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[UPDATE 12/12/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member Justine of Sew Country Chick

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living.

In Alabama Studio Style, Natalie Chanin, founder and creative director of the acclaimed fashion and lifestyle company Alabama Chanin, takes readers on a compelling journey of creativity, technique, and inspiration. Picking up where the celebrated Alabama Stitch Book left off, Alabama Studio Style is a craft and lifestyle book all in one.

Here Chanin shares many more of her stitching, stenciling, and beading methods and applies them to twenty extraordinary clothing and home décor projects, each made with organic or recycled materials and designed with “haute homespun” flair. Along with the company’s celebrated camisole and tank dresses, the featured projects include skirts, scarves, pillows, woven chair seats, and a stenciled scrap-wood table. Rounding out the book are recipes for three delicious party menus. Alabama Studio Style shows us that true style encompasses not only what we wear, how we decorate, and what we eat, but also how we care for our environment.

Click here for purchasing info on Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes, & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite time of day to sew?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team

66 Comments

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    Dec 15, 2012, 03.29 PMby nicsev

    Early morning/afternoon is when I seem to be most productive

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    Dec 12, 2012, 04.09 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for your participation in this blog post. Stay tuned for the winning commenter!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.59 AMby Shira B

    in the afternoon :)

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    Dec 12, 2012, 04.52 AMby carrieanncarter

    Nighttime sewing is best for me! Quietness and stillness of night make for great concentration.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 11.49 PMby saxysarah

    I am a night sewer. After dinner my husband plays xbox and I pop in my headphones, listen to podcasts, and sew until it’s time for bed.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 10.54 PMby megatron

    I love to sew in the morning because it usually turns into an all day event!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 08.47 PMby taysha1128

    early afternoon on a Sunday

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    Dec 11, 2012, 08.36 PMby patalie

    I love to sew in the afternoon, after lunch with a cup of tea.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 12.15 PMby vasea

    Any time when I am home alone, after a black coffee.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 12.15 PMby vasea

    Any time when I am home alone, after a black coffee.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 12.15 PMby jayne1

    I love to sew anytime my kids are happy playing. My 14 month old girl loves to transport my cotton to different areas of the house. But at least she lets me sew when I am fresh in the morning. Great fun.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 08.28 AMby vasea

    Any time when I am home alone, after a black coffee.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 06.21 AMby jayne1

    I love to sew anytime my kids are happy playing. My 14 month old girl loves to transport my cotton to different areas of the house. But at least she lets me sew when I am fresh in the morning. Great fun.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 05.20 AMby jessdunstan

    I love sewing in the morning

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    Dec 11, 2012, 04.18 AMby darby1412

    Doh’ just found this. Hope given I’m in Australia, I might squeeze it in??? ;-) Love Alabama stitching! Thanks for the chance

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    Dec 11, 2012, 03.34 AMby jen .ss1

    Favorite time is midday, on the weekend. However, my life rarely allows for that, and so in practice I’m usually an evening sewer. Sometimes just 15 minutes at night, to relax after a busy day…

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    Dec 11, 2012, 02.28 AMby Cheryl Cargill

    I love sewing in the midmorning sun with the ground covered in snow outside my window.

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    Dec 11, 2012, 02.24 AMby loricargill

    I’m such a night owl. I love to sew between 10 and 1 am. I always seem to be motivated to finish something because the bed is calling by the end!

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    Dec 11, 2012, 12.14 AMby awil

    When my daughter is napping.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 10.46 PMby Zenica-stan

    Whenever I have free time,it’s sewing time…usually weekends all day long,after I clean my house,make lunch,help my son with his homework…etc etc

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    Dec 10, 2012, 10.09 PMby BecsNZ

    My favourite time is in the evening after work, once I’ve had dinner and done any jobs around the house. It’s my wind down time and my relaxing time. A great way to finish the day!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 09.05 PMby sewuknow

    I love sewing late at night, when everything is really quite and I can hear the low hum of my sewing machine. I also really like sewing in the early morning, I feel good to start my day off with sewing.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 09.01 PMby bttn

    I like to sew at daylight, when I see better what I do, and I’m still not so tired, and make less mistakes.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 08.38 PMby joen

    I love sewing in the afternoon when the light is best. But there isn’t really a bad time to sew when you enjoy it so much!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 08.05 PMby magnolia729

    Any time of the day especially when I have a good couple of hours without having to stop:-)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.59 PMby rshelly13

    Usually in the morning after my coffee and breakfast. This way I know I can have the full day to keep up with my interest in the project.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.44 PMby SewNotWork

    Evening after the kids have gone to bed

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.43 PMby nani

    The morning if I wake up early. the day seems longer and more productive when I start sewing after breakfast :)

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.25 PMby emmaneezer

    Late afteRnoon, and all evening long

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.32 PMby natsunoyoru

    I like sewing in the morning, when the soft sun lights pour into my sewing corner.

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