WOW! Have you seen this? Susan is working on Couture Videos! How wonderful!
It is just arrived today. I have already forgotten I have ordered the book on CD – Bridal Couture by Susan Khalje.
It is amazing! Full of splendid fine sewing techniques! Good lecture and great addition to my sewing library.
I clean up my cutting table and I am ready to follow-up on my French/Chanel-like jacket. I have only one day as I am leaving tomorrow to France for my work and then for a one-week holidays.
After making the Vogue Vintage jacket when I underlined all pieces with cotton batiste I started to think of doing the same with the French jacket. And then when I eventually decided – and was almost about – to cut all pattern pieces from silk organza Melanie from (who was taking the Couture Sewing School by Susan Khalje) shared her experience on using silk organza in a jacket:
‘…Actually I would steer away from using silk organza as an underlining – it’s too stiff. Get the cheapest of cheap batiste you can get your hands on – almost cheesecloth and super soft. You want the jacket to feel like a cardigan, not a jacket It’s super snuggly!!!’
Hmmm…. I have just finished the couture dress, which is underlined with silk organza and I have to say I don’t feel it is stiff. But – it will be the fist jacket, it is just cotton with polyester so if I find enough cotton batiste in my stash I will use it instead of silk organza.
Today I was running between the sewing machine/fitting and a Hotpot to make new items.
The muslin for the Vogue dress 8648 – follow up on the Online Couture Dress Class by Susan Khalje is ready. I decided to longer the front neckline about 3,5 cm.
When I am tired I know something could go wrong so I prefer to work on something easy. The muslin of Marfy dress is waiting to be disassembled so I could put all adjustments on the pattern pieces. I think I will trace patterns to keep originals untouched. Tomorrow ….
Having wonderful summer weather outside is not helping to sit inside … I see so many posts with stunning summer dresses… so it is time to prepare for new dresses.
I have checked my patterns stash and I have ascertained that I have few summer patterns already traced and ready to be turn to dresses
Some of the upcoming projects (to bust some fabrics and patterns):
It will be a long project… at this moment I have finished a muslin and forced my DH to have the first very quick fit. Since few years I am planning to make him a jacket, well he requested one. I have bought this Burda 8135 man’s jacket pattern long ago – for extra tall figure. I already know I will have to make few adjustments, e.g. shorten the sleeves, ‘full tummy’ adjustment.
A year ago I have bought the eco canvas from bamboo and linen in red. For lining I will use cotton batiste or this nice red cotton fabric in shells