I made my first Alabama Chanin top four years ago and slowly but steadily I have been adding to my handmade collection. This time I made a matching top and skirt. I already blogged extensively about the process involved here and it includes some helpful info on materials used for the stencil and the sewing. For this post, I am highlighting the finished outfit with some pertinent details included.
Here is a flatlay of the outfit.
|Front of the Top & Skirt|
|This is the front of the top shown with stencil already painted on.|
Once again I used my favorite stencil, Anna's Garden.
|Here is a look at the stenciled front. I airbrushed it with Createx fabric paint in the color Pearlized Copper.|
|The front of the top after all hand stitching was completed.|
|The magic begins! Cutting out the center of the motifs. |
|Two front skirt pieces with hand stitching completed.|
|Back of the skirt after the center back seam was sewn.|
|Magic begins on the skirt!|
|Back view with center back seam.|
|Front of the skirt has center back seam and waistline has 5/8" foldover elastic.|
|1-1/4" self fabric binding on cap sleeves. Sleeves are only made of one fabric layer.|
|1-1/4" binding on neckline.|
|Skirt left unfinished.|
|View of inside. In case you're wondering, those knots and threads don't really bother me when I'm wearing the garment!|