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Couture Dress

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Couture Dress

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 Classic
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What materials did you use? Wool and lambswool plaid with silk organza underlining and silk crepe de chine lining.

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What are you most proud of? This was a rather time-consuming project so I am proud of the fact that I really took my time! I am often in a big hurry to get straight to the sewing machine, neglecting necessary and important steps in fitting and marking accurately. Also, I have always avoided plaids like the plague so I am particularly excited to have overcome this fear of matching.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is my first Craftsy course and it was excellent on all levels! It was nice to be able to watch lessons as many times as necessary. Furthermore, it gives you a deep understanding of couture garments and what makes them so special. While you may not use all of the techniques in all of your sewing, you will certainly find tips to improve all areas of your sewing.

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I really love your gorgeous dress. Could you take a photo to show the back neckline? I'd like to see how you handled it.

01/17/2014 Flag

I just raised the back on the muslin per Susan's instructions.

01/24/2014 Flag

how can you make garments with less seams

02/09/2014 Flag

This is beautiful! Great work!

12/25/2015 Flag

Cissie, this is just lovely and I hope that you are still enjoying wearing it.

06/26/2016 Flag