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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.


  1. I love AC. Autographed copy, WOOT! I've only used her books in the library they are beautiful. Is this the latest book? After seeing her work and her projects she's the one who inspired me to hand sew jersey/knits.

    1. Yes, it just came out! It's worth picking up -- it has tons and tons of patterns (but they're all on a CD, unfortunately). I'd love to see what you've made.