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Ryliss Bod's PDF Princess Seam Unlined Hooded Coat Pattern
2 Size ranges are available. This was designed for a female but can also be used for a male. There are lengthen and shorten lines in the sleeves and torso.

PDF Pattern 32"- 46" Bust/Chest $21.95    Click Here 
Paper Patterns in sizes 32" to 46" Bust/Chest. $34.95 . Click Here  Mailed in the USA only.  If you live outside of the USA may I suggest you go to  for Ryliss Jeanna Bod's Designs

PDF Pattern 48" to 62" Bust/Chest $21.95  Click here
Paper Patterns sizes 48" to 62" Bust/Chest  $34.95  
Click Here  Mailed in the USA only.  If you live outside of the USA may I suggest you go to  for Ryliss Jeanna Bod's Designs.

New Online Altering & Hacking Pattern Class Part 1 includes Measuring the Body with directions, a Measurement Chart and the Minimum Ease for all garments and fabric types. $15. Register Here for Part 1.

Part 2 Online Altering and Hacking Patterns, 46 Photo Charts for Minimum Wearing Ease from Tops to Bottoms.  $49 Register Here

KDK Sewing Tool Bag

Check out Kenneth's video of how he used his old sewing bag. Click here.

The KDK bag will be sold with several prices.

Pick-up at the school, pre-paid on-line. Please add a note in shopping cart or send an email when you will be picking it up. Pick up times will be Monday or Wednesday 9:30-11:15 am and 12:30-3:30 pm or Saturday during a class. Bags will not be sold during class; only pre-paid bags may be picked up.

$82.58      KDK Bag Picked Up, includes Washington Sales Tax Click Here


$101.29    KDK Bag Shipped within Washington State, includes Washington Sales Tax and Shipping and Handling - Priority Mail   Click Here  

$92.00    KDK Bag Shipped in the US, includes Shipping and Handling - Priority Mail Click Here

$110.00 KDK Bag Shipped Internationally, includes Shipping and Handling - Priority Mail Click Here

Kenneth D. King's Lined Raglan Sleeve Coat PDF Pattern HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR LARGER SIZES!
New Version has sizes for 32" to 51" busts and is color code for different sizes.  There is 6" wearing ease in the bust.
PDF version $21.95   Click Here
Paper Version $34.95 Click Here
Sizing Chart Click Here

A printer suggestion will be sent to you.  She has great prices.

Kenneth D. King's Princess Seam Woman's PDF Cardigan/Jacket Pattern. 

This pattern is so versatile, Kenneth has made it with Guipure lace and his Online class will be announced soon!  I plan to make mine with a heavy sweater knit (hence the cardigan name) or maybe a double faux leather/suede but I also see it in a wool boucle. You can hack this pattern and make the length longer, lined it or leave it unlined.  I will be offering a hands on in person class to be announced as soon as I make up my sample jacket.  

Pattern will be emailed as a digital version for you to print out.  Suggested printer will be given with a discount code will be sent with the pattern.
$18.95 Click Here

Tacoma Poncho Pattern, $14 shipped in the US.  Click Here for more information.

Class Notes

Measuring the Body, Measurement Chart and Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types by Ryliss Bod. This is also Part 1 of the Altering and Hacking Patterns Course.
Photos with directions where to take body measurements, a Measurement Chart and the Minimum Wearing Ease for Fabric Types.
Using the body measurements, you are able to add the minimum wearing ease for woven fabrics, stretch woven fabrics and knits for

  • Tops/Shirts/Dresses
  • Vests
  • Jackets
  • Coats
  • Skirts
  • Pants
The Finished Garment Measurements will help you select the size of sewing pattern or ready to wear garment at a store.
Digital Version $15, Click here.

Beginning To Sew Class Notes by Ryliss Bod

Measurement Chart, Wearing Ease Chart. Finished Garment Measurement Guide for Woven Fabrics, Stretch Woven Fabrics, Knits and 2 way Stretch Knits, Sizing Charts, Fabric Basics, Threads, Needle and Tension Guide, Basic Sewing Construction Tips, and Construction Procedures for Upper Body garments and Lower Body Garments. 22 pages. The notes will be emailed to you to download.
Digital Version $27 Click here

Hems 101

This guide is helpful determining all depths of hems for a variety of garments and fabrics.
$12 Click Here

All of the shopping carts have a date and time - don't worry, that deadline will not end for the books or class notes.  You will be notified when the order is received, usually within 24 hours.  We are teachers and may be busy teaching. I live in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Standard Time Zone and Kenneth lives in New York, Eastern Standard time zone.

Many of the books are available in a digital version, perfect for you to save on a flash drive or on your Dropbox app.  You will receive the printing permission and you are able to email the books to a printing company to be printed in book form.  I prefer mine with a spiral binder.

