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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 Romantic, Formal / Bridal, Classic
DementedFairy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Polyester duchess satin, taffeta underlining, anti-static lining and tulle. Bodice in silk organza and tulle. Embroidered tulle and lace trim. Pearl and diamante buttons.

DementedFairy on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The sheer amount of time I took over this, and working out how to get the underpinnings and outer layers all working together! All the lace had to be cut into separate motifs and handsewn onto the tulle to get the right proportions for my tiny daughter. We had seen that in most of the dresses she tried on in shops, she was swamped by the quantity of lace, or by the proportions of the skirt. I was also inordinately delighted by the bustled effect when the dress was adjusted for dancing!

DementedFairy on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be daunted: all these couture techniques are well worth the time, and all the prep. No one believed I'd made the dress myself!

DementedFairy on craftsy.com

Congratulations dear friend, beautiful dress. A true labour of love.

05/05/2013 Flag

Thank you, it was worth it!

07/05/2013 Flag

congratulations and what a stunning dress! it's absolutely beautiful. i love the lines of the dress and the beautiful beadwork etc. especially the beads/buttons going down the back...just gorgeous. what a beautiful bride and what a wonderful way to make your special day even more beautiful with a dress handmade with so much love. memories worth keeping for a lifetime i'm sure. thanks for sharing with us.

06/29/2013 Flag

That's very kind- I hope that the next 2 that I'm currently making turn out as well!

07/05/2013 Flag

Beautiful!

01/21/2014 Flag

Wow! The projects you have made are a fabulous advertisement for the Couture Dress class! All of your work is stunning -- especially the beading, but all the fitting and fabrication as well. Wonderful work! Your family must all be so proud!!

03/22/2014 Flag

Sublime Demented Fairy! Huge congratulations, stunning.

05/04/2014 Flag