colette patterns: new retro loveliness



(images via colette patterns)

have you seen the new patterns from colette patterns, the brainchild of the incredibly talented sarai of sweet sassafrass? as of this past few weeks, she's added the stunning oolong dress, lady grey coat, and sensha blouse you see above (and several more patterns!!) to her already gorgeous, vintage-influenced, figure-flattering pattern offerings. i love how each of her patterns come packed inside a little booklet that's lovingly designed and jammed full of incredibly thorough and well-written instructions. the patterns themselves sit nicely in a little built in fold in the back of said booklet...totally smart packaging design, sarai!
i've made the beignet, a high-wasted button up the front skirt (in a navy blue pique) and i love it! so i can say that as far as i am concerned, colette patterns come highly recommended!
have you made any of the colette patterns? which ones? how did it go? are you a fan too? :)
a related aside: wouldn't it be wonderful if there were more indie pattern companies out there, offering things to suit different whims and tastes, that maybe the big pattern companies can't reach or address (because they are perhaps pursuing more average tastes?)...what a wonderful idea, no? do you know of any other great, small, stylish pattern companies? do share!