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We’re about to start shooting a brand new couture dressmaking class at Craftsy (taught by expert dressmaker, Susan Khalje), and we’d love to know what you think makes a perfect dress.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.13 PMby vintagegal

    The perfect dress for me would be one with a feminine style, and easy to fit. And, since I love embellishments, a basic canvas to work sparkly magic on!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.10 PMby catran

    My perfect dress fits perfectly up top, drapes beautifully on the bottom and is very flattering overall.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.07 PMby mrempert

    Its all about the fit for that person, what looks great on some people doesn’t look great on me. I like dresses that accent my good areas and creatively disguise the not so good areas.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.04 PMby Rachel Bain

    I’m generally more into pants, so for me the perfect dress is one that makes me feel glad I skipped my jeans that day.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.59 PMby debilovessewing

    The perfect dress would fit beautifully and would be in the colour, style and fabric that suits the wearer. I think it would also include elements that make the sewist feel accomplished for having made it!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.56 PMby sewmyway

    Fitting correctly to your body is the most important. Also choosing comfortable fabric and pattern – balancing pretty vs practical will increase the amount of times you wear it.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.44 PMby amn-1

    Definitely the first thing which makes dress perfect is its colors and being suitable for your character and the occasion that you wear it there.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.14 PMby sharonspils

    The perfect dress fits you perfectly, has been created with the fabric and style in mind, placed on grain and cut out with precsion. Then each seam is stitched, those stitches melded and pressed with a pressing cloth before joininig it to the next piece, a beautiful handstitched zip is inserted, the facings are understitched and the lining has lace added to the hem and the back kick pleat is bound with a Hong Kong binding.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.50 PMby bekabug8

    The perfect dress is one that fits perfectly and makes you feel beautiful.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.44 PMby Timea Schmidt

    A perfect fit, good quality material and please let’s not forget about being well pressed. A lot of people don’t pay enough attention to ironing.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.43 PMby Martina Soncica

    My perfect dress has to have perfect fit and be really quality made, show and hide what I want. Has to feel light and easy to wear.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.28 PMby keren

    the perfect dress must be well fitted. In addition, the cut should flatter the figure of the wearer and match her personal style and preferences. The colors and choice of fabric should suit the wearer and the style of the dress, as well as the conditions where it will be worn.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.27 PMby Sewing1x1

    Simplicity & fit.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.21 PMby madyb

    I think the fit is the most important thing!The perfect dress has to look effortless!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.16 PMby karmologyclinic

    It should be many things at once, well made, nice fitting, flattering, fabric that compliments the design and the wearer. And most of the times it’s the little things that make it personal, either it is a button or a different color top stitching thread or an unexpected lace applique.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 08.02 PMby megatron

    I like the perfect notions that take dresses to a new level. Whether it’s the perfect button, zipper, trim or top stitching it can really make a big difference and complete the dress.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.23 PMby alisonbraun

    A dress that makes you look and feel good. I know this sounds general, but I can’t pick a certain color or fabric or dress style because while sometimes one looks good, a dress of the same kind can also look bad. It has to be just the right combination of the three! I tend to like fitted, but not skin tight dresses, in black, with a good neck line.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.20 PMby gedwoods

    Simplicity, elegance, finish. The perfect dress.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.07 PMby LSKR

    Perfect dress for me would be made from rather dark color with geometric or abstract patterns so I can wear frequently changing accessories and shoses and each time my dress will have a quite new look. So with one dress I always would look different. In terms of style- something flattering figure but clanging; more “straight” style, maybe A- style a bit; sleeves loose but not wide and length would depend for which season dress is made. Fabric- soft not too thick knitting material made with from cotton with touch of lycra or so; some % of wool for winter would be good; not requiring frequent ironing -:)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.06 PMby ggexpansive

    Fit !!!! I would like to see a dress class that includes ( because every one has a different idea of what feels right) instructions on how to do sleeve altterations, exp. how to make them higher for more movement but still not to tight. Also how to move darts in to a more V shape to make the waist look smaller would be nice. How to avoid the gap in wide neck lines, how to get a even line on plaid skirts to.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.00 PMby mlssfshn

    A perfect dress flatters your body type, has good proportion, is not over the top, and is constructed with a very clean finish inside.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.47 PMby mcglen8

    Slightly A-line, fitted bodice, v-neck, just above the knee

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.29 PMby cucperson

    The perfect dress – skimming the figure, soft and draping in a flattering way around the hips.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.21 PMby mashka

    To me, the perfect dress is made of comfortable fabric that does not need to be ironed frequently. I think a mid-calf length and some sort of sleeves on a dress makes it much more versatile for year round wear. Made in a simple yet flattering design, one that does not make my big hips look larger (princes seams seem to work good for my figure). The perfect dress would be made in a design that I can accessories to dress it up or down, one that is simple enough to go with a jean jacket and practical shoes so I can go to the flea market in the morning and then be able to make a quick switch by adding cute heals and a blingy necklace to wear to an evening wedding the same day. Oh, where are you ‘the perfect dress’!?

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.16 PMby morkin13

    The perfect dress fits perfectly, and catches everyone’s attention. It should also go with everything.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.07 PMby kim101

    FIt rules the day when it comes to sewing a dress! I am just gettin gback to sewing and I would like to be able to sew a dress that fits, but am not there yet.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.00 PMby zuro

    They key to a perfect dress is fit! Every body is so different, and mass made clothes are all the same… so having something perfectly tailored to show off your individual curves (or lines) is key!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 05.57 PMby dewreb

    Draping is what makes a perfect dress…something that flows and floats as the wearer walks!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 05.54 PMby ealis

    The perfect dress is the one that make you feel great. Be it classic or trendy, made with silk or cotton. If you feel like a million bucks in it, then it’s perfect.

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