sew one of your patterns.


October 29, 2009 #

Please tell me I’m in time for this one!

Twila Jean

October 29, 2009 #

dang am I too late? I would love to test sew, me and solanah could share and test it together :) we sew and blog a lot!


November 4, 2009 #

A bias-cut dress, fully lined! Thank you!!

I am looking forward to your short coat also, just have been thinking bias-cut dresses lately and wishing there were more patterns for such out there, especially designed for a C/D bust. How fabulous is this?

When when when when when?



November 6, 2009 #

I can’t wait until you release your latest patterns!


August 3, 2012 #

I’d like to be a pattern tester it will give me more experience


January 4, 2013 #

If you are still looking for testers I would love to do this. I currently have a sewing business out of my home and have been sewing since I was a child sitting on my grandma’s lap as she ran the treadle.

Thanks loads for this opportunity if chosen.


September 22, 2013 #

I have just bought the wide pants pattern for beginners . Just wondering if you have any helpful YouTube clips for the zip in particular

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