drawing – instructional illustrations for Colette Patterns

It may seem, from this blog, that I spend most of my professional life sketching at fashion shows and making pretty paper dolls. The lens of blogging can be a bit misleading because I also do a lot of hidden gigs – especially technical drawing and consulting. Having less glamourous work to do allows me the privilege of being choosier with my more creative projects.


Even though technical illustration may seem less enviable, I genuinely enjoy all types of work I take on. This type of project calls on my sometimes under-utilized specializations – like knowledge of garment construction and ability to sew. These instructional drawings were created for Colette Patterns, a home-sewing pattern company (with loads of adorable styles) based in Portland Oregon and shipping worldwide.

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