Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alabama Chanin wannabe

Alabama Chanin is located in . . . Alabama.
The owner is Natalie Chanin who moved back home from NYC
and started a design line of handsewn clothing.
She has published 4 books full of patterns, design tips and
instructions for sewing her clothing.
(This is good, because her cloths sell for 800 to 3500 dollars.
And up!)

So, I decided to make a T-shirt. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased
XXXL T-shirts, 3.99 each with 30% off.
I enlarged and printed the stencil from her book,
and cut and printed the stencil onto the T-shirt fabric.

After the stencil was done, I stitched around it, then cut out the
centers. This is called "reverse appliqué.
Then I hand sewed the shirt together.

 This is herringbone stitch - with homemade tiger tape.

Now I understand why her stuff is so expensive!
Starting on a skirt.

Love, Linda

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love Alabama Chanin too and you have made a great job of this. How are you? I hope you're taking it easy....have a brilliant weekend xxx