Welcome to the Colette Book Club


I’m really excited–and teeny bit nervous–to share a new project with you.

I’m curating a new sewing & fashion book club for Colette Patterns (one of my favourite sewing pattern companies and the publisher of Seamwork Magazine) . The Colette Book Club is a free, online book club where we’ll read any (good) book that enhances our understanding of sewing. Fiction and non-fiction, from historical novels to fashion philosophy.

It’s kind of an experiment, and we’re still working out the little details! But here’s the gist:

How it works

  1. Go to the Colette blog and read the Book Club post. Say hi to your fellow book clubbers in the comments if you want.
  2. Find a copy of our current book, “The Forgotten Seamstress” by Liz Trenow.
  3. Read the book.  If you want to chat about it while you’re reading, use the hashtag #colettebookclub on Twitter.
  4. Come back to the Colette blog on Feb 15 to talk about the book and learn which book is next.

What are we reading?



The first book is  The Forgotten Seamstress, a lovely novel by Liz Trenow that will delight mystery lovers, textile nerds and fans of Downton Abbey. You can read more about it (and why I chose it) on the Colette Blog.

How to find the book

You can find The Forgotten Seamstress at bookstores or at your local library. It’s also available in most e-reader formats and as an audiobook. There’s even a free Kindle preview so you can try the first four chapters for free.



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