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Pinstripe dress

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Pinstripe dress sewn but not lined

Created in this Craftsy Course

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
BrittaJ on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? cotton for toile. Wool, silk organza, silk

BrittaJ on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am not done yet. I am still not sure if this model is fo me, but I thing I will give it a chance. Learing how to underline and baste exactly in the seamline, even though it meant hours or removing basting.

BrittaJ on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the videos, and watch again with your project. Keep going with the musling until you are 100% happy (I didn't).

BrittaJ on craftsy.com

Can't wait to see this finished. I think it's going to look very elegant.

10/04/2012 Flag

Nice job fitting the dress. I think the pattern looks very nice on you and love the narrower long sleeve you've decided on. Look forward to seeing the dress in your pinstripe material. Have you decided how to place the stripes?

10/08/2012 Flag

It take a whole lotta patience to make this dressie ready, it take a whole lotta fittin and a whole lotta sewin by hand It takes a whole lotta silk thread just to keep those seams behaving But its a whole lotta dressie and its gonna get a whole lotta wear

10/21/2012 Flag

You dress is looking good. The sewing and pressing make such a difference eh? It is nice to see. I have my toil cut out and marked. Once I get it together I will post.

10/24/2012 Flag

Britta it is so great to see your dress made up in a suiting material. I was thinking of making one for work but was worried it would be to complicated looking. Seeing yours looking great and very work like I am convinced and will (eventually) make a work version for me.

10/27/2012 Flag

thank you. Its progressing, but I am not totally happy with the bodice fit, and ii is probalby too late to do sometning about it. I will post when it is ready.

10/27/2012 Flag

Thank you. I like the fabric but I am not totally conviced. It is tricky to get the fit right i think. But I'm giviing it a chance and it might be a work favorite!

11/03/2012 Flag

It is hard to fit yourself without help ... but I think in the case of a work dress where you are sitting alot there needs to be more ease in the garment - to fitted will just pull and be uncomfortable when sitting. It's looking really good and the sleeves look very tidy.

11/03/2012 Flag