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Online Class

The Couture Lace Skirt

Master couture sewing skills with lace.

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, resources and construction order
  • Nearly 5 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Khalje


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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Learn to create a gorgeous custom-fit skirt with guipure lace! Meet couturière Susan Khalje and get started by going over the tools and materials you'll need, including how to choose the correct pattern size and yardage for your project.
2. Making & Fitting the Toile
3. Preparing Underlining & Fashion Fabric
4. Side Seams & Hem
5. The Lace Overlay
6. Completing the Side Seams & Darts
7. Shaping the Lace
8. The Hand-Picked Zipper
9. Lining the Skirt
10. Facing the Waistline

Recommended with this class

  • Skirt pattern with straight sides (Susan demonstrates with her pattern Susan Khalje Couture: The Straight Skirt)
  • Fabric including guipure lace, fashion fabric, lining, underlining and muslin
  • Hand-sewing needles

Taught by

Susan Khalje
Susan Khalje
Couturière and author Susan Khalje received her professional training at a New York couture salon 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. Susan, who lives and works in Baltimore, has been honored with the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' Lifetime Achievement Award.