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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers

Kat Siddle

Kat Siddle is a librarian and fashion school dropout from Vancouver, BC. She blogs about beauty at and volunteers with Our Social Fabric, a textile re-use initiative.

Jessica Yen

Jessica Yen is a freelance writer and editor in Portland, OR.

Sallianne Hines

S.A. Hines lives in a cottage on the South Dakota prairie with two dogs and two cats. She is a writer and editor, equestrienne, enjoys sewing and has just completed her first novel.

Alyson Provax

Alyson Provax is a printmaker and experimental dyer in Portland, Oregon. Her prints are available through Uprise Art. Find her at

Betsy Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett is a fashion and sewing enthusiast in Kansas City, KS. When not designing patterns for Indygo Junction, she spends her time traveling, teaching, and moving cats off her sewing table. Follow her projects and inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, and on Periscope as Betsy_Blodgett.

Lindy Thibodaux

Lindy Thibodaux is a color palette specialist and designer who lives, writes, sews, and plays at (Colormusing)[] in Portland, OR. Oh, and she maintains several blogs: check out A Musing for everything related to color palettes, My Bratelier for lingerie sewing, and Changing Your Clothes for sewing, refashioning, repairs, and alterations.

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.

Anna Aguirre

Anna works hard to make sure our sewing patterns have the best instructions out there. She believes in the power of chocolate and coffee to cure just about anything.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you. She’s the smiling face behind our customer service and social media. Keeping in touch with our family of stockists, and shipping your orders all across the world, she loves seeing what you’re making with our patterns.

Katie Whittle

Katie teaches new skills through in-depth tutorials, sewalongs, and articles for Seamwork Magazine and The Colette Blog. She’s all about encouraging sewers to try new techniques and create a personalized wardrobe that makes them feel great!

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 writing at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for Seamwork magazine.



Sarai Mitnick | Editor-in-Chief
Haley Glenn | Editorial Director
Anna Aguirre | Pattern Designer
Delaney Matson | Product Manager
Wallis Smith-Owen | Patternmaker
Autumn Salisbury-Vanderkloot | Sample Sewer
Taylor Pruitt | Design Manager
Andra Khoder | Print & Web Designer
Kenn Wilson | Operations Manager
Meg Stively | Communication Manager
Katie Whittle | Producer
Jessica Yen | Copy Editor
Jessica Yen | Contributing Editor


Evie McShane | Photography
Sophie Roessler | Model
Gina Campbell | Hair/ Makeup
Taylor Pruitt | Art Director
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Anna Aguirre | Pattern Designer

Special Thanks

Toby Wickwire


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