My grandmother Christine once told me that she “sewed every dress that the girls” – her three daughters – “wore until they left home.” I remember as a little girl how she sewed everything from nightgowns and underwear to prom dresses and quilts.    Although her eyes don’t see well enough to sew these days, she is […]


Join our mailing list here to receive information on upcoming workshops, events at The Factory, and away. You can also update your current subscription to receive certain mailings. Here’s a glance at our upcoming Events mailer: TWO-HOUR SEWING @ LF8, NYC (+ A BOOK SIGNING WITH NATALIE) Join Natalie for a Two-Hour Sewing Workshop at lf8 in […]


With open arms we welcome the month of May and say good-bye to a few of our favorite A. Chanin styles. Choose your new favorite layering pieces (while the weather is still temperate)— and save 25% on these select pieces through May 4th: A. Chanin Fitted Rib Tank A. Chanin Long Sleeve Raglan A. Chanin Long Sleeve […]

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 4.27.2015 – 5.2.2015

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, April 27 – Saturday, May 2: STORE Join Alabama Chanin in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 2–3 for our Pop-up Shop at Southern Makers. The Alabama Chanin Team will also be […]


Natalie’s Apron—now available for purchase as a downloadable sewing pattern from our Resources page—is a version of an apron my grandmother wore nearly every day of her life. The cut of the apron was adapted from the shape of our Camisole Dress pattern from Alabama Studio Style, and it features an optional large, two-sided pocket […]


Dust-to-to-Digital is a unique recording company that serves to combine rare recordings with historical images and descriptive texts, resulting in cultural artifacts. We have previously written about several of their collections that resonate so well with our brand. We believe in preserving traditions, and Dust-to-Digital truly speaks to that with their historically rich albums. We revisit […]


Like the rest of the world, the fashion industry has widely utilized Instagram (the photo sharing app with over 300 million users) to share insider glimpses into brands and lives, highlight the creative process, and find simple ways to connect to followers. Brands and consumers are sharing personal, visual “moments” in their lives (of course, […]


Newsletter #27 features our upcoming Community Picnic + Annual Open House—and recent partnership with Nest. We continue our Mother’s Day Gift Guides for Alabama Chanin and DIY through May—and will be hosting two brunches: Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10th and our Friends of the Café | Makeshift brunch titled “Pies + Casseroles: A Celebration […]