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Draft a Custom Trouser/Pants Pattern with Kenneth D. King- October 25-26

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, you will use the calculations for the draft, and draft 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.

You will come away with a pattern that you can hack into shorts, pants, culottes and more! Don't miss your opportunity to learn pants fitting with the master. The class is open to men and women, ages 16 and up.

Rent a Bernina Sewing Machine for $15, click here.

Optional but highly recommended and available for purchased. 178 pages.
 Trouser Draft – $28.27

The workshop will be held at the Sewing and Design School, 4424 6th Ave, Suite 2, Tacoma, WA 98406.

If you are interested in hiring Kenneth for a private lesson during his time in Tacoma, email him at

Registration Deadline: August 5, 2024.  If we do not get enough students, tuition will be refunded and the workshop will be cancelled.

No refunds after August 5, 2024, unless a replacement is found.
Accommodations: if you are joining us from out of town, I will send you a list of preferred hotels in the area.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced Beginner
Materials Included:
Class notes (22 pages) , pencils, scotch tape, paper scissors, drafting rulers, elastic, drafting paper, carbon paper
You will need your Sewing machine,( we have a machine to rent for $15 ) sewing tools like scissors, pins, 7-9" zipper, 3-5 yards pant weight muslin, a (Clover) double tracing wheel and all purpose sewing thread.
Instructor Name:
Kenneth D. King
Instructor Bio:
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 , 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.

Draft a Custom Trouser/Pants Pattern with Kenneth D. King- October 25-26

$ 725.00
Includes refreshments and lunch
Fri, Oct 25, 2024 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sat, Oct 26, 2024 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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