As I’ve mentioned before, writing a book is no easy feat. It involves months (often years) of planning, drafting, edits, new designs, reviews, rewrites, photo shoots, patternmaking…basically, equal parts labor and love. So, I honestly surprised myself when I agreed to write another one. While still a work in progress, the end is in sight, and I’m proud to officially announce Alabama Chanin’s upcoming book, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns. This is the fourth (yes, fourth) book I’ve worked on with my editor (and friend), Melanie Falick, of STC Craft and Abrams.
Around the studio, we’ve been referring to this project as the ‘addendum’, as it acts as a supplement to our Studio Book Series—Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns includes three new core patterns—our A-Line Dress, Wrap Skirt, and Classic Coat designs—along with several variations. Previous open-sourced patterns from the Studio Book Series are also highlighted, as well as included on a useful disc at the back of the book. This book also explores patternmaking, fit, and how to create a garment to fit your unique shape. We’ve also open-sourced some of our classic stencil designs, and highlight our New Leaves stencil throughout.
Publishing Spring 2015, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns is available for pre-order now through our online store. When you pre-order a copy, you can request to receive an electronic postcard at checkout that can be easily printed and wrapped for a holiday present.
Also, pre-ordered books will be given priority shipping and will include a special thank you gift. Expected ship date is April 2015. More updates soon…