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Alabama Chanin Skirt

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Swing Skirt

Created in this Craftsy Course

Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

Other projects made as part of this class:

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Cute, Funky, Casual, Eco-Friendly, Whimsical
kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% organic cotton, 2 layers, black facing and white faded dots on the bottom Button craft thread and fold over elastic. I purchased the DIY swing skirt kit from AC. Now I need a top!

kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I was not sure if I would really like the whole process of working on a large project such as the coat so I wanted to start with something smaller. As it turned out I really loved the whole experience and am excited about starting some other things. I do believe that this is a technique that I will continue to incorporate into my sewing repertoire. I think what I am happiest about is the knowledge acquired to enhance and change other knits for a more customized look.

kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start small and work your way up. I found all the hand sewing really relaxing and was a little sad when I was finished. So gratifying.

kjano571001270 on craftsy.com

This is beautiful and a very nice color combination~ If you get a chance a closeup would be nice.

04/25/2014 Flag

I will try this weekend. My camera has not been cooperating lately!

04/25/2014 Flag

You're a busy girl !!! Talented and busy :-)

04/25/2014 Flag

Love your choice of black over faded dots. Great skirt!

04/28/2014 Flag

This looks like one of AC's original skirts. Beautiful. The kits are so enticing.

06/01/2014 Flag

Cute skirt! Love seeing some knots outside!

07/11/2014 Flag