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Susan Khalje Shares Her Latest Sewing Tip – Closing a Classic French Jacket

The most straight-forward way to close a Classic French Jacket is with hooks and eyes, right along the center front. They speak to the symmetry of the jacket – the front edges simply abut. And they’re quick and easy to apply. It’s better to use slightly larger hooks (pictured); smaller ones catch all too easily […]

Couture Sewing Patterns Now Available

We are proud to have launched three exciting new sewing patterns for sale on our website – The Parisian Jacket, the Classic French Jacket and the Circle Skirt Dress. Each of these patterns has been crafted by master Paris-based draper and couture pattern maker Julien Cristofoli for international couture fashion educator, Susan Khalje. Julien’s true […]

Couture Sewing Educator Susan Khalje Discusses Choosing the Perfect Trim

When constructing a traditional French Jacket, one of the crucial aspects in making your final product stand out is an exquisite trim. World renowned couture sewing educator Susan Khalje, whose sewing patterns we sell on our website here, explains the best way to find the perfect trim for your jacket. ‘One of the biggest challenges, […]