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The Boatneck Top Course

The Boatneck Top Course

Regular price$50.00

The elegant Boatneck Top – its bodice beautifully contoured with French darts – is a perfect addition to any wardrobe. It comes with a variety of sleeve options: a cap sleeve, a short sleeve, and a darted 3/4 length sleeve. One version closes with a zipper down the center back, while the other features a side zipper with a snapped placket in the top of the 3/4 length sleeve. Very couture!  And best of all, as you create the Boatneck Top, you'll add to your growing repertoire of couture techniques.

NOTE: customers will receive a digital version of the pattern for printing.

  • Free shipping (domestic) or free digital pattern (intl)
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Model is wearing the long sleeve Boatneck Top.

Model is wearing the cap sleeve Boatneck Top.


A Custom Pattern Designed by Susan Khalje in collaboration with Julian Cristofoli Sent Directly to Your Doorstep: This exclusive pattern has been personally designed by Susan Khalje. Each pattern includes two full size ranges for every fit (4–14 & 16–24). Susan will also carefully walk you through every step in choosing the right pattern size and fabric!

Instant Access to Full Length Step-by-Step Instructions: When you sign up for The Classic French Skirt course, you will have instant access to both the regular version and the 'Faux Wrap' version of the garment. Susan constructs both of these beautiful variants from start to finish.

High Definition Streaming Video on Multiple Platforms and Devices: View your new Classic French Skirt course in high definition on your computer at home, your tablet while working in your studio or even your smart phone while on the go.


Chapter 1  Preparation

Chapter 2  The Muslin

Chapter 3  Cutting Out & Marking The Fashion Fabric

Chapter 4  The Sleeves & The Under-Arm Placket

Chapter 5  Binding The Neckline

Chapter 6  Sewing & Cleaning Up The Shoulder Seams

Chapter 7  The Zipper

Chapter 8  The Sleeves And The Hem

Chapter 9  Finishing The Hem

Chapter 10  The Final Look


Susan Khalje is a couture sewing expert and educator with over 35-years of experience. She was awarded with The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Susan established The Couture Sewing School in order to teach others around the world. Aside from establishing The Couture Sewing School, Susan has also published numerous of books like Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear (Krause) and Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques (Taunton)which are the best sellers.


It was such an exciting time, being able to sew for hours a day and do exactly what I love, that things have paled in comparison since then.  Work isn’t very exciting anymore I just want to sew.


I just wanted to thank you again for an absolutely amazing week of learning. Not only did I come away with a gorgeous jacket but my levels of confidence and sewing inspiration were increased tenfold!


I am so enjoying your online course The Couture Dress. You are so delightful with your presentation and what makes the course so great is your heartfelt commentaries about the process not just the procedures.