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The Couture Dress

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The basted 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
aunrea on

I have a very, very similar fabric in my stash that I was thinking of using for this project - because it is similar to the design I had in my head when I bought the fabric. But while out shopping last week I found a gorgeous wool plaid and my idea changed straight away. Looking forward to seeing your dress!

03/10/2012 Flag

Thank you for showing your muslin. It is very helpful to me. Did you have to make alterations? If so, would you mind sharing the process? Can't wait to see the finished garment!

03/16/2012 Flag

Yeah I had to make a few alterations. When I first put it on it wouldn't even close in the back. I had to alter the bust. I added a 1/2" to the bodice length (at the bottom) and 1" on front and back at shoulders but I think I will be cutting that back to 1/2" on front and back since it was a little loose. I also shortened the midriff by 3/4" I have a rather short waist so the midriff was just too tall for my waist and wouldn't fit properly. I also moved the zipper from the back to the side after I had watched the zipper tutorial.

03/17/2012 Flag

Check the armholes I think you will find them small.

04/19/2012 Flag

Looking good. I also must fba the bust and shorten the midriff. Did you finish your dress?

04/25/2012 Flag

I think it might end up being a little short. I was short on fabric for some reason and ended up cutting into the hem but still ended up with too little fabric in some areas. The shortest areas falls just above my knee. I am thinking of adding a brown band at the bottom to match the waistband. About 5" of extra length.

07/09/2012 Flag