This was the first class that I bought that was over a year ago. I was so excited to make the dress. It came with a pattern, Vogue 8648. I don't think I would have bought the pattern if it weren't for the class. The way the dress was drawn didn't pique my interest right away. Actually, most of the patterns I like most don't have artwork that makes me want the pattern.
|Vogue 8648 was include in the class.|
I didn't enter the contest to win. I don't think many of those who enter are expecting to win, but instead do like I did and used it as inspiration. The contest required a classic dress that could be styled up or down and last many seasons. This pattern was an obvious choice. I would finally get to use the pattern.
|The muslin made from the direction|
given in the class
Susan Khalje has a wonderful reputation and she earns it. She teaches the class like you are the only student. While I never asked any questions, those who did received excellent responses.
The class is long. It needs to be to cover what is covered. It does not go into fitting. But it does go into fabric choices, interlining choices, and lining choices. She teaches a very in depth method of muslin making and marking, how to mark the underlining and basting the underlining and fabric.
Hand sewing is very time consuming and she explains how to do all of it for basting the dress, catch stitching seam allowances, zipper insertion, hemming and lining insertion. I'm sure there is more, but the class is so extensive.
|My Couture Dress|
I have watched the class many times, especially areas that I wanted more detail. I believe that I will watch it more in the future. What I learned has carried over into other project than in the dress and other non-couture projects before I actually sewed the dress. I would recommend this class to those who would like to take their sewing up a couple of levels.
My only complaint about the class is that I now want to take her workshops more than I ever.