I was lucky enough to get on Sarai Mitnick’s schedule for this edition of The Sewcialists Interview. Sarai started Colette Patterns 9 years ago, and launched Seamwork Magazine over 4 years ago. Colette has been on the forefront creating a more inclusive size range and finding pattern models to represent a broader segment of the population, so they were a natural fit for an interview here on the Sewcialists.
Becky (B): Starting off a bit basic, how did the name “Colette” come to be?
Sarai (S): It was named after my cat, actually.
B: And was she named after the French actress/author?
S: Yes. She (cat) passed away, but she lives on in the company!
B: Seamwork is a much more utilitarian-practical name, whereas I feel Colette is a lot more whimsical. Is that correct?
S: Well, Colette was started nine... [read more]