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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.

Betsy Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett is the host of the design podcast Hello Atelier! A fashion history and sewing enthusiast living in Kansas, she spends her time traveling, teaching, and moving cats off her sewing table. Follow her projects and inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest.


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.

Christine Haynes

Christine Haynes is an LA-based patternmaker, author, and sewing instructor.


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 based in Portland, OR. You can find her online and on Instagram.



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
Katie Whittle | Producer
Meg Stively | Copy Editor


Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Taylor Pruitt | Photography
Michele Yurick | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair and Makeup
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Anna Aguirre | Designer

Special Thanks

A special thanks to Betsy & Iya for the amazing jewelry featured in this month’s lookbook. You can shop their striking jewelry online or in their Portland, OR store.

And a special thanks to Shannon Fabrics for the beautiful double gauze featured in this month’s article on shirring.


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