Monthly Archives: September 2011

  • 3 New Colette Patterns!

    What a treat - 3 new Colette patterns all at once!

    These latest releases from Colette include a beautifully flattering, bias cut blouse - Jasmine, a lovely boat-neck dress with a stylish optional cummerbund-style belt - Peony - and Colette's first ever trouser pattern - Clover. Find them in our online shop here, but for a really close look at the patterns with tips and advice on how to make them, have a look at Colette founder Sarai Mitnick's blog at

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  • Dottie Angel Book

    "Dottie Angel - The Peachy, Crafty World of Tif Russell" is a brand new book from blogger Tif. Like the extraordinary blog, her book is a feast of beautifully composed images of her collections and creations and the world as she sees it.

    "Custom-slip-clad, granny-chic-style Dottie Angel has a deep sense of wisdom and the ability to add sparkle to the most ordinary of situations....If you are interested in home decoration and love to collect textiles that tell a story, you will enjoy the unique and personal 'ponderings' and 'how-to's' that can be found between the covers of this book."

    Published by Upper Case magazine, we are very lucky to be able to bring you this beautiful book. Find it here, we know you'll adore it!

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    "Tif lives in suburbia, is a Brit, a mother of four kids who talk back and a wife. she wears a customized slip and dreams of living dottie angel's life.....

    .....who has two airstream trailers in the yard, one is her studio and the other stores her vast collection of vintage notions... her eight children are home schooled and spend the day outside running barefoot and their evenings sitting by the fireplace, learning ancient crafting technics. they never talk back to their mother and always smile... she has several chickens, seven rescued greyhounds and a bearded dragon named STIG... dottie spends most days dressed in an old vintage slip that belonged to her grandmother, that she customized. She thinks to herself, surely everyone dreams of living this life, or at least dressing like they do..."