The next few months I’m sewing along with Kenneth D. King. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to learn how to recreate our favorite jeans using Kenneth D. King’s Jean-ius class on Craftsy. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
Okay, can I just start by saying that I want to be Kenneth King? He exudes such knowledge and confidence while still coming off as friendly and approachable. He sneaks in industry secrets so casually and almost without ego. He makes marking seamlines and grainlines fun!
One of the interesting things he shares is that copying a garment by taking it apart can introduce distortion. So, you’re actually better off going through this whole process than taking out your scissors!
Now that I have colored thread markings highlighting the seams, grain, and crossgrain on my jeans, I’m ready to reverse drape, as Kenneth King calls it, or make my rub off, as it’s called in the industry. It’s crazy to think I’ll already be making my pattern in next week’s lesson. I almost can’t wait! More Kenneth, please!
If you’re interested in taking this class yourself, follow this link for 40% off Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit with Kenneth D. King.