The Couture Dress

with Susan Khalje

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From creating a muslin to adjusting fit and hand-stitching hems, Couturier Susan Khalje guides you step-by-step through couture sewing techniques! Read More…

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Class Rating

(196 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Wow! I only thought I knew how to sew :-)

This class has put a whole new dimension to the way I look at sewing. Between Lynda Maynard's Sew the Perfect Fit and Susan Khalje's The Courture Dress, I feel I can make a garment that fits and that I am proud of it from the inside out. Susan is an excellent presenter in front of the camera. She also answers questions in a timely manner even though this class has been around a while.

Meagan R
rated 5 stars

Incredible course!

I watched this course while home on maternity leave. Susan's voice is so calming and relaxing and her command of the material is incredible. I looked forward to watching the lessons every day. I did complete a dress in "couture" style - not one of the recommend patterns, but something similar. I am very pleased with how it turned out. This course also helped my confidence with sewing improve and I've been able to apply the skills to other projects. This course reminded me to ...

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Hester WH
rated 5 stars

A SUPER class!

That what we say in the Netherlands if we think that something is wonderfull: SUPER!!
I was so impressed by the way Susan explained everything and how clearly it was filmed. Sewing is one thing but to explain what you are doing is very very difficult but Susan did it all. And what was so nice: my mother tongue is Dutch but I understood everything.
Because I missed Susan I am sewing now my second couture dress!

rated 5 stars

Susan/ Fantastic Class

Thank you SO much for such a wonderful class. There is so much information that you have so kindly shared, that I will be watching the class over and over just to be able to "get" all the techniques and learnings that the class offers. You were able to make the class (on a subject I never thought I would be able to understand), understandable even to a novice like me. I'm inspired to take more time with my sewing and give it that extra that couture demands. This course is one of ...

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Eva testar
rated 5 stars

A favorite! High quality in every step

Susan, Thank you for all the good lessons in this class. I think this is the best Craftsy class I joined (and I have entered a lot of them…). In all the details. I think this is for everyone. You learn a way to think about how to make your own dress. I learned so much. If you like to take only one sewing class to learn how to make garments at home - this is the class!
A sewing machine with only the straight stitch is all you need and a needle for hand sewing.


Included with this class:

Vogue Easy Options Misses' Dress Pattern. more info

Vogue Easy Options Misses' Dress Pattern

Vogue Easy Options Misses Dress Pattern

A classic and versatile lined dress to fit any body type. Includes a fitted bust and princess seams for a flattering fit, with options for different sleeve lengths and a circular or straight skirt with a back slit. Can be made in almost any fabric to create the perfect summer, fall, or winter weight dress.

Pattern size measurements:

SIZE 6 8 10 12
Chest 28.5in (73cm) 29.5in (75cm) 30.5in (78cm) 32in (81cm)
SIZE 14 16 18 20 22
Chest 34in (87cm) 36in (92cm) 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm) 42in (107cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Vogue Patterns. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

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  • 15 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access 
  • Vogue pattern included 
  • Hours of close-up instruction 
  • Answers from Susan in our virtual classroom
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