Created by: dlmaruyama5121319
Project

Midnight Blue Alabama Chanin dress100%

This is the camisole dress and a bolero made to match. The two stenciles are different but complimentary. The dress has the magdalena stencile and the bolero is Angie’s Fall. This is my second out fit and I am so hooked on the process of hand sewing and embllishing that I wonder if I will every go back to my sewing machines for anything other than making quilts! These garments are so comfortable and flattering to wear. They are time consuming to make, but I find the process so relaxing. Wherever I wear them I get so many compliments and I never will see anyone wearing the same outfit as mine.

You Can Make This

dlmaruyama5121319 made Midnight Blue Alabama Chanin dress100% with:

The Swing Skirt: Techniques & Construction

Online Class

The Swing Skirt: Techniques & Construction

with Natalie Chanin & The School of Making

  • 100% cotton jersey
  • botton craft sewing thread in navy
  • valdani varigated pearl cotton thread for outline stitching

Project Description

This is the camisole dress and a bolero made to match. The two stenciles are different but complimentary. The dress has the magdalena stencile and the bolero is Angie’s Fall. This is my second out fit and I am so hooked on the process of hand sewing and embllishing that I wonder if I will every go back to my sewing machines for anything other than making quilts! These garments are so comfortable and flattering to wear. They are time consuming to make, but I find the process so relaxing. Wherever I wear them I get so many compliments and I never will see anyone wearing the same outfit as mine.

Q&A with dlmaruyama5121319

liz49101911278288 asked:
Just wanted to applaud your efforts! Beautiful! Liz
dlmaruyama5121319 answered:
Thank you!
ArtTimeDC asked:
that looks fantastic. so inspiring!
dlmaruyama5121319 answered:
Thanks!
ConnieFL asked:
Wow!!! I agree with your reviews. Your garments are all show stoppers! Bella! I want to go to the studio to take a class. Have you been there yet?
dlmaruyama5121319 answered:
No, but it on my bucket list. Thanks for the kind words.
PeggyFL asked:
Beautiful. What kind of fabric did you use?
dlmaruyama5121319 answered:
I used 100% cotton that I purchased at a local fabric store. It is not easy to find here in Hawaii...most of the knit jersey is stretch jersey.
firebirdninesix asked:
Amazing work! A labor of love and beauty. You wear the outfit, it doesn't wear you. Bravo!
dlmaruyama5121319 answered:
Thank you ☺️

Skill Level

Intermediate