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Couture Dress - Vintage Sheath

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Red Sheath Dress Front

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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 Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Fashion fabric: Red/black digital print cotton with a subtle sateen finish. Interlining: lightweight cotton Lining: Red poly acetate

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What are you most proud of? The fit and the construction - this dress is one of the best dresses I've make. It feels comfortable and luxurious to wear. I took lots of care on getting the fitting right and I followed Susan's Couture Dress approach.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do it - the classic fit of this dress will be flattering to anyone and the couture construction makes this dress feel luxurious and very wearable. If you want to read more details on the pattern alteration and construction -

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Very nice! Love the retro look!

05/27/2012 Flag

What a great fit! Did you fit this to or for yourself? I am still struggling with the fit on my garment. I am about to change patterns.

05/29/2012 Flag

Jackie I had lots of help from a professional pattern maker at a course I did. It was worth the effort. Now I'll use y

05/30/2012 Flag

....use the

05/30/2012 Flag

Pattern again and make variations knowing it fits well.

05/30/2012 Flag

Love your bold fabric. Perfect marriage of pattern and fabric!

07/23/2012 Flag

Very nice sheath dress. Also gorgeous fabric - you'll be a head-turner!

08/25/2012 Flag

love this dress and the bold fabric!!

05/24/2015 Flag