A friend who lives in 'Bama posted a link to an NPR story yesterday about this clothing company out of Alabama, and I have been obsessively coveting their beautiful items for the last 24 hours.
Alabama Chanin makes 100% organic, handmade, cotton jersey (mostly) pieces that are just breathtaking. Their works are largely inspired by the styles of the '30s and '40s southern farming communities. The craft that goes into the amazing applique, sutash, and beading is astounding (in my not-so-humble opinion).
Someone give me $4k for this dress. Right now pleaseandthankyou.
They also sell DIY kits, yardage of the fabric they make from organic, US-grown cotton, various notions, and how-to books. Additionally, they have a machine-made line called A. Chanin, which is marginally more affordable.
Truthfully, looking at the amazing articles they make seriously makes me rue ever putting away my sewing machine.
What I'm trying to say is: