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Contributors & Staff

Meet the writers, makers, and artists from this month’s issue.

Contributing Writers

Jaime David

Jaime is a BERNINA Educator with a focus on Serger/Overlockers. She enjoys finding creative ways to combine her skills from Interior Architecture and Fine Arts into her daily sewing habits. She has written and edited patterns and her textile works have been displayed in quilt shows and galleries across the country.

Haley Glenn

Five years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since—first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her work at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for Seamwork magazine.

Arleen Hillyer

Arleen Hillyer is a self proclaimed cat lady, oddities collector, vintage hoarder and creator – thus Tiki Meow!  On the weekend, you may find her tinkering around the house or hosting a back yard BBQ. Arleen serves as head of sales, account manager, customer service pro at Birch Orgainc Fabrics, as well as assisting  in a multitude of other creative ventures. 

Sarai Mitnick

Sarai founded Colette in 2009, and now handles strategy, communication, and creative direction. She is the author of The Colette Sewing Handbook and also hosts the Seamwork Radio podcast.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you. As the smiling face behind our social media and customer service, she loves seeing what you’re making with our patterns.



Haley Glenn | Editor-in-Chief
Anna Aguirre | Pattern Designer
Robin Ives | Pattern Development Manager
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker
Chelsea Eisenberg | Technical Illustrator
Delaney Matson | Technical Editor
Autumn Salisbury-Vanderkloot | Sample Sewer
Hannah Friesen | Sample Sewer
Taylor Pruitt | Art Director
Farrah Dodson | Designer
Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations
Meg Stively | Copy Editor


Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Taylor Pruitt | Photography
Michelle Yurick | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair and Makeup
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Autumn Salisbury-Vanderkloot | Wardrobe Assistant

Special Thanks

A special thanks to Birch Organic Fabric for the cotton chambray and green knit featured in this issue!


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