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Couture shift

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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 Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? silk duppioni, silk organza, silk crepe de chine

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What are you most proud of? I'm really pleased with the whole outcome. It was a burda pattern (normally I would draft my own but didn't have time) so I did a full bust adjustment. The organza backing really does make a huge difference to how it looks and wears. I'm still not 100% sold on the handpicked zipper vs a concealed one, but i can see how a handpicked one would be so much better had I had seamlines to match.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of all the handsewing, it really isn't much more effort than machine sewing, and it makes a huge difference in results.

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The dress and jacket look great, and you look like you're having a ball!

08/29/2012 Flag

Gorgeous fabric, gorgeous fit, gorgeous family, gorgeous you :)

08/30/2012 Flag

Very well done. The outcome is beautiful!

09/02/2012 Flag

Oh my! You look like you just stepped out of a couture salon. Kuddos to you, Lady.

09/02/2012 Flag

What a pretty dress!

09/05/2012 Flag