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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, 01.52 PMby some-crafty

    The perfect dress must fit well and compliment your individual shape. It must also be classically designed to easily shift with fashion trends with the addition of a simple accessories.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.48 PMby macoskrm

    Perfect fit makes a perfect dress! It can be as well-made as anything, but if the fit isn’t spot-on then it’s not perfect!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.45 PMby ravenztarot

    The perfect dress is simple one i an dress up or down, and depending on the fabric i use changes the style, few pieces, easy to care for and simple……. one that classic and timeless.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.03 PMby lecsmiscellany

    The perfect dress enhances your positive points while making you feel feminine and comfortable. Everybody’s perfect dress will be different, which makes the whole thing so fun!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.46 PMby Podbod18

    for me the perfect dress would be made from a sumptuous fabric…that you could also wash tomato sauce out of. It would be so perfectly structured that it would highlight all of my good features, and minimise all of the bad, be chic, elegant but mostly SLIMMING. Plus it would be so comfortable I could forget I was wearing it, and not feel the need to keep readjusting the fit. AND if this wasn’t enough it would cut out and sew together like a dream..taking just enought time to be interesting but not so long that its a chore….and leave everyone breathless with praise when I said “Oh this? I made it myself”.

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      Dec 3, 2011, 06.28 PMby mashka

      Your “perfect dress” sounds wonderful!! I love the “wash tomato sauce out” fabric and “cut and sews together like a dream”! Only in a perfect world, right? Well,… maybe not! I can’t wait to see what kind of patterns Craftsy comes up with!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.41 PMby giec

    Fit – the dress has got to fit. This is where seamstresses really have a leg up on shoppers, too.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.10 PMby fatandy

    The perfect dress is the one you see in a fashion show, where you instantly start to think about what pattern to use, what fabric to buy, what techniques to install, so that you can get it. Get it now, for that special ocassion, not even in the near future…but you already now how you would look and feel wearing it…

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.53 AMby Cazamoline

    As others have commented on, both fit and comfort are important in a perfect dress, but what makes it that extra special for me are the little details. It can range from using vibrant threads for topstitching or embroidering your initials inside the lining for that extra personal touch. It’s the small things no one notices but that you take the time and care to do that make it perfect.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 11.11 AMby queenvanilla

    Comfortable, no sleeves (to be more matched with sweaters), easy matched abd if course beutiful. I’m very attached to retro design.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.53 AMby Wendy Christie

    The perfect dress is made by me for me. That way you can get the perfect fit. Each time you put it on you think wow, that fits really well! Also you can choose the style you like and the fabric you like. Can’t beat it.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.47 AMby psychorat

    For me the perfect dress has to be comfortable but also flattering.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.44 AMby raving

    My ideal dress would be very versatile. No sleeves so that it’s light an airy in the summer and I could wear a shirt underneath during winter. A loosely fitted bodice and an a-line skirt that ends just above the knee. I guess that sums up to something rather simple.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.34 AMby Wendeeflys

    My perfect dress is one that fits well and flatters my shape. I don’t often wear dresses but when I get those two factors right putting on a dress can make me feel quite elegant :)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 10.25 AMby Liia Kuusk

    I seldom wear a dress, but when I do, it’s most of all comfortable. That kind of a dress, that doesn’t set any boundaries to my movements. Dress, that is soft, not-ichy… Preferrably of linen or cotton. Maybe with an embrodery. Casual, but smart. Natural. This would be dress, I’d wear gladly :)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.49 AMby angelical

    The perfect dress for me should reflect my age and personality, yet be comfortable and well made. For me, being 20 and both a little reserved and very girly that would be a short, simple dress with girly and understated details like lace, bows, collar and so forth. It would be awesome if your class would teach how to make 2-3 styles of simple dresses and then give examples of how to personalize it :D

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.27 AMby btstars

    I think it needs to be flattering, comfortable, and it needs to help me look put together! I am a stay at home mom and I pretty much live in knit dresses!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.21 AMby bttn

    For me the perfection can hide in the smart details, when you look into the inside and you find a neat work. Or an other aspect could be how flattering I feel a dress, how much I like to wear it.

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