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Couture dress - sleeveless sheath

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Couture dress - sheath version

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? *Very* unstable, lofty acrylic blend orange and white fashion fabric with a polyester crepe underlining and olive beige polyester lining.

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What are you most proud of? The piecing really came out well, as did the alignment of the top and hem, which I was worried about because fabric was so floppy. Also I'm pleased that all the fabric and supplies together came in under $50.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go slowly and in manageable chunks, and check back at the lesson videos often. Even though I'd made basically the same dress before, I would have forgotten some steps and hints otherwise.

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This really is a perfect fit and the style is lovely on you.

06/09/2013 Flag

You did such a great job on your dress!!!

06/09/2013 Flag

The dress you made looks very well finished and, it looks great on you. My biggest problem with sewing is trying the dress on myself to make any adjustments. I'm curvy and everything I buy I need to adjust here or there. It sucks!

06/13/2013 Flag

Thanks! I don't know where you live, but you may want to see if there is a sewing-related MeetUp group in your area. Having someone to help you fit does help so much, and you may be able to find some others in your same situation. Good luck!

06/14/2013 Flag

Lovely dress. I liked the way you raised the neckline in the back. I plan to do this to my dress as well. Looks beautiful on you!

06/15/2013 Flag

Thanks. I raised it on the initial dress as Susan suggested because of the weight of the sleeves, and liked the fit so much that I kept the raised neckline for the sleeveless version. As an aside, a 22" zipper works perfectly with the raised neckline, at least for me.

06/16/2013 Flag

This looks very nice. Great job. Perfect fit!

04/17/2015 Flag