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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers


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.


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.


Heather Lewenza

Heather Lewenza is a pattern designer, sewing blogger and sewing instructor obsessed with slow fashion and handmade style at Closet Case Patterns.


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.


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!


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



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 | Art Director
Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer
Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations
Katie Whittle | Producer
Meg Stively | Copy Editor
Jessica Yen | Contributing Editor


Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Taylor Pruitt | Photography
Ben Hlavacek | Photo Assistant
Brandi Seymour | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair/ Makeup
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Anna Aguirre | Wardrobe Assistant/Designer


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