SPOONFLOWER: NEW LEAVES SWING SKIRT

Last week, we launched our Limited-Edition Printed Cotton Jersey through The School of Making to an overwhelmingly positive response. The fabric is our 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey in Natural, printed by Spoonflower in our favorite shade of grey using natural inks and dyes. Read more about the collaboration here.

This printed fabric offers a world of possibilities for sewing printed basics, or using the fabric as an outer-layer to save time on stenciling.

We created a single-layer 24” Swing Skirt from Alabama Stitch Book using the Limited-Edition Printed Cotton Jersey in New Leaves, with open-felled seams and a decorative Rosebud stitch on top—as shown on page 71 of Alabama Studio Style.

P.S.: We’re in the process of finishing our newest book on embroidery stitches, The Geometry of Sewing—due out in Spring 2017.

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Whatever you decide to make using our printed jersey, remember to pre-wash the fabric before cutting out any garments.

SUPPLIES

1 yard pre-washed Limited-Edition Printed Cotton Jersey in New Leaves
1 yard fold-over elastic ribbon
Button Craft thread
Basic sewing supplies: needles, pinsembroidery scissors
Alabama Stitch Book for Swing Skirt pattern and instructions

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DESIGN CHOICES

Fabric for skirt – Limited-Edition Printed Cotton Jersey in New Leaves
Button Craft thread – Dogwood
Fold-over elastic ribbon – Natural
Knots – Inside
Seams – Open felled
Felling Stitch – Rosebud (Chained Feather Stitch)
Binding stitch – Zig Zag

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  1. Ting

    Thank you for your blog and this post. I am new to following Alabama Chanin. I admire immensely what you are doing! Most designers/artists would like to keep the production of their works out of the public eye, keeping the secrets to themselves. Alabama Chanin shares the creative process with everyone and implores one to try the designs and consider how our clothes are made. You inspire me.

    Love the skirt and the print. Keep up the amazing work!

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  2. Susan Lilly

    Natalie: Please do more with Spoonflower, maybe come and offer a workshop? Something about your clothing style speaks to me and makes the wearing a delight. We need more delights!!

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