Online Class


Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit

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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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
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
3. Creating the Draft
4. Testing the Draft
5. Correcting the Draft
6. Draft to Pattern
7. Back Pockets & Yoke
8. Front Pockets
9. Fly Front & Zipper
10. Final Assembly
11. Finishing Details

Taught by

Kenneth D. King
Kenneth D. King
As a custom couture designer in Manhattan, and an adjunct professor in the Haute Couture Certificate Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kenneth is an authority on sewing and fashion. He's also the author of multiple sewing books, and a contributing editor for Threads Magazine. Kenneth's work can be found in the permanent collections of museums and the private collections of celebrities like Elton John, Don Johnson, and Geena Davis. Kenneth's vast construction and patternmaking knowledge makes his classes an indispensable resource—his charisma and humor make them a joy to watch.
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