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Summer wool dress

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muslin front (after alterations)

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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, Traditional
ChrissyJ on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Tropical wool suiting, silk organza underlining, silk habotai lining

ChrissyJ on craftsy.com

The fit is looking great. I really look forward to seeing the final dress. This helps me see how my fitting should look. Thanks

04/25/2012 Flag

Thanks everyone! I am stalled out on the underlining attachment - it is much harder than it looked in the video to get the fabric basted to the organza without bunching and with straight lines. :(

04/25/2012 Flag

Thank you for the photos. I've just started and I'm wondering how much you added to the top of the back; was it about 2 inches?

05/08/2012 Flag

Looking good Chrissy. Thank you so much for posting this. I'm at the muslin stage myself and I don't want to rely on just anybody to help me with the fitting. I'm thinking of paying a dressmaker for that. I'm especially hard to fit because I'm asymmetrical. Have any of you found a good means of fitting the muslin (besides the husband method!)

05/18/2012 Flag

I've friends that have said they used to sew but trust me their idea of sewing and mine are not even close. Husband method is a complete waste of time so I just keep trying on and taking off. It is so exasperating.

06/27/2012 Flag