Natalie "Alabama" Chanin has been one of my favorite American designers, ever since I discovered her in Vogue magazine. She was a finalist for a design award. I bought her book called "Alabama Stitch Book" over the weekend and it looks really good. I've always wondered how she got the fabric with the cool designs. She explains how to make some of her designer fabrics and clothing in your own home. There are actual stencils and paper sewing patterns included in the book. I can't wait to make some of the clothes. All photos are from www.alabamachanin.com.