Join Kenneth for a class on “Old School” and “New School” Tailoring, based on his DVD series “Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King”. After demonstrating the pattern making needed for the two kinds of construction, Kenneth will construct two jackets along with the students, to demonstrate the differences and similarities between the two methods of tailoring. Join us and construct a jacket you’ll be proud to wear!
PLEASE REGISTER BY MARCH 4, 2015.
Kenneth D. King teaches you tailoring the same way professionals learn to do it. If you are serious about becoming adept at tailoring, this is your golden opportunity to become highly proficient very quickly. You will get a rare behind-the-scenes view of how jacket tailoring is taught by a world-class instructor to aspiring designers and workroom professionals.
Kenneth, a renowned professor of fashion design, learn tailoring in the same way aspiring professionals learn it.
Compare two tailoring methods – “old school” vs. Kenneth’s “new school.” The advantage of seeing this side-by-side demonstration is that two very different approaches are directly compared: traditional tailoring alongside Kenneth’s streamlined methods. You will learn both methods and choose the one you prefer. Or combine elements of each method to create a hybrid that best suits your needs.
Select a 4-point notch lapel, 2-part tailored sleeve , 3 piece or princess style coat or jacket pattern, lined or unlined. Recommended fabric is a wool tweed, wool flannel, or suit-weight silk tweed or twill. You may choose contrasting fabric for the lapels and pockets if desired. Avoid the Bemberg linings, use a medium-weight lining such as a jacquard, it makes a more substantial garment. If you wish to use piping, which is inserted between the facing and lining, 5 yards will be quite sufficient.
Additional Supplies: Your sewing machine and it's attachments or a Bernina sewing machine may be rented for $25. Your sewing tools, all-purpose sewing thread and...
1 1/2 - 2 yards Hair Canvas interfacing for the jacket - Hymo is the best, but others will do
1/2 yard collar linen
1/2 yard collar felt or boiled wool
3 yards inexpensive muslin for the half-back and interfacing pieces. Bring more muslin if you desire to make another muslin after fitting the pattern.
1/2 yard wooly mohair fabric for sleeve heads
1 pair set-in shoulder pads - the 1/2" needlepunch pads are recommended, but others will do, No raglan pads please.
1/2 yard wool melton, for the bias strips in the hems
If you wish to purchase the above tailoring supplies at the workshop, contact RYLISS@COMCAST.NET BY 3/1/15 so she may order it.
YOU MAY WISH TO BRING YOUR CAMERA, AS THERE WILL BE SAMPLES OF THE CONSTRUCTION AT THE VARIOUS STAGES. Photos will be helpful for you to refer to later. Kenneth