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Couture Dress

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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 Romantic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Wool

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What are you most proud of? The wool didn't lay like the muslin so after I sewed the skirt piece to the bodice, I was horrified. It was way too poofy. I had to improvise and try three different skirt patterns until finally I came up with my own pencil skirt. The pencil skirt is loose in the back so there doesn't need to be a slit. I purchased an extra long zipper, and the zipper slides down both the side and the bodice.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience, Patience, Patience! But be prepared to find a new love for a new technique of sewing.

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Really nice. Glad you were able to find the perfect skirt for your bodice.

09/30/2012 Flag

Thank you for your supportive comment Scheri.

10/09/2012 Flag


10/02/2012 Flag

Sorry, I mean beautiful!

10/02/2012 Flag

Thank you BrittaJ.

10/09/2012 Flag

Love your dress with the contrasting fabric inside the cap sleeves. You did a great job modifying the pattern and the inside looks pretty too! Enjoy wearing it.

10/08/2012 Flag

Thank you for noticing this small detail, yet intentional detail. I appreciate your support.

10/09/2012 Flag

Love the splash of color! So fun!

02/16/2013 Flag