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Me & Charlotte

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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
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What materials did you use? Linen blend print fabric, silk organza underlining, silk (of some sort) lining

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What are you most proud of? That I didn't give up even though there were many moments of frustration. LOL I'm also proud of the fact that my hand stitching (which I usually loathe) actually came out looking quite good and I have learnt that it can be strong and very accurate if you learn the correct techniques!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience and time is definitely required for this project. I don't think you need to be an advanced sewist at all because Susan's tuition guides you all the way. One thing extra that I would recommend is maybe NOT use a large print that requires precise pattern matching as I think that's where a lot of my frustration lay (and yes, I did use the double pins that Susan mentioned too!). Enjoy the class. The pride you feel once the dress is complete is amazing. I can't wait to wear it in public!

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Haha! Triumph. When I see a large pattern that has been matched like that, my brain subconsciously says, "That cost about a zillion dollars" because I know how much fabric would be "wasted" if that were a manufactured RTW dress. Perfection!

05/18/2013 Flag

Fantastic fit and beautifully sewn, with a gorgeous fabric......what more can I say other than well done. You have inspired me and I am going to add this course to my list. Thanks

05/27/2013 Flag

Lovely print and you and your dress looks gorgeous. Not to mention photogenic Charlotte too.

06/20/2013 Flag

what a cute and sassy dress. it's one of my favorites here on the website. you are beautiful in it and i love the fabric you chose. so delightful!

06/29/2013 Flag

Very impressive from the matching, WOW, the color choice, the piping a job well done. I would say you look absolutely beautiful in it too! You've inspired me to give it a go. Thanks for posting it

07/05/2013 Flag