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Spring Formal 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 Classic
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What materials did you use? Silk dupioni for the main fabric, silk organza for the underlining, and silk crepe de chine for the lining.

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What are you most proud of? Everything!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Using couture techniques take time and effort but SO worth the process. Be patient and enjoy the satisfaction you'll have when you complete your project.

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This project is lovely! I purchased this course and have watched it twice. I hope to start my own project after the first of the year. I love the style of your Spring Formal Dress; did you use the course pattern and alter it? Thanks for the tips, Peg

11/15/2013 Flag

Yes. I just used a different pattern. I applied all techniques of the course to this pattern. This course brought my sewing to a whole different level.

11/27/2013 Flag

I hope to raise my garment sewing skills to a higher level, too. I'll keep you posted!

11/29/2013 Flag


12/12/2013 Flag

What is the name of the pattern you did use to construct this dress? It is so lovely!

10/05/2014 Flag

Thank you! It is Simplicity 1873.

10/10/2014 Flag

Thank you! It is Simplicity 1873.

10/10/2014 Flag

Thank you for the detailed pictures as I've just used them for the version of this dress I am making for my daughter - I found following your photo's easier to determine which pleat should go where ..... (the instructions are a bit vague and pattern pictures confusing!) I think you've done a lovely job on this dress too and if I can manage the same level of expertise I will be very pleased. I've also got the class and it has improved the finish I get on my garments too and couldn't think of making another dress without catch stitching the seams now :) Fab!

11/14/2014 Flag

You're welcome and thank you! I can't wait to see your daughter's dress! I agree about the cast stitches. Please post pictures. :)

11/21/2014 Flag