Online Class

The Carefree Fly-Front Coat

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Let couture designer Kenneth D. King show you how to sew a timeless tailored coat as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Vogue 8841 jacket/coat pattern (mailed separately)
  • Downloadable class resources , including a printable supply list and detailed guidelines for customizing your pattern
  • 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 downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Create a classic fly-front coat by combining secrets of old-world tailoring with Kenneth'’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 the free Vogue pattern included with this class. 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. Enroll now!

What You'’ll Learn:

* Patternmaking techniques such as creating facings, yokes and inseam pockets

* Coat construction techniques including lining and shoulder pad insertion, collar construction and easing a sleeve cap

* Finishing techniques such as sewing hems and lining, and binding seams

What You'’ll Make:

* A tailored fly-front coat

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Kenneth D. King & Get Started
Meet Kenneth D. King, learn about his inspiration for the class and get started with the nuts and bolts of planning your project.
2. Drafting the Details
3. Front Facing, Lining & Binding
4. Preparing the Sleeves
5. Constructing the Collar
6. Body & Inseam Pockets
7. Adding the Fly Front
8. Pressing, Buttonholes & Hem
9. Sleeves & Shoulder Pads
10. Finishing

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.

Vogue Misses'/Misses' Petites

Bust (in.)29 1/2"30 1/2"31 1/2"32 1/2"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"
Chest (in.)27 1/2"28 1/2"29 1/2"30 1/2"32"34"36"38"40"42"44"46"
Waist (in.)22"23"24"25"26 1/2"28"30"32"34"37"39"41 1/2"
Hip (in.)31 1/2"32 1/2"33 1/2"34 1/2"36"38"40"42"44"46"48"50"
Back Waist Length (in.)15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"17 1/4"17 1/2"17 3/4"18"
Petite Back Waist Length (in.)14"14 1/4"14 3/4"15"15 1/4"15 1/2"15 3/4"16"16 1/4"16 1/2"16 3/4"17"

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