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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, Retro / Vintage, Classic
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What materials did you use? Silk organza, silk dupioni for belt, embroidered pia fabric, silk thread, wonder tape, mistyfuse, vilene bias tape, YKK #2 invisible zipper, maxant belt kit

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that my neckline and armscyes do not gape. I also liked having a fabric covered belt. My invisible zipper application is perfect with the help of wonder tape.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't hurry. Take your time and double check before cutting! I did not fold fabric in half when I cut out the bodice I made a whole front piece and back piece so that embroidery placement was accurate.

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I am always attracted to and study the way you use the fabric shape and design lines. The embroidery placement on this dress shifts the project from ordinary to extraordinary. I applaud your skills for the zipper, no gaps, and belt.

09/27/2013 Flag

Thanks! I'm looking forward to wearing it out and getting some nice pictures.

09/27/2013 Flag

This is great idea! Wonderful dress/cobination.

09/29/2013 Flag

Thank you!

09/30/2013 Flag

Beautiful layout of the lace. I think the sheer overlay with the vertical design helps to downplay what would be an unflattering square neckline on me, so I may borrow your idea when I take this course.

09/29/2013 Flag

The neckline was made into a boatneck mainly so that I could stick my head through and use a side zipper.

09/30/2013 Flag

Thanks!

09/30/2013 Flag

Beautiful job with dress and embroidery!

10/03/2013 Flag

Thank you! The fabric was already embroidered. I just found a dress that would feature it.

10/04/2013 Flag