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Alabama Studio Style skirt in Art Nouveau pattern

Added Feb 21, 2010

by dupcodeb

Zionsville, Unit...




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This skirt is created entirely by hand and inspired by the techniques and instructions found in the books “Alabama Studio Style” and “The Alabama Stitch Book” by Natalie Chanin. The skirt is made of organic cotton and features an Art Nouveau stencil that I hand cut. Natalie Chanin’s work is incredibly detailed, so I included some close-up photos of the detail including: beading at the center of each flower; seam finishing and rosebud stitch detail at the waistband. I also used some of the remaining fabric “pulls” to create a bracelet with some vintage typewriter keys which is shown in the lower left photo. Natalie’s books have made me fall in love with hand stitching and the process of slowly creating something beautiful.

Material Notes

organic cotton; button and craft thread; glass beads; fabric paint; scissors; needles




Garment Type


Alabama Studio Style; Natalie Chanin

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    Feb 22, 2010, 11.49 AMby Regina Moore

    Lovely! Very nice design!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 06.32 PMby myrecreation

    really beautiful work! looks great!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 06.22 PMby gray

    Wow, that is pretty!

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    Feb 21, 2010, 05.15 PMby aubreydawn

    i love art nouveau! :) great white on cream choice :)

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