The School of Making is firmly in place.
Our new collection of DIY Kits is being loved (and completed) by many.
The occasional frustration of writing a book is now replaced with the joy and pride of making something new and beautiful.
Now, we can hardly believe that the arrival of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns is just around the corner.
A few facts about Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns:
I really wanted the book to be called Addendum because 1) I love that word, and 2) this is important information that makes our first three books more usable.
I also wanted to include three new patterns in this book: our Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan, The A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, and our Wrap Skirt in three lengths. These are customer favorites, and the A-Line Dress is part of my daily uniform.
There is a CD at the end of the book containing the patterns for all of the new garment patterns PLUS all of the garment patterns from our first three books. For the first time, all of these patterns are available in a format that makes it possible to print the patterns in (mostly) one full piece of paper on a wide-format printer.
Most importantly, the book is filled with illustrated guidelines for customizing the fit and style of each type of garment. You will learn about refashioning shapes, raising and lowering necklines, taking in and letting out waistlines, and many more ways to customize garments, allowing you to tailor your Alabama Chanin wardrobe to your own shape and size.
We’ve included basic instructions for embellishing our organic cotton jersey, highlighting our work with stencils, embroidery, and beading. Our New Leaves stencil is featured, alongside some favorites like Magdalena, and our variations of Polka Dots.
We expect the book to land in late March and we will start signing and shipping pre-ordered copies (along with a special gift) as soon as they arrive. (We will ship in a first ordered/first delivered basis).
Order Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns here.
Sign up for one of our workshops here.
Get sewing here.
Thank you to all the (real) women who made this book possible. Without you, we would be nothing.