Sew Colette - The End (for now)

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This is how I feel when I think about Sew Colette being over.

Wow. I'm still in shock that we are done sewing all five patterns from the Colette Sewing Handbook. Didn't the last five months just fly by? And if you are like me then you have learned a LOT in that time frame. I learned about fabric choice (and I'm not as scared of some of them!), sewing techniques, and how to adjust the fit to make a garment custom for me. Well, I learned a lot more than that, but you don't want me to go on for hours, do you? :) The book has been an invaluable source for me, as I am sure it has been for you. Thank you SO SO SO much to Sarai for writing such an amazing book, designing adorable patterns, and for being nice enough to let us do the sew-along. Thanks to Caitlin and Kenn too because I am know they are involved in a lot of the behind the scenes work :)



The best part of the sew-along (to me) was getting to meet so many new, talented, inspiring, and motivating people. Everyone has been so nice and helpful, especially all the ladies in the Flickr group and all of the guest posters (Rochelle, Jenny, Tabatha, Oona, Meg, and Melizza)! You helped me when I needed advice, inspired me with your beautiful garments, and boosted my confidence when I was feeling low. Thank you so much!

To be honest, initially I didn't want to co-host the sew-along. I felt that I was too inexperienced and didn't think that someone who was as new to sewing as I was should be a leader. Sarah encouraged me to host with her and I am so glad I did! I realized that my lack of experience wasn't necessarily a bad thing because there are others out there in the same boat. If someone who had only sewn five patterns in her life can sew the ones in this book, then you can too! So, thank you all for your patience and kindness towards me.


While this sew-along was definitely a community effort, Sarah was definitely the ring leader! She wrote up the how-to tutorials, started the Flickr group, did all of the graphic design, and answered my endless questions. I barely knew her when this all started, but now I have made a great friend. I feel like I talk to her practically everyday on Pinterest, through e-mail, on our blogs, or on Facebook. Thank you for putting up with me, Sarah!

And if you aren't sick of me yet, then be sure to look for an announcement from Rochelle, Sarah, and I tomorrow :)

8 comments :

  1. That picture?!? So good.. And I liked following along with your projects!!

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    1. Haha thank, Noelle! Now let's get you sewing so we can sew together :)

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  2. I popped a comment on Sarah's blog....just wanted to thank you for co-hosting the sewalong. Cheers, Catherine xx

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    1. You are so sweet and so very welcome. I had so much fun and I hope you did too!

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  3. Thank You for co-hosting, you did a great job! I think the diversity in experience levels made this sew along less intimidating to those, like me, who are novices. This was so much fun, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's news for sure! :)

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    1. You are very welcome! I am glad that there were other novices to sew with me. :)

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  4. Thank you for being a FABULOUS co-hostess and amazing friend!! I am so happy we did this together! <3

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