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.
This week we moved from pattern paper to fabric, making a muslin (or toile) so that we can check the fit of our self-made jeans pattern before cutting into our denim. Prof. King walked us through his way of transferring a paper pattern to fabric. I won’t give away all of his tips, but I will say he highly recommends a dual tracing wheel for marking both stitching lines and cutting lines. I bought one last year when I first watched these videos, and I’ve used it quite a lot, mostly whenever I can’t get away with using my seam allowance guide. I’d recommend both if you like sewing gadgets.
I feel like we’re moving so quickly! Next week we’re checking the actual fit! Crazy!
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.