Learning from Susan Khalje
Susan Khalje joined Columbia River Sewing June 8-9, 2018. Here are a few comments about the Friday Trunk Show and Saturday Hand Sewing Techniques Workshop.
Susan Khalje hosted the Trunk Show on Friday; CRS members were her models. Lynn F. was beautiful in a Liberty lawn dress, as well as a piped jacket, Norma G. rocked a lace overlay dress, Katie O. modeled a stunning bolero made of Alençon lace found by Susan in a Paris flea market, Mary F. wore an all-cotton dress, and Jacqueline V. modeled a dress with horsehair in the hem done to help hold the skirt’s shape. Joyce L. modeled a long, reversible jacket. Pam A. and Suzanne O. were each elegant in French-style jackets.
Don’t be afraid of hand picking a zipper. You have so much control of placement than by machine and it is easier to do than expected. I may never machine stitch a zipper again but hand-pick for pleasure and meditation.