The Minott Method Total Pattern Fit by Jan Minott.
This is an easy method of adjusting commercial patterns for dresses, tops, jackets and coats.

Digital Version for $21.95 click here

The Minott Method Skirts and Pants by Jan Minott. The Minott method takes into account figure differences; skirts and pants are drafted to fit one's hip shape and posture type, not just waist and hip measurements. 

Digital Version $21.95 Click Here.
Flash Drive $31.95 includes shipping within the US Click Here 

Buy Both Minott Books, Total Fit and Skirts and Pants, and save money.

Hello Ms. Bod, I wish to thank you for the download of Total Pattern Fit. I think it's great that you have made this available by download. I have Jan Minott's book Pants and Skirts and I find it to have information that no other source provides. Unique.

Thank you again for providing this information, conveniently and relatively inexpensively via the internet. Best wishes, Kathy F.

Digital Version of both books $37. Click Here

The Wrinkle Charts from the Minott Method Total Pattern Fit by Jan Minott. The wrinkle charts also include the alterations to correct the wrinkles found in a poor fit.
$15 Wrinkle Charts emailed to you as a Digital Version Click here
$20 includes shipping within the United States.  Click Here.
$40 includes shipping internationally  click here.

How Posture Controls Fit by Jan Minott
This is a handout given to student's attending Jan Minott Skirt and Pant Alteration Classes.
$12 Digital Version emailed to you Click Here.
$15 includes shipping within the United States. Click Here
$32 includes shipping Internationally.  Click Here

Lynda Maynard's Book De-Mystifying Fit
This Book offers a visual approach to fitting. A moulage/sloper/basic pattern that has been fitted or drafted to your personal measurements is duplicated in clear plastic with the necessary reference points (dart placement, waistline. apex, etc.). This "tool" can be placed on the commercial pattern to aid in pattern alteration. The necessary changes are clearly visible. This book guides you through the process from pattern alteration to fitting a muslin "test" garment.

$27.95 DIGITAL VERSION Click Here

$27.95 CD includes shipping in the US First Class Click Here
$39.95 CD includes shipping for International Mail and Canada First Class Click Here

PDF Books available on a Flash Drive or Digital Versions by Kenneth D. King

My guiding philosophy when writing these books is, that I want to write the books I wanted and needed when I was starting out. These PDF books are for those people, like myself, who wish to master the craft of haute couture pattern making and construction.


The big advantage of books on PDF is that I’m not limited by the constraints of publishing a paper book, but can include as many illustrations, photos, and explanations as I feel necessary, to be entirely clear about the topic.


Order Your Kenneth D. King Books Today


The Moulage – Digital Version $28.27
The Basic Sleeve – Digital Version $22.27
Advanced Sleeve – Digital Version $28.27
Trouser Draft – Digital Version $ 28.27
Birth of a Bustier – Digital Version $28.27

The Collars – Digital Version $28.27
Necklines and Draping – Digital Version $28.27
The Skirts – Digital Version $28.27
Dress Lines – Digital Version $22.27
Tailored Jacket – Digital Version $30.27
Leather and Fur – Digital Version $29.27

Brush Fringe Jacket - Digital Version $20.27
Handbag Construction – Digital Version $28.27

Embellishments – Digital Version $28.27

Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan – Digital Version $29.29

Making Patterns From Existing Garments – Digital Version $28.27
Patternmaking 1 – Digital Version $34.27
Patternmaking 2 – Digital Version $34.27

Book Descriptions

The Moulage - DIGITAL VERSION - $28.27

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.

The book starts out with an introduction and some history of the development of pattern drafting systems. This is followed by a discussion of the proper way to measure the figure, for this system. The book shows a video demonstration of these measurements.

Calculations of the measurements follow. Measurements are in both inches, and metric. The book then proceeds to show, step by step, how to draft the moulage back, then the front. Common adjustments to the muslin is next, followed by instructions on drafting the men's moulage.

From the Moulage the book will cover how to add wearing ease to create the sloper, or block (the basic unit of pattern drafting). A chapter on "special cases" follows, covering unusual situations such as osteoporosis.

Finally A discussion of how to use your sloper to check a commercial pattern will enable you to use this tool as a fitting aid, making it easier to adjust patterns to your figure.

The follow-up to this book is, The Basic Sleeve

The Basic Sleeve - DIGITAL VERSION $22.27
Once you get your slopers, you will need a sleeve. This book continues with the Ecole Guerre-Lavigne system, to draft the three most basic set-in sleeves: Shirt sleeve, fitted sleeve with elbow dart, and two-part tailored sleeve.

