The Wardrobe Architect

The Wardrobe Architect

Making your own clothes gives new value to your wardrobe, because of the time, effort and investment that went into making them. The Wardrobe Architect Series on The Collete Blog back from 2014 was especially designed to help sewists construct their handmade wardrobe. The blog series provides a set of prompts to force yourself to [...]

How To Choose Fabric?

How To Choose Fabric?

Walk into a fabric shop and as a beginner sewist you do one of two things; you walk in and walk straight out again or leave with an armful of fabric not entirely sure what you've bought or for what project you can use it for. To avoid any expensive mistakes, I started sewing with [...]

6 Reasons To Sew-cialize

6 Reasons To Sew-cialize

Sewists, dressmakers, home sewers, seamstresses, tailors, makers, whatever you call yourself, as a breed we tend to be a solitary bunch. A free afternoon, an empty Sunday, let's face it even a Saturday night doesn't bring dread, infact it brings uninterrupted joy at the opportunity to sit down and start that project, or pick up one [...]