Online Class

The Couture Lace Skirt

$49.99$69.99

Master couture sewing skills with lace.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a supply list, resources and construction order
  • Nearly 5 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Khalje

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

Ready to expand your sewing know-how with couture techniques? Join award-winning couturière Susan Khalje and discover essential couture methods, including how to shape lace and sew a hidden closure, as you create a custom-fit guipure lace skirt.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
36:58
Learn to create a gorgeous custom-fit skirt with guipure lace! Meet couturière Susan Khalje and get started by going over the tools and materials you'll need, including how to choose the correct pattern size and yardage for your project.
2. Making & FItting the Toile
27:36
3. Preparing Underlining & Fashion Fabric
38:14
4. Side Seams & Hem
16:14
5. The Lace Overlay
15:08
6. Completing the Side Seams & Darts
11:04
7. Shaping the Lace
37:33
8. The Hand-Picked Zipper
32:33
9. Lining the Skirt
39:39
10. Facing the Waistline
23:59

Recommended with this class

  • Skirt pattern with straight sides (Susan demonstrates with her pattern Susan Khalje Couture: The Straight Skirt)
  • Fabric including guipure lace, fashion fabric, lining, underlining and muslin
  • Hand-sewing needles

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.

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