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Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit

with Kenneth D. King
Recreate your favorite jeans without taking them apart. Couturier Kenneth D. King teaches this amazing class, full of couture sewing techniques.
You’ll learn fitting and pattern alteration as you turn your jeans into a blueprint without taking them apart. Kenneth demonstrates his ingenious method to create a pattern that lets you make pair after pair of fun, flattering pants in any fabric, from casual to dressy, for women or men. In 11 lessons, he’ll walk you through measuring, drafting and construction. You’ll also be privy to construction tips picked up during Kenneth’s years of couture sewing — things that make complex details a total breeze.
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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Kenneth D. King, who will show you how to use your favorite jeans to create new trousers that fit like a dream, without destroying the original garment.


Lesson 2. Preparing the Model Fit


Lesson 3. Creating the Draft


Lesson 4. Testing the Draft


Lesson 5. Correcting the Draft


Lesson 6. Draft to Pattern


Lesson 7. Back Pockets & Yoke


Lesson 8. Front Pockets


Lesson 9. Fly Front & Zipper


Lesson 10. Final Assembly


Lesson 11. Finishing Details

I just loved this class. Although I have made jeans before, you can always glean new information, and this class is full of that. I loved using the organza for the pattern, and the technique for the zipper was new and better than what I had learned to do. Thank you, Kenneth, for a great class. I am a visual learner, so this really was wonderful for me.
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