The Cocktail Dress
6h 28m 10s
Access includes complete video series plus all class materials.

Susan Khalje – acclaimed designer and sought-after teacher – takes you step-by-step through the construction of her exclusive Cocktail Dress.

The Cocktail Dress is a fitted princess sheath, made elegant by the addition of lace at the yoke and in the skirt.

Susan demonstrates the construction from start to finish with a full range of couture techniques: a muslin, underlining, hand stitching, and finishing details. You’ll find it’s a design that easily lends itself to variations. In fact, different bodice and hem treatments are included in the pattern.

The class fee includes the exclusive Cocktail Dress pattern. The pattern includes two full size ranges for every fit (sizes 4-14 and 16-24).

The printed version of the Cocktail Dress pattern will be mailed directly to you once you have enrolled in the workshop.

A downloadable PDF version of the pattern is also available here as a Class Material if you can’t wait and want to get started today!


Please note: access to this class is for three years, starting from the date of purchase.


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Cocktail Dress Pattern: sizes 16-24
Susan Khalje's website
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by Susan Khalje
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