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The Couture Dress. The muslin

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Second muslin, better fitting

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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 Classic
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric for the muslin, an old sheet

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What are you most proud of? That I work slow, step by step. I,m not finished yet, so I hope I will be proud of the result

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. Follow Susans lessons and you learn a lot!

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How are things Eva? am working on the Couture dress currently. I will check back on your progress. Take your time on the muslin.

04/19/2012 Flag

Hello Scheri

04/20/2012 Flag

Hello Scheri

04/20/2012 Flag

Hello Scheri.( Sorry, problem with my connection.) I work with my muslin but am not so happy with that dress. Thinking of changing to another pattern in a little different design. Its something with that midrif and the sleeves that is not "connected" to my body...

04/20/2012 Flag

You should not fit the sleeves until you have the skirt and bodice (with band\) fitting perfect. Then fit the sleeves. I would suggest that you just start with the muslin of your bodice first. Work on that till it fits perfect. Then move onto adding the band. Once you have the bodice with the band then work on the skirt portion. Then when all is good then check the sleeves.

04/20/2012 Flag

Thank You Sheri I try that. Perhaps I make it without sleeves. at first I wanted The Dress in wool but if I make it without sleeves I could make a summer dress. Maybe I go for the wider skirt.

04/20/2012 Flag

That sounds like a great idea. Work with a lighter weight fabric and the full skirt for dress one. Dress two do the wool dress in the fitted skirt

04/20/2012 Flag

Wow.... this is impressive. I've looked at the preview for this class and wondered if I'd be interested in it. I can't tell you how long it's been since I wore a dress!!!! But maybe if I could get one that fits I'd be interested....... You should make a bowl or vessel out of all your threads..... see one of my projects.....just a thought. Love the heart!

12/06/2012 Flag

Thank you DonaleeK. I still working on my muslins for the couture dress. The photo shows the first muslin with no adjustments.

12/09/2012 Flag

Great muslin dress. Would love to see the final dress! I put this course also an my wishlist. It is such a nice dress fitting so perfect when it is right done. Did you have to consult somebody to measure everything, especially where you're your eyes can not see (back)? How did you manage this?

04/10/2013 Flag

Thank you innerwave. I think this first muslin was awful... I had my husband to help me a little and I posted pictures in the class and asked Susan and got some great advice. Most of the time I worked by myself. Put the dress on, looking in the mirror with a pencil in my hand and marking on the fabric what I want to adjust and then take the dress off, make the changes and put the dress on again.... on and off several times. I have made three different muslins and the two latest are wearable. I have to take some photos of them and add here.

04/11/2013 Flag