Kenneth D. King

The Carefree Fly-Front Coat

Kenneth D. King
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Meet Kenneth D. King, learn about his inspiration for the class and get started with the nuts and bolts of planning your project.
Kenneth shows how to draft various components of your coat, from the front facing to the back yoke and lining.
Stay-stitch your curves and bind your jacket pieces with a polished Hong Kong finish. Kenneth will show you how!
You'll make a cuff latch and learn how to get sharp corners and clean topstitching on your sleeves. Kenneth also shows how to finish your cuffs and sew the sleeve lining.
A well-constructed collar is key to a professional-looking garment. Learn Kenneth's tips for drafting, sewing, grading and pressing.
As you assemble the front of the coat, you'll be incorporating pockets at the seam line. Kenneth guides you step-by-step through the process.
Kenneth demonstrates how to attach the lining to your coat and add the fly facings to create the front fly.
A good pressing is key to a great-looking garment. Learn Kenneth's professional tips, and follow along as he adds buttonholes, closes the fly front and adds topstitching.
Don't let sleeves intimidate you! With Kenneth's guidance, you'll shape your sleeve cap, pin and sew it in, then make and install a sleeve head and shoulder pad for a great silhouette.
Finish up your garment with a little hand-stitching, lining attachment and the addition of buttons. Then go model your brand-new fly-front coat!
10 Lessons
3  hrs 57  mins

Create a classic fly-front coat by combining secrets of old-world tailoring with Kenneth D. King’s own innovative techniques. Learn to sew luxurious seam finishes, shape the perfect collar, and hand-finish jacket sleeves and shoulder pads to add a couture finish to a Vogue jacket pattern. You’ll also learn to draft easy design details such as in-seam pockets and an elegant half-lining to turn a simple coat into a custom masterpiece. “The Carefree Fly-Front Coat” is the perfect introduction to tailoring, taught step-by-step by one of the most respected teachers and designers in the sewing world.

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 8841 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Kenneth D. King

Kenneth D. King is a Manhattan-based custom couture designer whose work can be found in the wardrobes of celebrities such as Elton John and Geena Davis. He shares his vast knowledge of construction and patternmaking as an author, contributing editor to Threads magazine and much-loved instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and right here on Bluprint.

Kenneth D. King

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