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Susan Khalje, Susan Khalje Couture Sewing School

Susan KhaljeSusan Khalje  received her professional sewing training at the New York couture salon Chez Cez et Bez. She also worked as a fashion designer and manufacturing supervisor for Isis, the ladies’ sports wear firm on Seventh Avenue in New York City.

Susan has concentrated on couture sewing for the past 20 years, developing an appreciative clientele for her one-of-a-kind wedding gowns and evening wear.

An exceptional teacher, Susan established the Couture Sewing School in 1993. She has also taught couture sewing techniques throughout the country. A charter member of the Professional Association of Custom Clothiers, Susan recently completed a 2 year term as its national chairperson. She has contributed to Sew News, Vogue Patterns Magazine, and writes frequently for Threads.  Her book, Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear, has recently been published by Krause. Her second book Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques for Great Results (Taunton) was published in the spring of 1999. She is currently working on a third book.

Comments about the Couture Sewing School . . .

"I want to thank you for a wonderful week of couture. I have applied the knowledge already in the gown I am working on. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us."
Charlotte Shabi, Texas

"Your class offered me added knowledge, professional advice, and the confidence to know I can command the price that my craft in dressmaking is worth. I got exactly what I came for: friends, technique, knowledge, and credentials."
Joyce Phillips, Oklahoma

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