Natalie’s passion for hand sewing and sustainability are the roots that helped The School of Making flourish into the entity that it is today. Throughout 2020, The School of Making will be launching new programing that will coincide with the celebration of 20 years since Natalie began her journey to our Family of Businesses and expand the offerings available to home sewers. 

Today, The School of Making officially launches the beloved A-Line Dress Pattern, the first of several patterns from Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns and the Studio Book Series that will be made available this year as standalone paper patterns and/or as digital downloads that can be printed at home or at a local copy shop. This pattern comes with guidelines for fabric selection, cutting, and garment instruction.

A long-time favorite, The A-Line Dress style is perfect for every figure. It is slightly fitted in the bust with a full flare through the hip and a classic v-neckline. This classic shape lends itself well to appliqué and embellishment or can be kept as a basic for more casual, everyday wear. The A-Line Dress can be made in any of four variations: the top, the tunic, the dress, and the long dress.

Shop the A-Line Dress Pattern here and keep an eye out in the coming months for more pattern releases. For design inspiration, pair the pattern with the Studio Book Series.

P.S.: Explore inspirations for the A-Line style here:

DIY Magdalena A-Line Dress

Design Choices from the Year in Color 

One of a Kind

Kristine Vejar: Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns     


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  1. Simone

    Will there be patterns this year released that are totally new to the school of making? I already have all the patterns from the books.

    1. Alabama Chanin

      Hi, Simone! This year we are focusing on launching our most loved patterns in paper form and exploring new color programing. We will also be celebrating Natalie’s 20 years of designing sustainable fashion.

    1. Alabama Chanin

      Hi, Jeneane! The pattern does not come with a sleeve, but you can use the Fitted T-Shirt Top pattern’s sleeve and ease it into the A-Line Dress.

  2. Kathy C.

    I am so disappointed that there will not be a Build a Wardrobe 2020 and also disappointed that “new” paper patterns will be from the books. I already have all the paper patterns from the books!