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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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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

This is simply beautiful. I hope my dress comes out as lovely.

12/07/2015 Flag

Thank you!

01/28/2016 Flag

You clever girl you! The dress is beautiful and the fit wonderful - congratulations on a fantastic job!

05/23/2016 Flag

Thank you!!!

05/24/2016 Flag