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Couture Dress Class

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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
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What materials did you use? Fashion fabric (purchased at The Common Thread, here in Austin, TX): Cotton chambray - Blue threads warp and orange-y weft makes it iridescent! Underlining: Silk Organza - Sort of a flesh/golden color Lining: TBD - Want to get a patterned silk of some kind, but something that won't show through...

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fact that I didn't give up all those times I wanted to :-).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Deciding to keep going really helped me keep learning. I screwed up the kick pleat on the back of my dress, and a bunch of other things, but I learned so many useful techniques doing this that I continue to use over and over on other projects. Stay with it!!

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I've got a cross woven linen, can't wait to see more as you go along.

04/09/2012 Flag

Beautiful fabric. How far along are you? I'm working on my muslin.

06/15/2012 Flag

I've got it sewn together. It is a sleeveless, so I still need to determine the exact placing of armholes, stay stitch and press, and then make the lining.

06/15/2012 Flag

Susan - I want to see a picture of the dress with you in it!

02/27/2013 Flag

LOL! I have camera issues, plus I want to fix the kick pleat before I send it out to the universe. Maybe I should just get over that! Happy you are my craftsy friend!!

03/01/2013 Flag