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How to Sew Darts

Learn couture techniques for sewing darts for a perfect fit & finish. Alison Smith; the UK's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry; shares her favorite method.

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The Class: Couture Lace Skirt

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.

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Meet Susan

Couturière and author Susan Khalje received her professional training in New York and Paris, 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.

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Couture: Essential Techniques

The term couture sewing strikes fear into the hearts of some sewists, but it really shouldn't. Couture, according to expert Susan Khalje, is much more an attitude or approach to sewing than a specific technique. Sewists who are considered couturière definitely have some serious sewing chops, but Susan believes that any motivated sewist is capable of learning fine couture sewing techniques.

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The Couture Dress

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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Elsewhere on Craftsy

Couture Is Everywhere

Couture isn't just for garments! Learn to decorate runway-ready cakes with these fashion-inspired cake classes.

Couture Cakes

Decorate three elegant cakes inspired by haute couture, with guidance from world-renowned cake decorator Lori "The Caketress" Hutchinson.

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Haute Cupcake

Gold sequins. Rainbow confetti. White pearls. Do we have your attention? Show off your fabulous style and create a haute couture-inspired cupcakes with this gorgeous step-by-step tutorial!

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Chic Techniques for Couture Design

Why just make a cake when you can make a statement? "The Caketress" Lori Hutchinson returns to share even more fashion cake ideas for designs that would be at home in the most elite shops of Paris!

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