Need advice on sewing for special occasions? Susan Khalje, the renowned couture sewing instructor (and my first repeat guest!), has you covered. This episode, Susan and I discuss her soon-to-be released online cocktail dress class, as well as the art of the French jacket, dressing for your body type, and how investing in quality fabrics can make you a better (and saner!) sewer.
Beyond being a great sewing teacher, Susan is also a really thoughtful, funny, and engaging person—which might have something to do with why students travel from around the world (literally!) to take her classes in Baltimore and around the country. Lucky for all of us novices (and seasoned sewers), we can now learn with Susan’s new online classes (as well as her couture dress class on Craftsy). If you missed Susan’s first interview on Thread Cult, make sure to listen to that one, too (episode #6).
Here are a few images from Susan’s new online class, as well as from her sewing studio. Happy listening!