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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 Petite
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Muslin

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when will u be done i want to see the final finishing of the dress in the actual fabric...

11/16/2012 Flag

I looks like you need a smaller size in the pattern, it's too broad for you and that's what's causing the bagginess around your armholes and in the back. I use the armcrease measurement technique Susan talked about in the video lessons to get the right size for me and it's a size smaller than the measurements on the pattern envelope said I should be. You just measure across your chest from arm crease to arm crease (the crease you have where the top of your arm meets your chest when your arms are at your sides). A measurement of 14" means that you'd be a size 14 and then you go up or down a size for each half inch, for example I'm 13.5" so I'm a size 12. If you're 14.5 inches you'll be a size 16 and if you're 15" you'll be a size 18. I hope this helps. Judging by the fit of this toile and your body shape I think once you get the right size you'll need minimal adjustments to make it fit you perfectly. Post more photos when you get another toile done if you're still having problems

11/17/2012 Flag

LittlePink Kiwi - thanks for the advice and input, I hope to get another bodice made today if possible and then post some more pictures, but I have pie crust to make today too. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/18/2012 Flag

Hi LakeWylieMom - I am 3/4 through construction of my dress, was browsing projects, and saw your muslin post. I live in Belmont and am also petite and sew lots. I am not an expert but happy to help you when you need extra hands for fitting, etc.

06/06/2013 Flag

Really? That would be great. I would love to meet you especially since you live so close. We could be sewing buddies, so few people sew anymore. Do you want to go to lunch this week? I am so sorry I just didn't see your post until today 10-6-13. I need to figure out how to private message you.

10/06/2013 Flag

petisita43627 I posted a response to your question, but don't see it here... I would love to meet up with you and have a sewing buddy. So few people sew anymore. I would really like to see how you did your sleeve, I have tried it like Susan shows, but it is kind of tripping me up. I am so sorry I didn't see this post till just today. I don't know if you can message me with Craftsy, but then we can exchange contact info, and maybe go to lunch some time.

10/06/2013 Flag