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My First Dress for ME!!!

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My lovely couture dress.

Created in this Craftsy class

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? The fashion fabric is a poly/rayon/lycra blend in a subtle black and white herringbone pattern. I purchased it on sale at 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. I had to order the silk organza online because I could not find it locally. The lining was purchased at JoAnns (also at 50% off.

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What are you most proud of? I finished this dress in exactly one week. Granted I did nothing else for that week. Not even the dishes. I told my husband I was going to couture land.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I can not recommend this class enough. Susan is a fabulous instructor. Even though this course was more about the construction than it was about fitting she gave enough information for me to accomplish my goal of having a dress that fits my"mature" body (meaning I am stocky with no waist). She also gave me enough information to feel confident morphing my sleeves to be 3/4 length with an elbow dart. I now am infatuated with silk organza. I never even knew what that was before this class. A HUGE thanks to Susan for sharing her vast knowledge (she gave so much more information than was required) and also thanks to the Craftsy team for all that you do.

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awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02/06/2013 Flag

You look wonderful in your " couture land" dress. Beautiful classic color. You can wear it elegantly for years. Congratulations!

02/09/2013 Flag

You look positively chic - and so elegant in this fabulous creation of yours. I know wearing it must make you feel like a million bucks, and you deserve it! I can't wait to see your next couture creation.

02/10/2013 Flag

Beautiful job!

03/23/2013 Flag

Congrats! You rocked it!

08/31/2013 Flag