NEW BOOK BY ALABAMA CHANIN

I've read recently that Alabama Chanin has a new book out.  I haven't purchased it yet, but found a photo of it on Amazon….

New book 

It looks pretty great…I'll have to check it out.  Maybe over spring break.  A little over a year ago, I posted my Alabama Chanin type DIY projects, and I still get a lot of questions about them.  Here they are again.

Skirt
Natalie details how to make this skirt in her first book–Alabama Stitch Book.  It's really quite easy, and a lot of fun.  I bleached my t-shirts first by putting them in the washer dry, randomly splashing bleach, then regular wash.

Close up of flower 

These are just old fashioned yoyo's with beading in between…..

Front jacket 

My jacket was a little more ambitious.  I cut up a jean type jacket from Target, and made my own pattern by tracing onto newspaper.  Easier than it sounds–I promise.

Jacket back
I used my industrial sewing machine, and stitched all over for a heavy quilted effect.  (I also triple layered the t-shirts when I cut the jacket from the pattern for substance.)

Quilting detail
Close up shot of the machine quilting….

Inside of jacket 

I used a different color of t-shirt for the inside lining for contrast.  Afterwards, I did all of the looping.  I just cut strips of T-shirt, and held them in place while I went over them with my machine–I trimmed them up neatly at the end.   
   
 
  

 Don't miss the Dolly Johnson Arts and Antique show starting tomorrow in Ft Worth-Click here for more info!!  
 

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43 Responses
  • Style Artisan March 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Judy, you never cease to amaze me! I adore the jacket and I can only imagine how much time that took. But what a wonderful treasure…I would love to see you wearing this in a post!

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  • mr. freddy's mom March 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    I remember that post, Judy.
    I love that skirt so much and I can’t wait how you
    style them.

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  • Corks & Caftans March 11, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    I am seriously impressed. Beautiful, and such lovely choice of colors. I’d stop you on the street if I saw you in that jacket!

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  • sabella March 11, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    yes, i agree… can’t wait to see them on you :)
    xo
    bravegrrl.blogspot.com

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  • liloh March 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    that jacket is impressive!

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  • smrithi rao March 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    its totally impressive will definetly try :)

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  • The Photodiarist March 11, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    I would so buy that if you were selling! Wish I were handy with a sewing machine. Unfortunately . . .

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  • Little Parisienne March 12, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    Omg. I ADORE the jacket. And the bright inside lining is clever. And striking. J’adore juste cette veste :-)

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  • Tiffany March 12, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    Seriously Judy, your amazing! I am so in love with that jacket! It’s perfect for spring! So jealous- I could never ever make something like that. You should see the pillow I made in 7th grade- lets just say it didn’t look like a pillow. You should make more and sell it. I’ll be the first one to buy!
    beijos-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

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  • luxirare March 12, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    I LOVE that jacket too! Especially the detail around the edges.

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  • Dusk March 12, 2010 at 6:37 AM

    I LOVE the jacket!!! I too would most definitely buy one (just in case you’re thinking about multiplying…)
    Oh wow. I had no idea you were sartorially talented as well.

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  • Davidikus March 12, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    I am very impressed with your craftsmanship! The work you did for the jacket looks great. Have you tried wearing it inside out? It might even be better. (I am not sure about the “droit fil” / bias on the skirt – it would have to be seen on you!)
    Congrats;
    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/

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  • sydneysays-sydney.blogspot.com March 12, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    Fantastic! I love her work and have some of the original pieces from the beginning. And yours are amazing as well. Wish I was going to be in Fort Worth this weekend (where I am from), alas, the weekend after next. Might there be any shows going on then?

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  • joelle van dyne March 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    i love these projects. the jacket especially makes me want to go home and get crafty. though the idea of creating a jacket pattern on newspaper seems very intimidating to me!

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  • yve March 12, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    I love it when there are interesting details in the lining of coats or jackets!
    Great jacket, Judy!

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  • Style Odyssey March 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    I saw this book featured on the Alabama Chanin blog; I really admire Natalie’s philosophy and aesthetic, and of course being from Alabama myself, just the name of her company peaks my interest.
    I remember your skirt, but not that pretty jacket! I also recall a breathtaking blouse (navy blue or black) that was modeled by Jane some time ago. It was totally gorgeous. Any plans to expand into design again?

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  • Annie Spandex March 12, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    That jacket is so beautiful..

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  • amy March 12, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    bravo!

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  • in the middle of europe March 13, 2010 at 2:51 AM

    love that orange jacket!

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  • miten March 13, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    wow, I’m really floored by your craftsmanship! So is her first book worth buying? What kind of sewing machine do you recommend?

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  • Brigadeiro March 14, 2010 at 5:38 AM

    Amazing DIY’s! Love the jacket!
    xx

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  • Clare March 14, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Love the embellishments and textures!
    iliketweet.blogspot
    x

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  • Kimberly March 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Judy, you did a magnificent job of Project Alabama style. Please check out my blog!

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  • The Photodiarist March 14, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Thought I’d share an interior decoration blog with you – it’s just pictures of white interiors . . . When I found the blog, I thought of you (even though I know that you don’t do all white . . .)
    http://whiteouts.tumblr.com/

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  • Jules March 14, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Wow! You did a great job on designing this jacket. So cool. =D
    Jules
    Soloden.Com
    The Brown Mestizo

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  • Carolyn March 15, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Oh my gosh, that skirt and jacket are absolutely beautiful. The colours are divine, just like an array of yummy summertime fruit gelati, totally gorgeous. Very clever!
    Can I ask, is the jean jacket sandwiched between the Tshirt layers? Or did you just use it as a pattern?
    Again, stunning…

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  • starlight March 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    i LOVE the jacket!! very creative

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  • MotherofStyle March 16, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Wow, both pieces are really beautiful! I’m impressed :)

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  • thezhush March 16, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    My parents just gave this very book to my Sister In Law for her birthday, she is a diy girl too…I however, am all thumbs!

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  • Farah March 17, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    looks great!
    D e g a i n e
    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  • pd cooling March 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Judy, your designs look fantastic.

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  • jess March 17, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    wow, what fabulous work, these are seriously impressive “side” projects!

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  • Kimberly March 17, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Judy your style is awesome, I’ve always adored Natalie and her “Project Alabama” line. I can see that Jane has very much gotten her style and love of it from you:) I try to influence my daughter, but….she’s into the “teenage angst” look. Black tee’s! UGH

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  • alyssa March 18, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    UM…. AMAZING!?!?! I don’t know how you do it and I wish I could sew but this is just downright gorgeous!

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  • Esther March 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    The new Book is amazing! I love it. Your jacket is great as well. Reminds me of a contest I was in last year where we were given 40 black shirts and had to make a small 4 pieces collection out of them for a eco-friendly store called Substance.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tornangel012/sets/72157622927299072/

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  • Resume Writing Service May 03, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    I love that skirt so much and I can’t wait how you style them.

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