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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.

Skills developed: in this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to take accurate measurements
  • Draft a custom bodice and sleeve slopers, using your own measurements. The end result will be slopers that fit your torso and arms like a second skin
  • How to add wearing ease to create the sloper, or block (the basic unit of pattern drafting).
  • How to use your sloper to create custom clothes or check a commercial pattern, which will enable you to use this tool as a fitting aid, making it easier to adjust patterns to your figure.
  • Kenneth will personally show you how to make fit adjustments and other alterations
  • Make a bodice, jacket and overcoat sloper master patterns.
  • Create a custom dress form or body double, complete with torso and arms.
  • You will also get lots of individual attention from Kenneth who will provide tons of helpful fitting information and tips

Seats are limited. No refunds after August 20, 2022 for the November 2022 Workshop unless a replacement is found. 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 ryliss@comcast.net for a list of preferred hotels in the area.

Skill Level:
beginner
Skill Details:
Advanced beginner
Materials Included:
rulers, scotch tape, pencils, pattern paper, irons
Requirements:
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

Cost:
$ 1,250.00
Fri, May 19, 2023 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat, May 20, 2023 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sun, May 21, 2023 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mon, May 22, 2023 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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