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The Oh, So Satisfying Journey of Sewing a Couture Garment

Sewing expert Susan Khalje walks you through putting a garment together with couture methods.

Mar 21, 2013
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Sewing a couture garment is a journey, and while the finished piece is certainly a worthwhile “destination,” the steps you take to get there can be equally enjoyable.

A successful muslin fitting enables you to proceed confidently to the construction phase, and by applying a well-chosen underlining, you’ve made the best of your fashion fabric.

Click on the “View PDF” button below to view Susan Khalje’s  couture construction article (from Threads issue #159) which walks you through putting a garment together with couture methods that are sturdy, sensible, and lovely to look at.

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  1. EvamarieGomez December 19th

    Hi Summer, the pattern we used was Retro Butterick B4918. Hope this helps!

  2. Summer748 July 31st

    I would LOVE to know where I can get this pattern!

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