A Visit to Alabama Chanin: Part IV: The Clothing Re-visited:
At Alabama Chanin, the White on White Garments were AMAZING.
Call them Bridal, Pure, whatever, but they were absolutely breath-taking studies in texture. For more details on the business portion of Alabama Chanin, please read my Blog post of 9/22/17.
Beautiful Beaded Scarf – $1395
Subtelty at Its Best
This beaded Taupe/Grey Princess Seamed Dress was another of my favorites. Pricetag: $5640. Definitely ‘Pottery Barn’ colors, eh?
Factory-Made Clothing Line
I was not allowed to take photos while we were in the workroom of the factory. I’m sorry that I forget which year Natalie started the factory-made clothing, but at more reasonable pricing, (Simple T-Shirt: $96), there is definitely a market for these pieces as well. Special machinery is utilized that us home sewers are not generally even aware of – especially for application of the bindings. I did not like the compromised underarm seaming that went through the binding. See that photo below.
NEW WEBSITE, NEW COLLECTION
Be sure to sign up to receive the Alabama Chanin newsletter via email. I got mine just the other day, to debut the NEW collection. A bit even MORE avant guard, some will love, many will pass. I would name ig ‘BOLD’. Enjoy it all HERE.
Coming Tomorrow: Part V – Textures
Which needle, threads, scissors and paints are used? I have the answers and will share them in the post coming up for Sunday, Sept. 24.
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