Creating well-designed and thoughtfully made goods isn't just a fashion trend, it's a growing movement that's quickly gaining momentum. Step inside the handmade world of slow fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin and learn to create a flattering swing skirt that's entirely sewn and embellished by hand. Follow along with Natalie as she reveals her signature techniques to layer and cut fabric, stencil designs, hand-stitch and more. With her step-by-step guidance and time-honored stitchery tips, you'll be well on your way to a slow fashion wardrobe!
Meet fashion pioneer Natalie Chanin and begin as she gives a brief overview of her sustainable, organic approach to sewing. Then she helps you choose the color, fabric and design for your project: a universally flattering swing skirt.
Before you dive into stitching your skirt, Natalie shows you how to take key measurements, choose a pattern size, and even make simple adjustments in the length or width.
Take a look at what Natalie calls the "physics of sewing" to make your skirt both strong and beautiful. After that, tackle the basic running stitch as you practice on different fabric swatches.
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