2018 Australia Teaching Tour

couture sewing schoolPhoto: Sue Barnett

2018 Australian Tour

Susan Khalje comes to Australia!!!
Join Susan Khalje as she teaches in Melbourne (Armadale), Sydney, Brisbane and Perth (Fremantle) in January, February and March of 2018. (Note: Prices for all courses are in USD).

Susan will teach:
The Couture Sewing School – a 6-day class. This is a fabulous in-depth immersion in couture techniques – both by hand and machine – applied to the project of your choice. We’ll begin with perfecting the fit of your garment’s muslin, then we’ll move on to construct it using couture techniques.

The Classic French Jacket – a 7-day class. Who doesn’t want this fashion classic in their wardrobe?! We’ll begin by fitting your jacket muslin perfectly, then we’ll move on to construct the haute couture version of this jacket, complete with the perfect fabric, the quilting, the trims, and the buttons which make it so distinctive.

The Guipure Lace Skirt – a 3-day class. This is a wonderful introduction to the world of lace, and a versatile garment to have in your closet. I’ll fit your skirt muslin, then we’ll put together a beautiful lace-covered straight skirt with a hand-picked zipper, a silk lining, and an inner grosgrain waist facing.

Couture Techniques – a 2-day class. We’ll explore a wide range of couture techniques both by hand and by machine. You’ll learn the essential hand stitches, how to apply hand-picked zippers, and you’ll master angled seams, ultra-narrow bias straps, a couture lining application, bound buttonholes, covered snaps, thread chains and thread bars, and more. These are fantastic tools to have in your repertoire.

A 10% discount is being offered to Australian Sewing Guild Members.

MELBOURNE (Armadale)
Couture Sewing School January 11-16
Couture Techniques January 17-18
Classic French Jacket January 20-26

Couture Sewing School January 29-February 3
Couture Techniques February 5-6
Classic French Jacket February 7-10, 12-14
Guipure Lace Skirt February 15-17

Couture Sewing School February 19-24
Classic French Jacket February 25-March 3

PERTH (Fremantle)
Couture Techniques March 7-8
Guipure Lace Skirt March 9-11
Couture Sewing School March 12-17

Couture Sewing School/6 days: 1650/ASG members 1485 deposit 350 regular balance 1300/ASG balance 1135

Classic French Jacket/7 days: 2250/ASG members 2025 deposit 500 regular balance 1750/ASG balance 1525

Guipure Lace Skirt/3 days: 850/ASG members 765 deposit 300 regular balance 550/ASG balance 465

Couture Techniques/2 days: 550/ASG members 495 deposit 200 regular balance 350/ASG balance 295


The cost of the 2018 Australian Tour varies depending on the class you take. Please not that ASG members receive a 10% discount on all classes. An initial deposit is required and the final balance is due 30 days before the start of the class.

2018 Couture Sewing School in Australia:

January 29 – February 3

Sydney, Australia

February 19 – 24

Brisbane, Australia

March 12 – 17

Perth, Australia

2017 Classic French Jacket in Australia:

January 20 – 26

Melbourne, Australia

February 7 – 10 and 12 – 14

Sydney, Australia

February 25 – March 3

Brisbane, Australia

2018 Couture Techniques Class in Australia:

January 17 – 18

Melbourne, Australia

February 5-6

Sydney, Australia

March 7 – 8

Perth, Australia

2018 Guipure Lace Skirt Class in Australia:

February 15 – 17

Sydney, Australia

March 9 – 11

Perth, Australia

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you must cancel, a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be returned to you provided we receive your refund request in writing 30 days before the beginning of the class for which you have registered. Note: In most cases, you may transfer to another session at no additional cost, provided space is available. In the event that Susan Khalje must cancel, a full refund will be sent to you.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please email Susan Khalje.