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Raw Silk Dress

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mostly basted dress

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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
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What materials did you use? Fashion Fabric: Handwoven Raw Silk (Nepal) Underlining: Silk Organza (US) Lining: Silk crepe de chine (China)

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What are you most proud of? Perservering with the fitting. Being patient and not rushing or taking short cuts. Matching stripes in the center mid-drift with a random stripy fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This project is immensly time consuming and specialist materials take time to arrive if you have to order from overseas. Take it slowly and enjoy doing each step as perfectly as you can manage.

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I love this. I used some red crepe fabric that I had had for years. It is a good dress to sew with some special fabric! Thank you for sharing. I wil post pictures soon. I can't upload fom an iPad.

09/17/2012 Flag

Beautiful fabric choice and so interesting the way you have chosen to use the grain of the silk to add even more interest. This muslin seems to fit you very well, but look forward to seeing your next photos when you post them.

09/17/2012 Flag

How beautiful! I am eager to see it on you! : )

09/20/2012 Flag

What a great job you are doing! I can't wait for my pattern to arrive. I hope I can be as successful.

10/12/2012 Flag

It's such a beautiful fabric, did you finish it?

11/05/2012 Flag

not yet .... I'm finishing a sleeveless version in similar fabric I made for my aunt ... I think I am nervous of the sleeves, which is where it is up too, I keep finding other projects are a higher priority. Still I must finish by 14th Dec for work xmas party.

11/05/2012 Flag