Harley helps.

Harley helps.
Harley, my hard-working sewing assistant.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

it's here! it's here!!!

New Alabama Chanin book!

I preordered it from the AC site because they promised 1) an autographed copy and 2) a gift, and there's the gift on the left -- a small blank book with an insert where you can record your measurements, plus an Alabama Chanin-stamped pencil and measuring tape, tied with one of their cotton jersey ropes. I love it all.

I spent last night devouring the book and it's pretty genius -- it includes patterns from several previous books, including the corset and a cardigan/coat pattern, and ways to customize and fit each one. (Including adding godets to some of the tops and skirts, which I really appreciate.) I'm now bound and determined to finish some of my AC UFOs, dangit, so I can start some new ones.