Couture Sewing School | Classic French Jacket | Draping Class | Other Teaching Events

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  • –fine-tune the fit of the muslin and adapt it for project use
  • –assemble a notebook which will include handouts (Susan's personal Resource List among them) and your samples
  • –choose and work with appropriate underlinings and linings
  • –learn expert techniques for difficult fabrics
  • –learn about boning, inner structure, and engineering
  • –take a close look at a number of Susan Khalje's garments, including many from her articles in Threads Magazine
  • –spend an evening discussing business issues, including advertising, pricing, public relations, business growth, and related professional organizations
  • –and most importantly of all, construct your garment using couture techniques, under Susan Khalje's close supervision.
  • Anyone with solid sewing skills and a passion for learning will benefit from the class, and from the camaraderie of working with fellow enthusiastic sewers. Classes are small to allow for individual attention.
  • The cost of the 2014 Couture Sewing School is $1,125 ($325 deposit, $800 final balance). This class includes 6 full days of instruction plus one evening session.
  • For more information,please email Susan Khalje or call 410-592-5711.
couture sched 2014

  • *January 18-23
    at The Sewing Workshop, San Francisco, CA
  • February 3-8
    at The Sewing Workshop, San Francisco, CA
  • February 17-22
    San Diego (Vista), CA
  • *March 31-April 5
    in Baltimore, MD
  • June 9-14
    in Baltimore, MD
  • July 14-19
    at The Sewing Workshop, San Francisco, CA
  • *August 11-16
    in Houston, TX
  • August 18-23
    in Houston, TX
  • September 15-20
    in Baltimore, MD

  • *This session is full; please contact us if you'd like to be put on the waiting list.