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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 Classic
Kaytel on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Wool plaid, underlined with silk organza and lined with taffeta lining

Kaytel on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The fact that after 40 years of sewing my own clothes, I have discovered that I am short in the neck to waist back measurement, and now I can finally fix the problem of the zippers being wrinkly down my back. Very proud of all that hand sewing as well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time! For anyone from NZ, Sentoza Fabrics in Auckland sell white silk organza at a reasonable price.

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Absolutely fabulous! I look forward to taking this class. Thanks for the advise.

12/11/2012 Flag

Who, what, Where are Sentoza Fabrics? I'm based in Auckland but have never heard of them Beautiful dress btw - I am determined to do this class in 2013

01/07/2013 Flag

Sentosa fabrics are silk wholesalers based near Eden Park. Google them, sorry I can't give you more details as I am away on holiday and have limited Internet. I gave more details somewhere on the couture dress site. Downstairs from them is Frost Fabrics which sell Dupion silk at very good prices if you are interested in the sewing with silks class.

01/07/2013 Flag

I love this, it looks great on you and has inspired my next project :-)

03/03/2013 Flag

Love the way you layered the dress. I wanted to make a dress that would be appropriate to wear to work. You have inspired me. This is exactly what I was looking for!

10/12/2013 Flag