Online Class

Jean-ius!

Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit
$34.99$44.99

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

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kenneth D. King
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
12:09
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.
2. Preparing the Model Fit
20:30
3. Creating the Draft
35:43
4. Testing the Draft
12:35
5. Correcting the Draft
13:13
6. Draft to Pattern
19:02
7. Back Pockets & Yoke
36:04
8. Front Pockets
24:06
9. Fly Front & Zipper
26:23
10. Final Assembly
20:45
11. Finishing Details
52:10

Taught by

Kenneth D. King
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 Craftsy.
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