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The Couture Dress

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From creating a muslin to adjusting fit and hand-stitching hems, couturier Susan Khalje guides you step-by-step through couture sewing techniques!

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 15 streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Vogue 8648 dress pattern (mailed separately)
  • Downloadable class resources including a printable supply list and instructions on muslin-making, installing linings and zippers, and hand stitching
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Khalje
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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 a 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
06:37
Meet couture designer, author and television personality Susan Khalje.
2. Muslin 1: Pin & Cut
47:22
3. Muslin 2: Assembly
29:23
4. Muslin 3: Fitting
25:42
5. Muslin 4: Finishing
18:00
6. Underlining 1: Pin & Cut
35:16
7. Underlining 2: Fashion Fabric
44:42
8. Construction 1: Basting
35:27
9. Construction 2: Assembly
43:01
10. Construction 3: Seams & Stitches
30:04
11. Sleeves
19:52
12. Zippers
30:30
13. Hems
25:49
14. Lining
51:07
15. Finishing Touches
20:49

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Taught by

Susan Khalje
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.

Vogue Misses'/Misses' Petites

Size468101214161820222426
Bust (in.)29 1/2"30 1/2"31 1/2"32 1/2"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"
Chest (in.)27 1/2"28 1/2"29 1/2"30 1/2"32"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"
Waist (in.)22"23"24"25"26 1/2"28"30"32"34"37"39"41 1/2"
Hip (in.)31 1/2"32 1/2"33 1/2"34 1/2"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"50"
Back Waist Length (in.)15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"17 1/4"17 1/2"17 3/4"18"
Petite Back Waist Length (in.)14"14 1/4"14 3/4"15"15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"

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Get your first class for only $14.99

Get your first class for only $14.99