Before drafting these sleeves, there are calculations to be done to generate the values for the draft. Inches and metric are both used here. The three sleeves are demonstrated with step-by-step illustrations that will lead you through the entire draft.


Finally a discussion of common adjustments to the sleeve, and other considerations, are covered.

Advanced Sleeve- DIGITAL VERSION $28.27

This is a continuation of the French pattern drafting method I learned from my teacher. In this book, we cover more complex set-in sleeves, drafting raglan sleeves, and drafting the Kimono (cut as one with the bodice, as opposed to a set-in) sleeve. Also covered are the common adjustments needed to make the sleeves fit once they are drafted. There are 215 pages to this book, which, like the others, is in PDF format, so you can take it to Kinko's and have it printed off if you like (or print it on your home printer).

Trouser Draft - DIGITAL VERSION - $28.27
The trouser draft starts with a video, 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

Birth of a Bustier - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27
If you've ever made strapless garments, or high-faced waistbands, you will know how difficult it is to make a garment that stays in position, and performs reliably. So, I've expanded on an article I wrote for Threads Magazine, and produced this book! People sometimes ask, "I don't make evening wear, why do I need this information?" It is precisely the high faced waistband. It is in a sense, a very short strapless garment, one that doesn't go over the bust.

After a brief introduction in the book, I cover first, the steps to get a well-fitting pattern for a strapless garment. This, as you know, is key to the process. (I use The Moulage, so if you don't have that book, it is recommended.)

From there, I cover the materials needed for this type of construction, along with a resource list.

From there, I cover two types of construction--Bustier construction, and corset construction. A section on how to adapt this information to make the high-faced-waistband is also included.

There are 141 pages, with many illustrations in the pattern making section, and many color photos in the construction section, taking you through all the steps to create a garment that performs reliably and fits perfectly.

The Collars - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27
This is a continuation of the pattern drafting system I learned from my teacher, who studied at the Ecole de Guerre-Lavigne in Paris.

We start with collars drafted on a rectangle (band collar, shirt collar, peter pan), then continue on to V-neck collars. Under this section we start with the "rules" surrounding V-necklines, then cover the collars that set onto the neckline, such as the all-in-one collars, and the insertion collars.

Finally we go to the "semi-collars", collars that don't set onto a classic V-neckline or round neckline. 135 pages.

Necklines and Draping - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27
In necklines, we will start out with some classic necklines, like the broad oval, boat neckline, and the high shaped neckline. Then we cover "neckline theory". My teacher added to the body of knowledge of the system she used, by inventing this method of controlling necklines that are low in back as well as front. This makes one able to make a neckline that doesn't gap in front or back. Once you understand neckline theory, we continue on with the draped necklines, and finish up with flat pattern draping. A discussion of how to control the neckline during garment construction, complete with lots of photos, is included. 141 pages.

The Skirts - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27
This is another installment in the series of couture pattern making books. This 191 pages book shows how to draft skirts from measurements, and includes the straight skirts, the flared skirts, gored skirts, panel insertion skirts, and some novelty skirts. At the end is a section on adjusting the skirt for proper fit.

There is also a video, demonstrating the proper measuring of the figure for drafting skirts

 Dress Lines- DIGITAL VERSION $22.27

This is the final installment in the series of couture pattern making books. Dress Lines (116 pages) starts with the sloper generated from "The Moulage"  and shows the classic dress line drafts. It begins with the A-line dresses, then the two princess line drafts, the two tent dress drafts, and the Empire line draft. The Dress Lines book finishes the series of pattern drafting, as Kenneth learned it from his teacher.

Tailored Jacket - DIGITAL VERSION $30.27

I am excited about this book, as it is the book I would have wanted when I was learning how to make tailored garments. My aim was to create a book that illustrates the process so well that one would feel confident to try an tailored jacket, knowing that there would be enough photographs to illustrate what the process in the text would look like.

This  book has been proof-read by my three master proof-readers, Kathy Judd, Anne Fukano, and Shireen Irvine Perry--they each gave their comments and questions, which showed me where I needed to to make certain points clearer or add more photos to really exactly explain a point or process.


It covers the construction of my tailored jacket by following a jacket, from the cutting out to the finishing. The text is illustrated with over 300 photos, showing even the smallest details in the process I use to make my tailored jackets. Some of the topics covered are:


  • Materials and tools
  • Patternmaking to create the linings, facings, and other corollary pieces so that all pieces fit together perfectly
  • Interlinings
  • The cutting list, so you know what materials to cut the different pieces from.
  • Complete construction of the garment, with "sidebars" at different points in the process. For example:
    • When handling the body interfacing, we will cover how to apply shields if desired, and also how to handle bound buttonholes with an interfacing.
    • Cuff with vent, as well as plain cuff
    • The perfect way to ease a sleeve cap
    • Constructing the notch lapel, as well as the shawl lapel.
    • Handling uneven shoulders
    • Constructing the lining, including installing the hidden lining pocket and piping
    • And more!

