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4-day Custom Dress Form & Moulage Workshop with Kenneth D. King

Do you have fitting problems? Resolve them by creating a custom moulage and dress form, complete with arms.

Learn how to draft a custom bodice sloper and sleeve pattern using your own measurements, as well as a custom dress form (your very own body double) in this 4-day pattern making workshop with Fashion Designer and Couturier Kenneth D. King.

The moulage is the foundation of the pattern drafting system taught by the Ecole Guerre-Lavigne in Paris. This is a system of measuring the figure, calculating, and drafting a pattern that will fit the torso like a second skin, incorporating any of the infinite variations of shape the human figure can take.

This is not just a small group workshop, it is an event! We truly go all out - the space is beautiful and inviting, the setting small and intimate. The registration fee includes a yummy lunch and refreshments, too.

Bring your own sewing machine or rent a Bernina for $30 click here.

You will need to bring your own dress form. Be sure to have a form smaller than you because we will be building them up. Suggested form for women click here.  Suggested form for men, click here.  You may have them shipped to the school if you are traveling in from a far.(Sewing and Design School, 4424 6th Ave, Suite 2, Tacoma, WA 98406.   If you wish to order a collapsible shoulder dress form, click here.

A great place to order TWO 30" separating zipper is Wawak Sewing, click here. It's only $2.39.  They have great prices on all zippers and sewing tools...

Level: This small group workshop is perfect for the confident beginner (male and female), ages 16 and up.

Registration Deadline: Seats are limited.  No refunds after March 5, 2023 for the May 2023 Workshop unless a replacement is found.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of students is not reached (in which case students will receive a full refund).

Accommodations: if you are joining us from out of town, please for a list of preferred hotels in the area.

Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Advanced beginner
Materials Included:
rulers, scotch tape, pencils, pattern paper, irons
Sewing machine (you may rent one of the school's), a dress form, sewing tools, scissors, pins, double tracing wheel, 3 yards muslin, Two 30" separating zipper, 3 packages of Fusible batting (2-3 yards min), Raglan Shoulder pads, a well fitting bra.
Instructor Name:
Kenneth D. King
Instructor Bio:
Kenneth is 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 Professional's 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 on Craftsy.

4-day Custom Dress Form & Moulage Workshop with Kenneth D. King

$ 1,250.00