For a couple of years now, I have wanted to make an Alabama Chanin dress. Because what hooked me on Alabama Chanin in the first place . . . many years ago . . . was a dress.
Seriously. That first Alabama Chanin dress was kind of life-changing for me. I'd never seen anything like it! It was hand-stitched and stenciled and had some beads. Threads were knotted on the outside! It was artsy and craftsy -- but altogether wearable.
I was smitten.
Pattern and fabric in hand, all that was left . . . was deciding what to do with it. (Because SO MANY options with Alabama Chanin. The sky is the limit.)
Single layer or double?
For months, I just mulled over options. Constantly. I would decide to do things one way . . . and the next day, decide something different. I read. I browsed. I drew. I bought a stencil. And an assortment of beads. I Pinterested the HECK out of it. I made myself crazy.
In the end.
I went with Plain. Vanilla.
That's the Alabama Chanin Factory Dress in one layer. Totally hand stitched. No embellishment whatsoever.
I love it! It fits well. It's super comfortable and easy to wear.
I'm already mulling over my options for another one.
The options are head-spinning!