Leather and Fur Digital Version, $29.27 Click Here

In this PDF book, Kenneth outlines his techniques for sewing first, leather, and then fur. Tools and materials are covered, as well as classic seams in leather, and fur. The final section includes two projects Kenneth produced for clients–converting an ocelot evening coat into a safari jacket, and making a leather and hair weave statement coat! This would be a good companion text for Kenneth’s DVD from Taunton Press, called “Smart Sewing With Fake Fur. You can find it by clicking here!

Brush Fringe Jacket- DIGITAL VERSION $20.27
Frayed and fringed edges are being seen in fashion, from the streets to the runways of Paris. This book shows how to make tailored clothing with self-fringed edges, while still being able to incorporate sew-in interfacings. Covered are welt pockets, patch pockets, collars, and jacket facings and hems. Conceived as a companion volume to the Tailored Jacket. 63 pages.

Handbag Construction - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27
I've got a new book available--it's called Handbag Construction!

This came out of on-line handbag classes I've had the privilege of teaching for It features both the soft, and rigid types of construction that I do, complete with lots of photos, so you can really see the important details, to make a success of your project.


The book also has added sections on using closures and handles, a section on the necessary materials and tools, and a resource list. And, finally, there's photo gallery of my favorite bag creations (drawn from my archives), along with comments on how they were made.


There are lots of photos in this book (I like the photos), and the gallery photos have gotten especially good reviews. This is 96 pages, in the Adobe PDF format, just like all my other books.

Making Patterns from Existing Garments - DIGITAL VERSION - $28.27
This book outlines the method of taking a pattern from an existing garment, without taking that garment apart. Kenneth's method uses buff-colored silk organza as the medium with which to retrieve the information from a garment. In photos, he demonstrates how to get the information from the existing garment, and transfer that information to paper. ??

There's a special section on using this method to copy trousers, a section on how to find grain lines when they aren't readily visible, a section on how to find grain lines on shirts and blouses, and a section on copying puffed sleeves. A separate section shows how to handle pleats in garments.


Then, in the section on pattern making, he shows how to translate this information into a working pattern, complete with facings, interlinings, and linings.
This PDF is 142 pages, with photos and illustrations.

Embellishments - DIGITAL VERSION $28.27

There's a new  book out by Kenneth! "Embellishments" gathers many diverse embellishment techniques that Kenneth has written about, taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and across the country. At over 170 pages, with many, many photographs, this is a compendium of techniques that Kenneth has used over the years. The information is divided into four sections: Flowers, Braids, Pleating embellishments, and miscellaneous techniques.
This is over 170 pages, with photos and illustrations.

Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan DIGITAL VERSION - $29.27

This book contains:


  1. Improved Seam Roll
  2. Sewing with the bobbin thread
  3. A new scarf edge
  4. Sewing inside curves to outside curves
  5. Cutting loosely-woven fabrics
  6. Boning from the hardware store
  7. Recycling/Upcycling a jacket
  8. Restyling worn coat edges



  1. Working with lame’ fabrics
  2. Staying necklines and armholes
  3. Staying curves with crossgrain muslin
  4. Inside miter for Hong Kong binding
  5. Bias binding to finish armholes and hems
  6. Lapped seams on a sweater
  7. Seams in bulk fabrics
  8. Double cloth patch pocket
  9. Double welt pocket for felted wool or leather


Drafting and construction details:

  1. Moving fare in a skirt
  2. Skirt fly front/pocket stay
  3. Surgeons; cuff
  4. Cut-on gusset-Norfolk jacket
  5. The action back jacket
  6. The loden coat
  7. Flange yoke detail
  8. The hybrid lapel facing
  9. The stand-away collar

*International Orders are shipped through Air Mail.

My guiding philosophy when writing these books is, that I want to write the books I wanted and needed when I was starting out. These CD, Flash drive or digital books are for those people, like myself, who wish to master the craft of haute couture pattern making and construction.

The big advantage of books on CD, Flash Drive or Digital is that I’m not limited by the constraints of publishing a paper book, but can include as many illustrations, photos, and explanations as I feel necessary, to be entirely clear about the topic.

Patternmaking 1 Course Notes Developed to Teach Patternmaking DIGITAL VERSION - $34.27

Patternmaking 2 Course Notes Developed to Teach Patternmaking DIGITAL VERSION - $34.27

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Vintage Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine

Singer 221
Beautiful straight stitches, a quilter's dream.  It's is perfect to take to workshops, it comes with a black carrying case.
$499 plus tax
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