Susan Khalje

The Couture Dress

Susan Khalje
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Meet couture designer, author and television personality Susan Khalje.
Learn how to pin and mark your pattern and cut out your fitting muslin.
Susan teaches you how to mark your muslin pieces, pin and sew them together.
Learn the best techniques to evaluate the fit of your muslin on the body.
Susan shows you how to modify the muslin to accurately reflect your fit adjustments.
Learn what underlining is and how to mark and cut it like a pro.
Baste your fashion fabric and check the fit again.
Make sure everything lines up and baste it together.
Learn how to sew securely, including catch stitching and stay stitching.
Learn how to assemble the bodice and bias midriff, matching plaids and seams.
Susan show you how to achieve perfect set-in sleeves with some special materials.
Put in a hand-picked zipper with step-by-step instruction.
Work on both the bottom hem and your sleeve hems.
Susan takes you back to the muslin to create a silk crepe de chine lining.
Learn couture finishing touches, including thread chains and waist stays.
15 Lessons
7  hrs 44  mins

Stop searching the ready-to-wear racks and learn how to sew a dress that fits like a dream! Award-winning couturier, author and television personality Susan Khalje will show you how to make that dress in this Craftsy class. Once Susan teaches you essential couture sewing techniques, you will have the skills to adapt the included Vogue pattern to create whatever dress you need — a swingy summer sleeveless, a classic winter-weight sheath with three-quarter sleeves or an elegant cocktail dress in seasonless black lace.

Important Pattern Information: The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 8648 — is not included with your purchase.

Susan Khalje

Couturière and author Susan Khalje received her professional training at a New York couture salon and worked as a fashion designer and manufacturing supervisor on Seventh Avenue. The author of two books on fine garment sewing, "Linen and Cotton" and "Bridal Couture," Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993 to teach fine sewing techniques across the country. She annually takes a group of students to Paris for an insider's look at the couture arts. Susan, who lives and works in Baltimore, has been honored with the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' Lifetime Achievement Award.

Susan Khalje

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