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New Pattern Coming Soon!


Get your countdown clocks ready, we have a new pattern releasing on September 17th!

Rachel Rasmussen

Rachel is a nerdy Oregon native with a philosophy degree and classical dance background. She fancies her personal style to be quirky sophistication, focusing on the importance of fit while adding special touches of handmade embellishments. She is also a connoisseur of whiskey and nap-taker extraordinaire.



September 5, 2013 #

In the words of Tom Petty – The waiting is the hardest part.
This is killing me!!!! So excited.


September 5, 2013 #

Those pockets look amazing!


September 5, 2013 #

my first thought exactly! Quite intrigued to know whether it’s a skirt or a dress…


September 5, 2013 #

I never thought about it being a skirt. Hmm. I like it!


September 5, 2013 #

Oooh exciting! Need to get my skates on and make my Hawthorn – have a bit of a pattern back log at the moment (not that that ever stops me from buying more – bad girl)!

Paige @ LPD

September 5, 2013 #

ooooohhhh… I’m gonna guess it’s a nice full gathered skirt, which is exactly what I need in my wardrobe currently. Those pockets seem super nice and big!


September 5, 2013 #

pockets pockets pockets! on my calendar!


September 5, 2013 #

I’m so excited I can’t take it lol. This is a nice surprise considering it’s my birthday today :-)
Can’t wait to see this little gem!

Erin Hill

September 5, 2013 #

Cant wait, im on a misson to make every colette pattern :D

Big Stace

September 5, 2013 #

so psyched for those pockets, I hope it’s a skirt!!

KS Gentry

September 5, 2013 #

Tick Tock Tick Tock.. I am feel just like a child waiting for Christmas Day to come.. Should we make an advent calender, opening each little door, with perhaps a picture of a needle, a thimble or spool of thread behind each door until the big day?!


September 5, 2013 #

If you know how, go for it! That sounds like an awesome idea :D


September 5, 2013 #

I’ve only just begun sewing – thanks to the Colette Sewing Handbook :) I’m loving the patterns you guys put and absolutely can’t wait to see what comes out next!


September 5, 2013 #


I’m such a baby today but I love a full skirty thing with big cool pockets!

ok. it’s not like i don’t have a million things to sew in the meantime.


September 5, 2013 #

This does look cute but every time I see a new release with pockets I always get disheartened. My sewing machine is older and the buttonhole feature doesn’t work any more so I can’t make any patterns which require a significant amount of buttoms. Sigh. Snaps just aren’t as cute!


September 6, 2013 #

Why not put snaps on the inside and just sew buttons on the outside just for show? That would look cute.


September 6, 2013 #

yes you can! well you have to be willing to hand sew… a buttonhole or blanket stitch! ->

they have their own look that machine buttonholes can’t copy – so it’s a plus! perfect for sitting in front of the tv or doing some hand sewing in park on a nice day :)

i work on a treadle so i know how you feel. but whenever i feel SUPER lazy, i just pay a tailor to make them for me. i’m sure any place that does alterations would also make buttonholes.


September 13, 2013 #

Try using the zigzag feature of your sewing machine to make a button hole. The wider zigzag for the top and bottom sections of the button hole and narrow ones for the sides. It will look more like a rectangle but work just fine. That is how I made button holes for many, many years. Try it, and I hope it works well for you.

However, the button over the snaps is a good alternative.


September 6, 2013 #

So excited about the new pattern, lovin’ those pocket already. The voting on Martha is weird. First couple of times it let me vote 6 times, then only one/day. Now today, six times again???

Alli B

September 6, 2013 #

Those pockets are super cute!!!!! I can’t wait to see what it is :)

Kimberly Giberson

September 6, 2013 #

Pocket love!

cynthia gehin

September 7, 2013 #

Maybe a jumper?


September 7, 2013 #

I can’t wait either. Is it something for fall? Something with sleeves? I love what you’ve shown.


September 8, 2013 #

Oh my gosh! I cannot wait, I’m bursting with anticipation!!!!


September 9, 2013 #

i think it’s a skirt but would love if it were a coat!! great pockets


September 10, 2013 #

Wonderful! I love all the patterns, but can never wait to see what’s coming next!