Alabama Chanin-Inspired Knit T Top by Londa
I discovered this reverse applique ‘look’ on Pinterest – and was immediately intrigued and ‘hooked’. Then, when I saw that my sewing supply source was offering her books for sale, I immediately ordered them into stock (for me) AND to sell!
There are 2 books. The first is ‘Alabama Stitch Book‘. Treat yourself to an afternoon reading and studying this book! Natalie is a designer who returned to her Florence, AL roots to develop her line of hand-made garments featuring stenciling and reverse applique. She is a purist, to be sure – and in this fast-paced world, that is a beautiful thing. The 2nd book is Alabama Studio Patterns – consisting mainly of a princess line silhouette and A-line skirt. I loved doing the stitching on my top while awaiting the birth of our first granddaughter – so my T Shirt ‘Chanin’ top will always remind me of that precious time. After studying the book, I came to several conclusions: