Sew-along + Bloggy Books

5 Aug

So I’ve joined another sew-along that I probably won’t actually finish….

But more on that in a second because LOOK what I stumbled across on Pinterest!


How did I not know that Sarai, she of the gorgeous Colette Patterns, has a book coming out??

Amazon have it available for pre-0rder here (for less than US$20!) and from what I can make out the release date is Novemeber 2011.

Heres the blurb from Amazon:

“Five simple fundamentals can help you perfect any sewing project: a thoughtful plan, a precise pattern, a fantastic fit, a beautiful fabric, and a fine finish. With these five core ideas, The Colette Sewing Handbook shows you how to start sewing the wardrobe of your dreams.

  • Approachable and easy to follow. Instead of a big, confusing catalog of sewing techniques, you’ll build your knowledge gradually around the five simple fundamentals. A section of basic sewing lessons means you’ll never feel lost.
  • Hands-on learning. Start improving your skills immediately by applying each of the five principles of the book to a beautiful project, included in the book.
  • Feed your creativity. Have more fun designing sewing projects for your personal style, and create the things you’ll actually love to wear!
  • Feel more confident. Gain the know-how to work with any sewing pattern out there.
  • Look great in what you make. Become your own custom seamstress and hand-tailored clothes that fit you the way you want.
  • Get inspired by fabric. Expand your creative palette and get the look you want by choosing the best fabrics for your projects.
  • Perfect the details. Make clothes you can be proud of with beautiful finishing techniques.

Colette Patterns is known for timeless design and exceptionally clear instruction. This book from designer Sarai Mitnick guides you gradually and painlessly to becoming a better seamstress. Get inspired, feel confident, and make beautiful clothing you’ll be proud to wear!”

Plus it includes 5 exclusive’patterns too.

Update: Sarai has posted an announcement with more info on the book here. Plus it appears the patterns included will be 1 blouse, 3 dresses and 1 skirt.


(Also, while you’re over on amazon check out the burdastyle book (release date Nov 1) that so many awesome bloggers were working on last year.)

Join in!

In the meantime, back to the sewalong – Sarai is hosting a sew-along of the Rooibos dress and I’m signing on up with best intentions. If you want to sign up too, she is offering 20% off the pattern when you enter ROOIBOSAUGUST (all caps) at the checkout until August 16.

Aaah… I love pretty things.

4 Responses to “Sew-along + Bloggy Books”

  1. Debi August 5, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    WHAAA??? I didn’t know she had a book coming out either! How fabulous! I will definitely have to get it!!!

  2. Lakaribane August 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I saw that on Amazon this week too! And I want it, too! LOL

  3. Becky August 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    That Colette book looks neat….though I think I’d want to look it over before buying. I don’t really consider myself a beginner seamstress at all and it seems that a lot of these sort of books are designed more for that audience.

    Good to know the date of the Burda book release… I knew it was November but not the exact date. (Must have missed that.) I keep staring at the cover to see if my project is there, lol!

    • lazystitcher August 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

      Oh how exciting for you!
      I think I want the Colette book for the patterns. I’ve really enjoyed using the sorbetto pattern which is pretty much as simple as a pattern gets 🙂

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