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Created in this Craftsy Course

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Cotton dress, muslin lining, satin lining, lace hem tape

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What are you most proud of? I love, love, love the lapped zipper. I had never done one before and this looks fantastic. I think I will always put zippers in by hand instead of by machine in the future. It is so much easier to control!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't skimp on the muslin and fitting steps. Here are more photos of my project on my blog: http://thesewinglab.blogspot.com/2012/07/v8648-couture-dress-class-review.html

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I don't have time to sew any more but hope to get back to it in a few months; I am particularly interested in learning to make a muslin; would you say the fitted dress course gives sufficient information about it ? And can I learn a lot just by watching in a first phase or would I need to make a dress as the course progresses for it to be of use to me ? Thank you

07/28/2012 Flag

I think it would be a great idea to watch it first. I tried to make myself do that, but i was too excited to get started on it. I found the pattern adjustments on the muslin particularly useful to learn. Good luck!

08/11/2012 Flag

I've only watched the first three class segments of the couture sewing course and, IMO, they answer is 'yes' the class does give sufficient info, and then some.

09/26/2012 Flag

Your dress is fantastic. What type of cotton did you use? I'd like to borrow your idea and do my dress with similar colors blocks. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

08/11/2012 Flag

Thanks! I don't have a positive answer about what I used.... I often buy fabric from a discount place that doesn't have labels. It looks like the same kind of fabric for really high thread count sheets. It almost looks shiny sometimes. Hope that helps. I am sure your dress will be great!

08/11/2012 Flag

Great job, great fit. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do seeing it.

09/12/2012 Flag

Gorgeous!!

10/17/2012 Flag

I totally love it!!!!!

02/14/2013 Flag

fab!

09/13/2013 Flag