In SAN FRANCISCO, CA: at The Sewing Workshop
In BALTIMORE, MD: Oct.
9-14 or Oct. 16-21, 2000 (This session is for returning students.)
In CHARLOTTE, VT: at Innovative
Fashions -- November 12-17, 2000
Learn the fine art of couture sewing from couturière
Six intensive days will be devoted to creating your own
one-of-a-kind wedding gown, evening wear, or other garment. It can be for yourself, a
client, a friend or relative, or a sample.
During your 6 day-long session, you will plan, buy the fabric
for, and sew your creation. You will incorporate into your project the couture techniques
and details that go into Susan Khaljes exquisite gowns that sell for thousands of
Professional dressmakers and others with advanced sewing skill
will benefit from this excellent course, and from the inter-action and camaraderie of
working with fellow skilled sewers.
Classes will be small to allow for individual attention. Maximum
class size will be 12 students. In addition to teaching couture techniques, Susan operates
her own successful couture business, and she will be sharing her business expertise with
Couture Sewing School participants.
Our week in Baltimore will begin with a private
tour of the renowned G Street Fabrics in Rockville, Maryland, where you can purchase
fabrics for your project if you have not already done so. Our week in San Francisco will
include a visit to the world famous Britex Fabrics.
We will continue with:
- fine tuning the fit of the muslin and adapting it for project use
- assembling notebooks for your notes, handouts, and the couture
samples you will make in class
- choosing and working with the appropriate underlinings and linings
- learning expert techniques using Alencon, Guipure, Chantilly and
- mastering boning and support techniques
- discussing business topics, including advertising, pricing, public
relations, and business growth
- taking a close look at a number of Susan Khaljes gowns
- and much more!
Fee: $895. Includes:
- 6 full days of instruction, Sunday-Friday
- professional discounts on purchases at G street Fabrics and Britex
- numerous handouts, including a valuable wholesale resource list
- farewell luncheon and presentation of certificates
will be held at a hotel in downtown Baltimore. In San Francisco, classes will be held at
the Sewing Workshop.
| TUITION INFORMATION
Tuition is $895. At the time of registration, $250 must be paid. The
balance of $645 is due 30 days before the start of your session. Payment may be made by
check, money order, or credit card.
In Baltimore, participants can stay at the hotel in which classes are
held. In San Francisco, students can stay at a number of hotels or bed & breakfasts in
the area. Information about accommodations and room sharing will be sent approximately 2
months before the start of your session.
In the event that you must cancel, a full
refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be returned to you provided we receive your refund
request in writing 30 days before the beginning of the class for which you have
registered. NOTE: You may transfer to another session at no additional cost, provided
space is available.
In the event that Susan Khalje must cancel, a full refund will be
sent to you.
| WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own sewing machine. Adjustable dress forms will be
provided, as well as irons and ironing boards. Bring your usual sewing supplies, clearly
labeled with your name.
| YOUR COUTURE PROJECT
Please feel free to call Susan Khalje to discuss the project you plan to
sew, and she will answer any questions you may have.
write to the Couture Sewing School, 4600 Breidenbaugh Lane, Glenarm, MD 21057, call
410-592-5711 (Fax:410-592-6913), or e-mail Susan Khalje at; SKhalje@aol.com
|From THREADS Magazine:
Editors note: Have you ever wished you
could study couture sewing, if only for a week? Or maybe youve seen announcements
for high dollar sewing, couture, quilting, or embellishment workshops, and wondered if
they were for you. Were happy to report that you dont have to be a
professional to enjoy and benefit form the majority of these sessions. Some of our readers
and authors have attended such workshops and will, form time to time, report their
experiences for us.
Bridal Sewing School
At Susan Khaljes Bridal Sewing School last fall, I
found myself in the company of nine professional and advanced level seamstresses and,
during the course of the week long session, took my sewing to a new level. Couture-trained
Khalje and her assistant focused on evening wear and bridal gowns, from fabric selection
and fitting, to finishing techniques involving couture hand stitches that few of us are
familiar with. Khalje shared her vast knowledge of fabrics and how they behave, as well as
advice on fitting an structuring a gown, including selecting and applying underlining,
linings, and boning.
Each student spent the week working on an individual project
most of them bridal gowns. I chose to make a strapless leather bustier, from which I
learned about fitting and about the inner structure necessary to support the weight of a
voluminous ball gown. Susan Khaljes bridal Sewing School is an invaluable experience
for anyone interested in learning the techniques that constitute the backbone of couture
sewing. My fellow students and I agreed that we got our moneys worth the first day!
The course will be taught in Baltimore, MD, Oct. 13-18 and
20-25. In 1997 it will be taught in Baltimore, April 6-11 and 13-18; and in Portland, OR,
July 13-18 and 20-25. The $895 tuitin doesnt include transportation or lodging.
Contact the Bridal Sewing school, 4600 Breidenbaugh Ln, Glenarm, MD 21057;410-592-5711
-- Sandra Betzina of San Francisco, CA is the
author of Power Sewing books and videos.
School Registration Form
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|__ April 16 - 21,2000 (Boston,
||__July 9 -15,2000 (San Francisco,
|__ October 9 -14,2000 (Baltimore,
||__October 16 -21,2000 (Baltimore,
MD -- This session is reserved for returning students.)
__ $250 check/money order enclosed;
balance of $645 due 30 days before the start of the session.
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register early to ensure a space. Return to:
Couture Sewing School
4600 Briedenbaugh Lane, Glenarm, MD 21057
Phone 410-592-5711; Fax 410-592-6913