The Couture Dress »
InstructionsThis is my muslin. I did some flat paper alterations to the pattern size 20. Had my first fitting Monday had minor changes to the front neckline and had to drop the bodice length. 5 of an inch. Second fitting today perfect. Now on to Fashion fabric. After I got the fashion fabric and underling all together and basted made some more alterations on the armholes and bodice front sides.
Type of item: Clothing
Muslin, tracing paper, silk thread. silk organza,
What was your inspiration?
Susan Khalje is my inspiration. Her teaching style is very relaxed and makes you feel like it's two friends sharing a project.
What are you most proud of?
That I am slowing down and enjoying the Couture process.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Watch the entire video. Downloads class materials, gather all you need for your couture dress then work along with Susan. Check that your fashion fabric, underling and lining will work together. Post a questions and confirm with Susan before you start to cut. I did not and I ended cutting a stretch taffetta that just dosen't work with silk organza underlining. So I am thinking about using linen with the silk organza underlining.
Check my progress at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scheri_sews/