Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns is the fourth volume in the Studio Book Series, inspired by requests for a wider variety of garment patterns. The introduction allows that “some people want looser styles; some people want a wider selection of sleeve options; others want more sizes.” A beloved part of The School of Making, the book offers suggestions, tips, and instructions for altering patterns to suit individual preferences. The book introduces three new core patterns—the A-Line Dress, Wrap Skirt, and Classic Coat design and variations—and includes the patterns from all of the other Studio Books on a disc in the back of the book.
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Slide 3: Cover of Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Natalie Chanin featuring Magdalena negative reverse appliqué, photograph by Robert Rausch; Reissued in 2018 with this new cover in celebration of the Studio Book series’ 10th anniversary
Slide 7: “About the Author” with photograph of Natalie Chanin and “Make what you love” sign from Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Natalie Chanin, 2015, photographed by Rinne Allen; Today this sign remains in The Factory Store displaying a new message, “we rise by lifting others,” affixed during Alabama Chanin’s pivot to face mask production at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, April 2020 (read an entry on Face Mask production here)