We are still receiving responses to Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns and are delighted to get great comments from Linda Lee, a notable maker who has quite a design collective of her own. Linda—who has become a friend over the years—is owner of The Sewing Workshop sewing school and produces a pattern collection under that same name. The business, like Alabama Chanin, has grown to include extensive educational opportunities and materials.
Linda and members of her team have attended many of our Workshops; she also sells our 100% organic cotton jersey fabric in her online and retail stores. Linda has written books, teaches classes on Bluprint, offers workshops and lectures, and maintains a blog that catalogues her team’s ongoing sewing projects. She recently featured a project from Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns that she made for her daughter—a version of our Short Wrap Skirt (see pages 36 – 41 for detailed instructions and photographs). In the photo below, you can see that Linda chose several embellishment techniques to customize the garment. There are examples of quilting, beaded stitches, appliqué, reverse appliqué, backstitch reverse appliqué, beading, armor beading, and couching, randomly scattered across our Medium Polka Dot stencil. You can find extensive information on each of these techniques in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design and garment pattern and construction techniques in Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns.
LINDA’S DESIGN CHOICES
Garment design – Short Wrap Skirt
Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey
Fabric color for outer layer – Carmine
Fabric color for backing layer – Really Red
Fabric colors for appliqué – Really Red and Plum
Techniques – Reverse appliqué, whipstitch appliqué, quilting, backstitch quilting, armor beading, couching, and beaded reverse appliqué
Button Craft thread – Red #128
Embroidery floss – Red Variegated #4200
Stencil – Medium Polka Dot
Textile paint color – Alabama Red
Knots – Inside
Seams – Inside felled
Beads – Chop, bugle, and sequins
Bead color – Dark Red
Sequin color – Dark Red
Please visit our Custom DIY section if you would like to design your own unique DIY kit.
Thank you to Linda and her entire team for being such a supportive part of our extended online maker community. We look forward to more workshops and sewing sessions in the future.