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Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit taught by Kenneth D. King

Recreate your favorite jeans without taking them apart. Couturier Kenneth D. King teaches this amazing class, full of couture sewing techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? I used a cotton lycra fabric as these are firm fitting capris so I needed some stretch for ease.

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What are you most proud of? The whole look and replicating the exact trousers I love so much. Kenneth's take on zippers and his finish on the waistband ends was the best and one that I will continue to do now. I am also pedantic when it comes to finishes and believe that the inside of a garment should be just as good as the outside.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos til the end before commencing along with reading all the comments under each section (you may get some further tips or the questions you have may already be answered by Kenneth)...... Make sure all your grain lines are straight and use the coloured pencils Kenneth recommends as they really are the best for tracing onto fabric. I can't wait for Kenneth's next class on Craftsy!

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Nice job! Looks very nice.

09/23/2012 Flag

Amazing!

04/13/2013 Flag

Very nice

06/10/2013 Flag

Fabulous sewing Lexy - the trousers look RTW!!

07/20/2013 Flag

I haven't yet decided to take this course because I don't know if it's what I'm looking for. I have a very small waist and cannot ever find slacks to fit me unless they have an elastic waist. I recently bought 2 pairs of jeans at Goodwill that fit me in the butt and legs. Then, with them inside out and on me, I pinned the waists and created darts but as you can imagine, that's a lot of denim fabric to bunch up and try to sew at the waist. (I had to manually push my sewing machine needle thru the fabric layers.) Will this course help me to fit jeans to my waist? That's all I'm looking for.

08/04/2013 Flag

No, this course covers the copying of an existing garment, not fit issues. Perhaps try the Craftsy course by Sandra Betzina-Pant Fitting.....

08/06/2013 Flag

Thank you, Lexley!

08/12/2013 Flag