The 2020 Australia Teaching Tour

Susan Khalje comes back to Australia!!! Join her as she teaches in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide in January, February and March of 2020. Susan will teach:

The Couture Sewing School Class is a 6-day session in which you'll make the couture garment of your choice.  We'll begin, as always, with me perfecting the fit of the toile (in calico) that you will have prepared in advance (instructions are provided), then we'll take it apart and use it as the pattern for your garment.  We'll choose the appropriate underlining, and the couture process will begin.  It's a beautiful way to sew - logical, careful, thoughtful - and as you can imagine, the result is wonderful.  You'll become familiar with a full range of couture techniques, from the hand stitches that are so essential to this kind of sewing, to the finishing details that add beauty as well as practicality.  ASG members are given a 5% discount.


The Classic French Jacket Class is a fabulous opportunity to add a fashion classic to your wardrobe - it's the jacket that everyone wants, and this is the perfect opportunity to create one of your own.  We'll start with fitting the toile (you'll prepare it ahead of time; instructions are provided), and then we'll construct the jacket using techniques that are specific to this particular garment (including its famous 3-piece sleeve).  The fitted toile is taken apart and prepared for use as the pattern; the fashion fabric's seamlines are hand-basted; the lining is quilted to it; the seams are finished by hand; the sleeves are added; the trims and buttons and pockets are applied, and voila, your own version of this haute couture classic, put together with a wonderful set of couture techniques.  ASG members are given a 5% discount.


The 4-Day Separates Class is a wonderful introduction to couture sewing.  In the class you can make a blouse, or a skirt, or even a simple dress.  We'll begin, as the couture process always does, with me perfecting the fit of the toile (your chosen garment made up in calico) that you'll have prepared ahead of time.  We'll then put your garment together, focusing on the couture techniques that make it truly special and guarantee a lovely result: underlinings, hand stitches, hand-picked zippers and lovely finishing details.  If you've good, basic sewing skills, this class will be a wonderful way to incorporate couture techniques into your sewing.  ASG members get a 5% discount, and fashion students get a 50% discount. 

2020 Dates 

Melbourne (St. Kilda)

  • January 6-11                           Couture Class
  • January 12-18                         Classic French Jacket Class
  • January 20-25                         Couture Class
  • January 26-29                         Separates Class

Sydney (CBD)


  • March 2-7                               Couture Class
  • March 9-15                             Classic French Jacket Class

All prices are in US dollars.
Couture - 6 days - $1750. deposit $250; balance $1500
Classic French Jacket - 7 days - $ 2300. deposit $300; balance $2000
Separates - 4 days - $1100. deposit $200; balance $900

A 5% discount will be given to ASG members.

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. 

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