Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns in Seattle at Made Sewing Studio

A fun time socializing was had by all at Made Sewing Studio in Greenwood, Seattle on Saturday. The topic? Sewing, of course! Contemporary pattern designer Sarai Mitnick was there with her partner to share wine, hors d’oeuvres and to chat with those who attended. Colette patterns and Sarai’s book, The Colette Sewing Handbook, were available for purchase. Sarai hails from Portland and came up to Seattle for the event. We were so glad to have her! (None of my pictures turned out very well due to lighting issues, unfortunately.)

Most of those who attended were familiar with the blog Coletterie and had sewn one or two of her patterns. It’s unusual for sewers to get together over wine to chat about sewing. So we were grateful to Made for hosting.

Few of the attendees had heard of Made Sewing Studio, although there were several “regulars” to attest to Julia’s fitting skills or Carisa’s help. I hope that sewers at all levels will see the potential to improve fit and project skills at Made. One woman was wearing her first skirt, made using The Colette Sewing Handbook. She had not gotten to the part in Sarai’s book about fit, and was worried that she hadn’t done it “right” — but everyone admired the bold print and the skirt. Now she’s planning on making another skirt with darts. You see, sometimes you just gotta do it, wear it, and rake in the compliments!

A lovely night out. Thanks, Made Sewing Studio, for hosting, and to Sarai for the sewing inspiration!

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