Thursday, January 26, 2012

Couture Dress Class by Susan Khalje: Great offer to my readers!

Hours of streaming video content packed with couture tips and techniques - the new course by Susan Khalje, one of the true couture experts and sought-after teachers, is truly addictive! Hosted by Craftsy.com, the course guides you through the process of making of a couture dress with the help  of step-by-step video lessons and Q&A interaction with the teacher.

I am taking the course,  and what I have seen so far is almost as good as a face-to-face class with Susan. Not only the video, but also the message board contains a wealth of information for couture learners. I won't be going into detail, as I will be posting a sneak peek of the dress-in-progress and the final review later.

But here is the exciting news: Craftsy.com offered a generous 50% off the regular class fee to Frabjous Couture readers! All you need to do is click the badge below and sign up for the class:


I hope you will enjoy the class as much as I do, readers! 

Oh, and more! Susan has kindly agreed to an interview, and so, I want you to be able to ask her questions as well - just post them as a comment below!

30 comments:

  1. How fantastic!! What a great opportunity to be able to offer. May just see you over there, but the projects are starting to back up.

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  2. so glad that susan is trying a craftsy course! i am there!

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    1. Great! Can I choose which pattern I can use? Will the teacher answer questions?

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    2. If you take the pattern Susan is using, you get it for free. The instruction is also based on that pattern, so you will probably benefit most if you choose it. But you are more or less free to choose a pattern - there are some recommendations included in course materials! It's a princess seam dress with or without sleeves.

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    3. Oh, and Susan is answering questions on the message board - usually very fast!

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  3. I've seen the preview for this class and I'm really interested, but I have some reservations. I wonder how similar this class is to Gertie's Bombshell Dress class, also offered on Craftsy. Another thing is that, I've always had problems with the craftsy videos loading slowly and stopping altogether, even after I've followed all instructions from technical support to boost video performance. I wonder if they need more server space. Anyway, I'll probably still sign up since I'm confident the content is superb.

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    1. One big difference is that the project is a princess line dress with or without sleeves, but you are flexible about the pattern. Also, the dress is fully lined - so there are quite a few techniques that were not covered in Gretchen's class. And, of course, the finishing...

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    2. When I was reviewing the sample previews, the streaming was not good. I think you're right that Craftsy should look into a buying higher bandwidths / capacity for their CDN.

      Nevertheless an online tutorial by SK is hard to pass up!

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    3. I am sorry you are having issues with streaming - I had no problem with my classes :-(

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    5. Maybe because of your proximity to the craftsy.com CDN servers hence there were no issues for you. I am in Malaysia so there is much buffering. I however do not have problems when viewing videos from esewingworkshop.com. This is due to how craftsy.com CDN provider's servers are distributed around the world.

      Don't worry about it, it's something that I will take up with them when I sign up :)

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  4. Already signed up and so excited to start sewing.

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  5. I already signed up and started watching. What a great bargain for all of us to be able to have a Susan Khalje class at such a low price. And best part you can watch forever. Awesome.

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  6. Awesome!!! I was considering the class. I'm still a little on the fence, but not out of content. Forty clams is a steal, though!

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  7. Wow! I just signed up. Thank you for offering us this great discount! Susan is a wonderful teacher and it will be fantastic to have some input from her via discussions. I am also working (slowly) on a Chanel style jacket, so I am busy at the moment.

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  8. I got the email earlier! I was very excited to try it. I actually want to take Gertie's and this one. I figured I could sew along with the pattern on this one and then apply the knowledge on whatever I wanted to try. :)

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  9. I'm signing up!! Thanks for the heads up on this, Marina. I don't care what Susan is teaching -- I'd probably sign up if it were on how to sew on a button! She is the best!

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    1. I agree! I took three of her Couture School classes in New York and Baltimore and several online classes, but I always learn something new! Having all that knowledge, condensed, on a videotape is a very rare treat!

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    2. You always learn new things from good people. There's an astonishing array of alternatives.

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    1. (Saw the answer to one of my questions)

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  11. How long will this discount be in effect? I'm not in a position to take a class right now.

    What range of sizes does the pattern fit?

    I, too, had some streaming and sound problems.

    I'm always a bit wary of places that don't let you download the video (compare www.mikemaldonado.com); if the site closes, you're SOOL.

    Looks like a good class, though. I've long wanted to take a class with Susan Khalje.

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  12. Hi, Browser! I am not aware of any time limit on this offer, but I will check again. The pattern (Vogue 8648) is thought more like a recommendation. It's not too simple, so you can manipulate fabric (like you can sew some elements of the dress on bias, but has classic shape.

    I thinks there should be no problem choosing a different neckline, or sleeve length, or no sleeves - but I will include this question in the interview.

    As for downloadable videos - it's nice to have them, but the course is still such a great value that I can live without it. I am making notes as I go.

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    1. Thanks for answering my questions, Marina. If the offer's available in a few months, I may take advantage of it. I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew. On my shelf are many lovely and expensive sewing, pattern making and draping books that have barely been cracked.

      Thanks for presenting the offer.

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  13. Did I understand correctly that Crafty will send particpiants the Vogue pattern?

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    1. I hope so :-) that was not so obvious - the only info on it I found was in the preview.

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  14. I had an email from Crafty asking what size I needed and for my address so I'm assuming that it is on the way. Can't wait. From what I've watched so far, this is an amazing online class. It is almost as good as having a private lesson with Susan. The best part is watching her do it! She is so meticulous and really takes her time -- which I need to be reminded to do!

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  15. I just signed up and the videos are streaming quite well. Very pleased with it.

    Susan is an excellent teacher! Cissie is right, it's like having a personal tutor.

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  16. I signed up as soon as I read this! Already really enjoying it and can't wait to get my pattern so I can start making the dress. Thanks so much for the link to this Marina, it's so exciting finding new things related to couture sewing.

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