The Couture Dress »
InstructionsI watched almost all of the videos before I began and thought that was very helpful. Then, I re-watched videos at each step. Susan's instructions are wonderful and the platform has been very helpful (both Susan's responses and reading the other questions from participants).
Type of item: Clothing
Navy cotton pique for the dress, silk organza underlining and 'majestic purple' silk crepe de chine for the lining.
What was your inspiration?
My grandmother is an excellent seamstress and always made my holiday clothes growing up. I've wanted to learn how to sew since then but never really took the time. I figured with this was a great way to get a solid foundation with some serious skills.
What are you most proud of?
I'll be most proud of finishing the project and actually wearing the dress!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time, don't be afraid to repeat steps. Take advantage of the platform - I found Susan and others taking the class to be extremely responsive and helpful. This is a marathon, not a sprint.