DIY COAT + CARDIGAN

DIY COAT + CARDIGAN

The Long Coat and Short Cardigan have long been staples of our collections and are popular projects at our Weekend Workshops. For a limited time, we are offering these pieces as DIY Kits as part of our Handmade Holiday collection. Fashioned from Alabama Chanin’s classic Bolero, this is our first offering of any DIY coat pattern outside of our online Craftsy class.

Both the Long Coat and the Short Cardigan are perfect layering garments for the chilly months leading up to the busy holiday season. The Long Coat is great for cooler evenings and is a perfect option for those who want to dress up a basic garment with a statement piece. The Short Cardigan is a favorite casual cover-up at Alabama Chanin, and is a good alternative to the Bolero for those who prefer a bit more coverage.

DIY COAT + CARDIGAN

DIY FACETS LONG COAT

The Long Coat, shown here in our Facets stencil, is embellished using our negative reverse appliqué technique. This embroidery technique adds a unique depth and texture to a garment. The silhouette elongates your figure, with a slight flare at the waist and a button closure. The coat measures approximately 37” from the shoulder to the bottom edge.

DIY COAT + CARDIGAN

OUR DESIGN CHOICES

Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey
Fabric color top layer – Black
Appliqué fabric color – Black
Button Craft thread – Black #2
Embroidery technique – negative reverse appliqué  (instructions available in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
Rib stitch – Cretan
Seams – Inside felled
Knots – Outside

DIY ANNA’S GARDEN SHORT CARDIGAN

The Short Cardigan, shown here in our Anna’s Garden stencil, is embroidered using our backstitch reverse appliqué technique. Like the long-sleeved version of our Bolero, it has slightly fluted sleeves and falls just at the waist. There is no closure, but a looped button closure could be easily added if you desire. The cardigan measures approximately 18” from the shoulder to the bottom edge.

DIY COAT + CARDIGAN

OUR DESIGN CHOICES

Fabric weight – 100% organic lightweight cotton jersey
Fabric color top layer – Black
Appliqué fabric color – Black
Embroidery floss – Black
Embroidery technique – backstitch reverse appliqué (instructions available in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design)
Rib stitch – Cretan
Seams – Inside felled
Knots – Inside

 

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