Created by: ConnieFL
Project

Alabama Chanin Swing Skirt

Alabama Chanin black cotton jersey layered with AC painted black jersey (I cheated and bought the kit...not sorry! lol), stitched with Black Button Craft Thread. I bought the kit because I am somewhat of an intermediate beginner and really wanted to focus on the stitching and not whether I could figure out how to paint with an airbrush gun (that's my next project!). I found the process extremely relaxing and treated the entire skirt construction as practice for my next big project which will be the long fitted skirt with the train for a John Prine concert for my bday next month. Some of the smaller motifs were backstitched so I could practice that technique. What a difference backstitching makes, but it's time consuming and uses a lot of thread! I recommend purchasing your first round of supplies from the School of Making because it really helps to understand the weight of the fabric, stencil paints, felt, beads and sequins. If you're a beginner, knowing you have the right supplies really makes the process more enjoyable, which is exactly what Natalie recommends. Enjoy the journey. I watched 3 seasons of Poldark making this skirt. I felt a kindred spirit with the ladies of the 18th century where sewing in the evening by candlelight was the appropriate activity of their day. I feel wonderful in my new skirt and am working on a top. This was the best Craftsy class I've ever taken. I learned so much from the class. Thanks Natalie :)

Project Description

Alabama Chanin black cotton jersey layered with AC painted black jersey (I cheated and bought the kit...not sorry! lol), stitched with Black Button Craft Thread. I bought the kit because I am somewhat of an intermediate beginner and really wanted to focus on the stitching and not whether I could figure out how to paint with an airbrush gun (that's my next project!). I found the process extremely relaxing and treated the entire skirt construction as practice for my next big project which will be the long fitted skirt with the train for a John Prine concert for my bday next month. Some of the smaller motifs were backstitched so I could practice that technique. What a difference backstitching makes, but it's time consuming and uses a lot of thread! I recommend purchasing your first round of supplies from the School of Making because it really helps to understand the weight of the fabric, stencil paints, felt, beads and sequins. If you're a beginner, knowing you have the right supplies really makes the process more enjoyable, which is exactly what Natalie recommends. Enjoy the journey. I watched 3 seasons of Poldark making this skirt. I felt a kindred spirit with the ladies of the 18th century where sewing in the evening by candlelight was the appropriate activity of their day. I feel wonderful in my new skirt and am working on a top. This was the best Craftsy class I've ever taken. I learned so much from the class. Thanks Natalie :)

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