Tag Archives: alabama chanin

chanel-inspired alabama chanin sweater

i’m back on pinterest in a big way recently. i had a fairly severe addiction over the summer, when it was the only cohesive way to bookmark garden designs and plant ideas while still keeping track of my garment sewing … Continue reading

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papercut patterns: copelia

one of my main plans before i got distracted by the nice weather was do do up a collection of interesting knits in bright, coordinating colors, and to finish them alabama-chanin-style.  i went straight for this insane coral/pink/red/orange when i … Continue reading

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WIP: t-shirt, alabama chanin style

you may remember that several months ago i broke out this top, even though technically it wasn’t finished. then, i stenciled it using my bloomers stencil from the alabama stitch book. and then i let it sit for a while. … Continue reading

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weekend workshop: a crash course in stenciling fabric

garden season is fast approaching, my friends, even here in Zone 5.  add that and my susan khalje camp chanel at the end of the month, and time is slipping by fast.  to mitigate these #firstworldsewingproblems, i dove head-first into … Continue reading

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alabama chanin style: test-driving a work-in-progress for casual friday

ok, first things first: i think i am now a complete knit convert. i started out, as i think a lot of newbie sewers do, a little afraid of them and all of their stretchiness and the idea of a … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “embellishment”: the “moon nouveau” tank top

The Facts: Fabric: “art nouveau”-style sailor moon t-shirt from teefury. Pattern: alabama studio tank pattern (available in alabama studio style) Year: 2012 Notions: embroidery floss Time to Complete: 1 hour, for preliminary work.  embellishment & handstitching 5-6 hours. First Worn: … Continue reading

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