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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!
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What materials did you use? Because my budget is tight, I used polyester for all layers. I do have some silk and wool in the closet to use for the next project!
What are you most proud of? I am most proud that I did it!! I made my own pattern and fitted it nicely. The photo does not give the fit credit, but it drapes nicely, is fitted nicely though the bodice, is not too fitted so the zipper stretches, and it feels so nice against my skin.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to rip something out and start over. I made my muslin 8 times before I got the sleeves right. I ran out of old sheets! After I was done, I remade the muslin because it is my master pattern. Also, use good fabric. I am sorry my budget was tight. After all this work, I wish I had made it in better fabric. It was expensive polyester, but it would have been better in a better fabric. Now I know I can do this, I have to adjust our budget! Sewing is now a new budget column. Thanks for the course and best to all to do this -- it is worth it.