Are you looking for a sewing challenge in the New Year? Thinking about learning more about couture sewing? Maybe even thinking you might want to sew up something special for Valentine’s Day?
Look no further than Sewing Fundamentals With Kenneth D. King: The Dress, a sewing course available through BurdaStyle Academy.
The course was designed for the intermediate to advanced sewist who wants to improve their dressmaking skills with expert techniques and finishes. In it, you’ll learn couture construction techniques that give polished, professional results without taking up an unreasonable amount of time. You’ll discover the inner workings and structure that gives a couture dress its unmistakable finish and distinction.
Kenneth D. King is a couture eveningwear designer in New York City. He also teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the Haute Couture Certificate Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Kenneth’s books include Designer Techniques (1996), Designer Bead Embroidery (2006), and Cool Couture (2008). He has published fifteen instructional books-on-CD on various topics, which can be found at his web site, kennethdking.com.
His work is in the permanent collections of a variety of celebrities, as well as the museum permanent collections of the L.A. County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco, CA, the Oakland Museum in Oakland, CA, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Kenneth believes in taking the effort to build the best garment possible without wasting time. Strive for the illusion of perfection rather than perfection itself; Kenneth’s philosophy is to put the effort where it shows.
Follow along as Kenneth cuts out and constructs a demi-couture day dress. He demonstrates the successive stages of construction while explaining just how and — perhaps more importantly — why each of these steps is necessary for a fine garment. From laying out the fitted pattern to the finishing touches on the lining, Kenneth teaches all the steps necessary to execute a beautiful demi-couture dress using techniques that translate to formal garments as well.
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