With the launch of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns at the beginning of the month, many of our Journal posts have focused on the book’s features, printing options, and our new School of Making page—now with printable patterns and tiled stencil artwork.

We’ve combined all of these new choices into Newsletter #28 as an easy-to-reference resource for questions you may have surrounding the new book.

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xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin


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  1. Christina

    Hi there! I’m really enjoying the new book, thanks for another great reference for the library. I’m wondering how your patterns translate to woven fabric, specifically linen for the Aline dress? Is there enough ease to pull over my head?

    1. Alabama

      Hi Christina,
      Thank you for the kind words. Our patterns can be translated to woven fabrics, but due to the difference in the amount of stretch wovens allow, we recommend cutting one size larger than you would normally wear and sewing it with a 1/2″ seam allowance. This should allow enough ease to still pull the garment over your head.

      Please let us know if you have any more questions. Happy sewing!

  2. Margarita Rademacher

    You are new in my life. It was thru Amy Herzog’s blog that I learned about way.
    What an amazing job/art yo do. Any plans to come to Phoenix?
    I would love to attend to a workshop of yours.
    What amazing stories you must have. You look tired in some videos, that means you work hard to make your dreams come true and with yours many women’s also. Thanks a lot for supplying jobs for many women.
    With admiration and respect.

    Margo Rademacher

  3. mathurine

    So happy to receive your new book this saturday here in France. It’s wonderful work and always a so nice object ! Thanks a lot sharing with us this amazing journey coming back to our skills and our own fitting wardrobe. I’m really grateful ! Have a nice mother day !

  4. Michelle

    I was looking for the swing skirt pattern in the different lengths but only found one pattern with no length listed on the cd. Am I missing something?