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Susan Khalje

Susan Khalje is a Contributing Editor of Threads Magazine, and is the host of HGTV/DIY's sewing program, "Sew Much More". She received her professional sewing training at the New York couture salon Chez Cez et Bez, and has concentrated on couture sewing for the past 25 years, developing an appreciative clientele for her one-of-a-kind wedding gowns and evening wear. She established the Couture Sewing School in 1993 and teaches couture sewing techniques throughout the country. She is the author of Bridal Couture and Linen and Cotton, and in 2005, she received The Professional Association of Custom Clothiers' Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently working on a line of DVD's, and she regularly takes groups of couture enthusiasts to Paris and New York.

Karine Langan

Karine became fascinated with fabric and color while watching her mother and grandmother sew. She made many doll clothes with their left over scraps and became a real sewer at age 8 when she joined 4-H. She had her own home decorating business, Langan Interiors, for several years before joining The Sewing Workshop. Karine still loves to decorate and has spent many hours working on her Victorian home. Gardening, painting and reading are her hobbies.

Lynda Maynard

Lynda received her B.A. in Home Economics from SJSU in 1975 and went on to give sewing and fitting lessons to private students. She then studied millinery with Ruth Stockley and created custom hats for seven years. She co-produced a locally-aired cable TV show, "Sew Savvy," and produced her own show, "A Passion For Fashion." Having taught sewing and fitting locally for eighteen years, Lynda is a welcomed addition to the TSW regiment of talented instructors. Lynda's passion remains fitting and creating beautiful garments for a private clientele, which she's been practicing for eight years.

Jennifer Serr

Jennifer graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a degree in Fashion Design, in 1990. Her career began with her company Ask-in Designs, during the summer of 1990. During the early 1990's, Ask-in Designs produced a line of hats as well as a small line of clothing. In 1992, Jennifer went to work for Gap Inc., where she spent nearly a decade, as a patternmaker. Inspired by the clean, modern and elegant designs of Vera Wang and Calvin Klein, Jennifer found herself designing her own wedding gown, in 1998. Eventually she began designing and producing gowns for other people. And that is how Jennifer Serr Custom Bridal Apparel was created. In addition to almost a lifetime of sewing experience, Jennifer has studied couture sewing techniques with Baltimore Couturier Susan Khalje. Jennifer works from her home-based design studio in Alameda.

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