Mine is sewing.
I learned to sew when I was four old from a Grandmother exasperated with my attempts to fashion doll clothes with scraps from the rag drawer and scotch tape. My first “garment” was a pillow case “dress”, cut to add neck and arm openings then embellished with tucks and gathers to make it fitted. I sewed all through high school, college and my 20’s though recently knitting has taken over. I recently found my self with a week between commitments and in anticipation of the publication of the Alabama Chanin‘s new book, Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, I thought I might see just how much I could accomplish from books 1 & 2.
4 Panel Alabama Swing Skirt, Book 1:
Rose Stencil Reverse Applique, organic cotton jersey in brown and black. I don’t consider this one really finished, when I look at it I feel like it needs ‘something’ and so I’m thinking I will add some embroidery around the hem, sort of like this.
6 Panel Alabama Swing Skirt, Book 2:
I still haven’t finished trimming the loose threads… Because Book three arrived today, and I am over the moon in love.