(NEW) Couture Dressmaking Techniques, with Alison Smith - these class is great for anyone who wants to learn and practice individual techniques. Besides the
(NEW) Couture Finishing Techniques, with Alison Smith - another great class by the same instructor where she shows hand stitches she uses in her couture projects, seam finishes, zipper tips and tricks, buttonholes, hand-rolled hems, horsehair braid hem, interfaced hem and so on. Again, some of the techniques are more of a high-end RTW, and some things, such as triangle buttonholes seem to be a space filler, but most of the content is great. The best, Ms. Smith also shows a vintage couture Dior dress and the finishing details, oooh....
The Couture Dress, with Susan Khalje - is a classic. Excellent course with great teaching. It is a pity that's the only Susan's class on Craftsy. Her own classes have just launched on her website but cost much more.
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In addition, Designing Details: Pockets with Kenneth King is a great class to add to your pattern making portfolio.
This course is great!!! I am planning to post a review, but trust me, if you do what this instructor teaches you, your garments will look meticulous. Her class opens with a chapter on pressing and it is the best pressing introduction I've ever had from any other instructor. If you are not signed up do it now!
(NEW) The Essential Guide to Sewing with Sheers, with Sara Alm - sheers can be very intimidating and this is a great class to tackle the fear.
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer, with Steffani Lincecum - very solid tailoring class, even though I still prefer Thomas von Nordheim's Vintage Couture Tailoring book. This class is the best on Craftsy in my opinion.
Hand Embellishing Knit Fabric, with Natalie Chanin - doesn't need much talking. It is great!
Vintage Inspired Veils for the Modern Bride - maybe one day I will finally make a fascinator for myself. Worth trying. Also check Rhonda's blog for more fascinator goodness.
Here,.. what started as a Five Top list turned into an endless promotion post. Sorry for that, readers. But I hope these notes will indeed help you to find a great course to up your couture game :) I am posting less these two weeks since I am on holiday in Austria right now, enjoying reunion with my mom. Will be back with the Me-Made-Monday and then back with tutorials and tips end of the next week.