Susan Khalje
Craftsy Instructor

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Couturier and author Susan Khalje received her professional training at the New York couture salon Chez Cez et Bez, and worked as a fashion designer and manufacturing supervisor on Seventh Avenue. The author of two books on fine garment sewing, Linen and Cotton and Bridal Couture, Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993 to teach fine sewing techniques across the country, and she annually takes a group of students to ... Read Full Bio »

Susan's Craftsy Classes

The Couture Dress

Stop searching the ready-to-wear racks and learn how to sew a dress that fits like a dream! Once Susan Khalje teaches you these essential couture sewing techniques, you will have the skills to adapt the included Vogue pattern to create whatever dress you need - a swingy summer sleeveless, a classic winter-weight sheath with three-quarter sleeves or an elegant cocktail dress in seasonless black lace. Susan will help you construct a muslin and transfer the modifications to your pattern for a perfect fit, discover the magic of underlinings, achieve perfect set-in sleeves and finish your dress with flawless details like a hand-picked zipper.

$34.99 $44.99

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Jean-ius!


Anne Weil
taught by
Kenneth D. King

I really enjoyed my friend Kenneth's class. With his guidance, you'll learn how to create a muslin from your favorite pair of jeans. After that, you'll use the muslin as a template for countless variations with the same perfect fit as the original. I highly recommend it!

$44.99