Alabama Studio Sewing + Design: A Guide to Hand-sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe (Hardcover)

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Natalie Chanin is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin and the author ofAlabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style (both from STC Craft). Her work has been featured inVogue, the New York Times, and Town & Country, among many other publications, as well as on CBS News. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Visit her website at alabamachanin.com.


Alabama Studio Sewing + Design is an invaluable reference for any woman who has dreamed of creating her own gorgeous handmade wardrobe. In this follow-up to Alabama Stitch Book and Alabama Studio Style, author Natalie Chanin presents all of the stenciling, hand-stitching, and bead¬ing techniques her company uses to create the award-winning Alabama Chanin line of organic cotton clothing, plus more than 50 variations that lead to infinite design possibilities. Included in this encyclopedic compilation of Alabama Chanin skill and style are patterns and instructions for dresses, skirts, tops, a wrap, a poncho, a bolero, fingerless gloves, and a hat. Each piece is featured in both its basic form and with varying embellishment combinations. By mixing, matching, and layering, a stunning, unique, and versatile wardrobe can be built.

Praise for Alabama Studio Sewing + Design:

?Transform organic or recycled materials into clothing or home decor items with haute homespun flair.”
?Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More magazine

?Natalie is beautifully simple, yet elegant, just like her clothing. Her signature look is intricate stitching, beading and applique on basic organic cotton jersey which together make a show stopping casual look." ?SF Unzipped

"I'm a longtime fan of Natalie's clothing designs . . . Her sewing patterns do not disappoint. These are the same dresses, tops, skirts, and accessories that carry four-figure price tags and are coveted by ec-groovy lady rock stars. The same ones. But in her books, Natalie teaches you how to make them yourself . . . Natalie's pieces are so simple to sew together . . . They go together in a single evening, and when you pull them on they don't just make you look better than you did in whatever you were wearing before, they make you feel better." ?Heather Ross, HeatherRoss.Squarespace.com

"The photographs in this volume are e...

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ISBN 9781584799207
Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing
Format Hardcover
Pages 176
Publisher Date 2012-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Stewart Tabori & Chang
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.75 in
Wdth 11.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 2.68 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Guide to Hand-sewing an Alabama Chanin Wardrobe
Audience General/trade
Authors Chanin, Natalie

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  • This book ignites creativity

    I have perused the Alabama Chanin site since April and was thrilled to be able to purchase this book at a reduced price. I'm currently working on a long skirt for myself and already have requests from friends for similar gifts. I am inspired every time I leaf through it. The only problem is that I don't have enough hours in the day to work on these projects like I wish I could.

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