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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers


Laurel Anne Powell

Laurel Anne Powell is a life-long and always learning seamstress with a penchant for writing living in Southern California.


Jessica Yen

Jessica Yen is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, OR. She loves looking for ways to evoke the 1920s – 1940s in her everyday wardrobe. Find a list of her publications online at


Jessica Lawson

Jessica is a seamstress for the film industry and lives in Los Angeles, CA. You can follow her sewing adventures on her blog.


Charlotte Powell

Charlotte, blogger at English Girl at Home, is passionate about natural dyeing, and British fibers and manufacturing. She organizes SewBrum, an annual meet-up in her home town, and The Sewing Weekender.


Wallis Smith-Owens

Wallis is the patternmaker behind both the Colette and Seamwork patterns. When not sewing, she can be found petting pugs or running.


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



Sarai Mitnick | Creative Director
Haley Glenn | Editor-in-Chief
Anna Aguirre | Pattern Designer
Delaney Matson | Product Manager
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker
Chelsea Eisenberg | Assistant Patternmaker
Autumn Salisbury-Vanderkloot | Sample Sewer
Taylor Pruitt | Design Manager
Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer
Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations
Meg Stively | Communications Manager
Katie Whittle | Producer
Meg Stively | Copy Editor
Jessica Yen | Contributing Editor


Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Evie McShane | Photography
Courtney McKillip | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair/ Makeup
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Anna Aguirre | Designer

Special Thanks

A special thank you to The Fabric Store and Harts Fabrics for providing some of the gorgeous yardage you see in this issue. You can shop the beautiful selection of knit fabrics online at Harts Fabrics. The Fabric Store offers a unique and beautiful silks perfect for the Arden dress.


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