Craftsy Student Projects: Customize Your Couture Dress
I always love seeing how different sewists interpret a sewing pattern– even more so when a pattern involves lots of small details, like a couture dress. These projects from Craftsy members were made during The Couture Dress class with Susan Khalje and are sure to impress!
Explore the ways you can customize your own couture dress:
1. Sleeve length
This unique green floral cotton print Craftsy member JulieJP used for her couture dress caught our eye. The sleeve length she chose is a perfect compliment to the fabric print. This dress would be perfect for an afternoon wedding or a garden party.
Craftsy member Hopeful Sewer opted to make a sheath version of the couture dress from an orange and white acrylic blend. Despite her frustrations with the fabric, the end result is very chic! She also made a long sleeve version with a full skirt.
3. Adjust the fit
To achieve the perfect fit, Craftsy member Miss Cara drafted her own pattern for her couture dress. She used wool, underlined it, and added a contrasting pop of color on the inside of the cap sleeve. What a nice finishing detail!
4. Add piping
Craftsy member B Siobhan used a wool and polyester blend in a small herringbone pattern with a rayon-polyester blend lining for her couture dress. I love the contrast piping she added around the neckline and on the cuffs of the sleeves. It adds just the right amount of color.
This colorful floral cotton print Craftsy member Janet Berry chose for her couture dress adds a unique vintage flair! She also added piping around the waistband and used a light muslin for underpinning.
5. Change the kind of skirt included
The red plaid fabric Craftsy member Rach J chose sure is striking! Her long sleeve version of the dress with a straight skirt is great for work and for going out on the town.
6. Take hints from the runway
Ready to make your own? Sign up for Susan Khalje’s The Couture Dress class and start sewing your own dress today!
Come back to the Craftsy Blog tomorrow to learn about different fabric embellishment techniques to try.