Colette Patterns was founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregan by Sarai Mitnick and Kenn Wilson. It was one of the first of the new wave of independent sewing companies, and is now one of the 'elder statesmen' of a now-burgeoning industry! Colette's motto is 'patterns that teach'. You can rest assured when you buy a Colette pattern that there will be fantastic instructions: their patterns come with lovely (lengthy!) booklets which walk you through each step, allowing you to develop new skills as you produce a lovely garment. As for their designs, their early patterns had a vintage vibe. However, their recent patterns have been more contemporary in feel.
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