online classes

Kenneth is offering private lessons in his New York studio.

 

Kenneth offers private lessons on the sewing or pattern drafting subject of your choice, by appointment. If you’re interested, email him for details!

NEW CLASS SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2022!

The Guipure Lace Jacket:
8 classes, 1 1/2 hours each, with one office hour arranged.
Class size limited to 20 students.


$295.00 for the eight weeks.


If you wish to sign up, you can send this amount through
Paypal to my email address: kennethdking@earthlink.net


Dates: Thursdays 7:00-8:30PM Eastern Time
Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 4


This class is to construct a cardigan-style jacket from guipure lace. Guipure lace needs special handling to make it stable and wearable, which we will address in this class. This class will be held on Zoom, with real-time discussion and prepared video. The zoom sessions will be recorded, and the students will have links to the class, as well as the
videos contained within.


We will start with the pattern, a 6-panel princess line cardigan pattern. After adjusting the pattern and making sure the muslin fits, we will progress through analyzing the lace, marking, cutting, interlining, and sewing the applique seams
to create invisible joins. The edge finish will be French bias binding, which gives the jacket structure and a little weight.


Included in the price is a one-hour office hour, so we can check fit and to answer any questions you have.
 

You can purchase the pattern from the Sewing and Design School.

 

Go to this link to purchase: https://www.sewinganddesignschool.com/module/class.htm?classId=410071
 

You can purchase some excellent laces through these two outlets:
Gorgeous Fabrics: https://gorgeousfabrics.com
Mendel Goldberg:http://www.mendelgoldbergfabrics.com

The Raglan coat:

8 classes, 1 1/2 hours, with one office hour arranged.

Class size limited to 20 students.

 

$295.00 for the eight weeks. 

 

If you wish to sign up, you can send this amount through Paypal to my email address: kennethdking@earthlink.net

 

Dates: Saturdays 12:00-1:30PM Eastern Time

Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2 and 9

 

The fully-lined raglan coat has been a popular in-person class, and Kenneth is now offering it online!

 

This course is a great introduction to tailoring. The details we will learn will polish your sewing skills--notably, installing the foolproof single welt pocket, Making the perfect one-piece roll collar, installing the lining, adding a cuff latch, and using shoulder pads to achieve the perfect raglan shape.

 

This 8-week course starts with measuring the pattern to determine adjustments, cutting and marking, And constructing the details in the proper order to complete a beautiful, and wearable raglan coat!

 

The sessions will last 1 1/2 hours, and each student also receives one office hour where they can discuss the execution of their project.

 

Class size limited to 20 students.

 

The pattern can be purchased from Ryliss Bod at the Sewing and Design

School (www.sewinganddesignschool.com). This is the link:

Orders in the United States:

https://www.sewinganddesignschool.com/module/class.htm?classId=294679

Orders internationally:

https://www.sewinganddesignschool.com/module/class.htm?classId=294680


 

Finishing the Invisible Zipper!

3 classes, 2 hours, $125.00 for the three sessions

If you wish to sign up, you can send this amount through Paypal to my email address: kennethdking@earthlink.net

Dates: Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time

February 9, 16, and 23

The invisible zipper is an amazing invention, but does present some construction challenges. The main one I hear asked about is finishing the top of the zipper on necklines.

 

After a demonstration of my friend Lynda Maynard's foolproof invisible zipper installation, the three classes will cover: Finishing on an unlined neckline, finishing on a lined neckline, and finishing on a faced neckline.

 

This class will give you an option to sew along, or observe and sew in your own time.

Trouser construction:

6 classes, 1 1/2 hours

$245.00 for the six weeks.

If you wish to sign up, you can send this amount through Paypal to my email address: kennethdking@earthlink.net

Dates: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30PM Eastern Time

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6

 

This six session class covers Kenneth's method of trouser construction.  We will be making a sample trouser, and the pattern will be included as a PDF file.

 

Beginning with the patternmaking needed to create all of the pieces for the different details, we will continue with construction.  This information will allow you to create the pieces using the sample trouser, or a trouser pattern you own.

 

Construction includes two types of front side pockets--one with a stay, one without.  Next we sew the back darts and construct the back trouser single-welt pocket. Then the fly front zipper is installed.

 

The trouser pieces are sewn together, the waistband is constructed and installed, and the final class covers the finishing and pressing.

 

There is no fitting in this class.  I would refer you to lyndamaynarddesigns.com for her excellent trouser fitting class.