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Couture Dress - full skirt / long sleeve

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The Couture Dress taught by Susan Khalje

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Retro / Vintage, Classic
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What materials did you use? Acrylic/wool blend (or maybe all wool); cotton muslin underlining; rayon lining.

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What are you most proud of? So far, I've been able to keep my entire materials budget under $25 (exclusive of the class, but that has been so valuable for me that I consider that an entirely different investment!). UPDATE: The horsehair and hem lace cost another $15. Still, everything together was less than $50 for the most excellent-feeling dress I've ever worn. Also, I've ripped stuff out and started over. I tend to want to get to the end result, so I rush through things and just live with stuff if it's wrong but you can't really tell, so that's a huge thing for me.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go through everything ahead, assemble your materials and notions, ask a lot of questions, and trust both Susan's advice and your own logic.

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Your dress looks excellent ... making me think I should have gone for the full skirt as it falls beautifully in your dress.

10/27/2012 Flag

I love the sleeve length :)

12/10/2012 Flag

I've look through most of the postings for this project and I like yours the most! It is seriously amazing. Kudos.

03/15/2013 Flag

Thanks! I'm woking on a sleeveless version now but with other obligations it's going slowly. Hopefully I'll have it to wear before summer hits!

03/22/2013 Flag

Both of your couture dresses are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :-) I'm looking forward to start the class - I looked up all the lessons beforehand and looking up the material I want to use. Happy sewing Sylvia

05/27/2013 Flag

This dress is beautiful too!

05/29/2013 Flag