Colette Book Club


In January 2016, I started curating the Colette Book Club, a free online book club that explores the meaning and making of clothing. (Colette Patterns is a wonderful sewing pattern company from Portland, OR. I also write for their online magazine, Seamwork)

In the Colette Book Club, we’ll read any book that enhances our understanding of sewing, from historical fiction to fashion philosophy.  Anything is game as long as it’s interesting to read and easy for people to find. Join the club by visiting the Colette blog at

Jan 01-Feb 15: The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow
Feb 15-April 01: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
April 01-May 15: The Asylum by Simon Doonan
May 15-June 16: The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
June 16-July 28: The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever by Terri Agins
July 28-TBA: The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit
by JJ Lee

Want to suggest a book or give feedback on the club? Email

For more book recommendations, check out my xoVain posts on beauty books.


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