with Susan Khalje
Online Class

The Couture Lace Skirt

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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.


  • advanced
  • 10 episodes
  • 4h39m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

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

2. Making & Fitting the Toile

Discover the importance of the toile, or fitting muslin, in couture sewing. You'll learn to cut, baste, and adjust the toile, then deconstruct and refine it to use as your final pattern.

3. Preparing Underlining & Fashion Fabric

3. Preparing Underlining & Fashion Fabric

Susan teaches you how to cut, mark, and baste the cotton underlining to the silk charmeuse fashion fabric so that the two behave as one layer.

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