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Ducky Couture

Added Aug 26, 2012

by Couture Acad...

Perth, Australia






This is my couture dress of the summer. I fell in love with Burda 7494 and some ducky blue chino and decided to combine the two! I changed the skirt to an A-line, which I drafted from a straight skirt block I made. Details include a cotton voile underlining, catch stitched seams, fell-stitched cotton lining and a hand picked zipper! I fell in love with couture instantly upon watching Susan Khalje’s Couture Dress course on Craftsy, and have been a convert ever since. So, thank you Susan <3

I just love applying couture techniques to my garments and the result fits and wears like a dream. I hope you enjoy. Details of the construction can be found on my blog

Material Notes

cotton chino, cotton voile, cotton lawn




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Sep 10, 2012, 09.22 PMby freehold

    Beauty is always in simplicity itself, well done I love it.

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      Sep 12, 2012, 12.10 PMby Couture Academic

      Beautifully said and very very true. This is a philosophy I really like. Thanks so much for the lovely complement :)

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    Aug 27, 2012, 03.11 AMby sarahwau

    It’s beautiful! All the hard work and hand stitching was definitely worth it.

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      Aug 30, 2012, 12.00 AMby Couture Academic

      Thank you very much! For me, hand stitching and fitting is always worth it! Makes such a beautiful finish :)

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    Aug 26, 2012, 03.50 PMby SassyT


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    Aug 26, 2012, 02.28 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful. Yes, that class was probably the best sewing ed I’ve ever had.

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      Aug 30, 2012, 12.01 AMby Couture Academic

      Thank you! Yeah, I can’t say enough for her course…she’s such a great teacher.

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    Aug 26, 2012, 02.13 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dess xx

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