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Vogue 8511 in Shantung

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Shantung and dotted lining

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Mod, Classic
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What materials did you use? shantung (polyester)

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What are you most proud of? That lining, and my pleats!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you have any interest in sewing at all, take this class. Even if you don't think you have the skills, Susan shows you EVERYTHING. And answers all your questions extremely fast!

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can anyone tell me if the sizes are USA dress sizes which are different to the UK dress sizes

03/01/2012 Flag

I think they have both US and UK sizes listed on the patterns -- go to the Vogue web site, I'm sure they have them listed there.

04/02/2012 Flag

I am also making V8511 , are you adding sleeves ? I am in two minds too use a sleeve or not. I am using a Bluey/ Green Taffeta.

03/02/2012 Flag

No sleeves -- that was too much work! I'm going to your page to see if you posted pics yet...

04/02/2012 Flag

Your fabrics are beautiful and I love the pattern you're using. I've bought this pattern too and I'm looking forward to making it once I've found a fabric

04/01/2012 Flag

Thanks! Just posting some more pics today -- nearing the home stretch, though it's been one step forward, two steps back, and I'm not even doing the underlining!

04/02/2012 Flag

New pics -- the dress is sewn and ready for the lining, which is also sewn and ready to be joined. I'm pretty happy, for my first dress ever. I love the zipper, which I think is a coat zipper -- I wanted something kind of edgy to keep it from looking "too twee," as someone said. I'm picturing it with strappy black booties, which I don't have or wear, but that's what I'm picturing...

04/02/2012 Flag

love your lining choice great!

09/18/2012 Flag