Smart Fitting Solutions, Kenneth D King

SKU: 9781631868566


One of the many joys of sewing is creating clothes that fit, and without a doubt, this book is an essential guide to achieve this.  We are delighted to be able to stock this 'garment making bible' (after nabbing a copy for ourselves first!).

A valuable addition to your reference library or a great present to the sewer in your life. 

Practical examples are shown on a broad range of body shapes to illustrate 35 fitting issues step by step. 

No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. In this comprehensive resource, Kenneth shows you how to understand shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment.

From there, he explains his Smart Fitting methods – net gain (add fabric), net loss (remove fabric), or no net gain or loss (move fabric around) – to make the necessary corrections to the pattern. Along the way, Kenneth draws on his 30+ years of patternmaking and couturier experience to help the sewer understand proportion, wearing ease, and design ease; learn how to measure correctly; learn about fitting and alteration methods; learn how to make a muslin – the gold standard of test garments; and learn how to alter patterns for 35 upper body fit issues.

There are also garment construction tips picked up during Kenneth’s years of couture sewing – things that make complex details a breeze.

Kenneth D. King is a contributing editor at Threads Magazine, couture fashion designer, author and popular professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He specialises in custom evening wear and his designs appear in the permanent collections of leading museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, renowned for its art and design collections.

Size: 220 × 285 mm
235 Pages
Hard Back
ISBN: 9781631868566

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