Kenneth will demonstrate and students will sew some of the techniques featured in the book. The book is more than 3 full days of techniques. The outline of the book-
Tips, Techniques and Drafting
Improved Seam Roll
Sewing with the bobbin thread
A new scarf edge
Sewing inside curves to outside curves
Cutting loosely-woven fabrics
Boning from the hardware store
Recycling/Upcycling a jacket
Restyling worn coat edgess
Working with lame’ fabrics
Staying necklines and armholes
Staying curves with crossgrain muslin
Inside miter for Hong Kong binding
Bias binding to finish armholes and hems
Lapped seams on a sweater
Seams in bulk fabrics
Double cloth patch pocket
Double welt pocket for felted wool or leather
Moving fare in a skirt
Skirt fly front/pocket stay
Cut-on gusset-Norfolk jacket
The action back jacket
The loden coat
Flange yoke detail
The hybrid lapel facing
The stand-away collar
Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 Students will Draft a custom trouser/pant pattern. Using your own measurements, you will be taken step by step through the process of drafting a trouser/pant pattern.
Kenneth teaches the system of drafting trousers (for men and women) from measurements. After taking the proper measurements (which is covered in the text, as well as on the video on the CD), we cover calculations for the draft, and drafting the trouser. Once the trouser is drafted and made, common adjustments that might need to be made to the test the fit in the muslin to ensure proper fit. Finally, after a well-fitting trouser muslin has been made, the directions for adding style, such as pleats, pockets, waistbands, and the like, will be discussed.
Optional but highly recommended and available for purchased. Trouser Draft – $24.95 US *Trouser Draft - $34.95 US International Orders The trouser draft starts with a video on the Cd, demonstrating the proper way to take measurements. We then cover the calculations, and then drafting the trouser from calculations. Afterwards, making up in muslin, and the adjustments, are covered. finally, adding pockets, pleats, and waistbands, to make the trouser your design, will be discussed
The workshops will be held at Pacific Fabrics in SODO, Just South of Downtown Seattle, not far from Safeco Field! 2230 4th Avenue South Seattle WA (Washington) 98134 206-628-6237
If you are interested in hiring Kenneth for a private lesson during his time in Denver, email him at email@example.com.
A $25 KIT FEE will be collected at the workshop.
Available at the store for purchase, zippers, threads, muslin, pattern paper.
Class notes, pencils, scotch tape, paper scissors, drafting rulers, elastic, carbon paper.
Sewing machine, sewing tools like scissors, pins, 7-9" zipper, 3-5 yards pant weight muslin, dual marking wheel, all purpose sewing thread, 3-5 yards of pattern paper...
Kenneth D. King is a professor at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York and the Sewing and Design School. Kenneth won the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is known for his articles in Threads Magazine, his books, CD books, TV show (�Sewing Today�), and "Jean-ius" an online class at www.craftys.com , as well as his excellent teaching skills and his dashing personal style. He teaches workshops in Moulage, a French method of drafting and constructing a body double and bodice, jacket and overcoat slopers, Sleeve Drafting, Trouser Drafting, Designer Techniques, Cloning your Favorite Garments, leather and fur construction techniques and countless other techniques.