Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe by Natalie Chanin is a companion to the Alabama Studio Series: Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. In this final volume of the four-book series, Chanin offers, by popular demand, three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress/Tunic/Top, the Long and Short Wrap Skirt, and the Classic Coat/Jacket/Cardigan—and a guide to customizing garments to fit and flatter. For ease, convenience, and to ease its ecological footprint, this book comes with a CD rather than paper patterns. The disc contains patterns for all of the garments from the previous books in the Alabama Studio series with additional sizing for XXL, the three new patterns, plus five Alabama Chanin stencil designs, including the Polka Dot in three sizes, the popular New Leaves, and the classic Magdalena (all for readers to print as needed for their individual sewing purposes). Printed and bound in the USA. This installment highlights:
- 9 core garment patterns with up to 34 standard variations, plus 3 bonus pocket patterns
- Patterns from the entire Alabama Studio book series with the additional XXL size
- 5 full-scale stencil designs, plus a free bonus download available from Alabama Chanin’s website (http://alabamachanin.com/resources/large-scallops-stencil-artwork)
- Useful, convenient CD that minimizes its ecological footprint by conserving paper
- Printed in the USA
About the Author
Natalie Chanin is the founder and head designer of Alabama Chanin and author of Alabama Stitch Book, Alabama Studio Style, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. Her work has been featured in Vogue, the New York Times, and Town & Country, among other publications, and on CBS News. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really like all her books! I'm in love with her sewing techniques. But I give this book only 3 stars because I expected more new patterns. I bought this book because they advertised new coat pattern and I was looking forward to a riding coat. The one in a book is not as interesting. If you don't have any of her previous books, I would really recommend to buy this one because it contains patterns from before. I'll keep the book, it's very useful but I didn't find what I was looking for. Well, there is always a next time!
I'm very excited about this beautiful yet practical book. Natalie's creativity and generosity is truly inspiring, as are the photos and techniques in this book. It's a must-read for anyone wishing to design and create their own clothing. Job well done!