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Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

May 28, 2013
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Visit Threads on Facebook and fill out the official entry form to win!

The Threads Insider Anniversary celebration continues with more giveaways! This week, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a copy of Smart fitting with Kenneth D. King three-DVD workshop. 

Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King
In this three-DVD set, Kenneth walks you through his unique fitting approach of net gain, net loss, and no net change. He shows you step-by-step how to apply his approach when fitting tops, jackets, skirts, and trousers for various body shapes. You’ll also learn how to evaluate the fit of a test garment, make corrections on a muslin, and adjust the pattern accordingly. With Kenneth’s common-sense approach, you’ll be able to achieve a garment that fits perfectly.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Please leave a comment below detailing why you would like to win

—OR—

2. visit Threads on Facebook and fill out the official entry form by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 4, 2013. The winner will be randomly chosen, notified via e-mail, and announced on or around June 7.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. DVD giveaway begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on May 28, 2013 and ends 11:59 ET on June 4, 2013. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway void where prohibited.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner for the duration of the giveaway. The prize is as follows.
• Prize – 1 copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King DVD workshop – retail value $149.95

WINNING: Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on June 4, 2013. On or about June 7, 2013, 1 winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the selection. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZE: Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

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  1. user-3517673 October 10th

    I love to sew, but fitting is my most challenging issue. If I master that, I am golden!

  2. CaroLeeWI May 8th

    Fitting is a constant challenge especially as we age. What worked yesterday does not necessarily work well today and we seem to be in a constant state of change. Over more than 50 years of sewing and just as many classes on fitting,I am always up to learning new ways of doing the job. I have appreciated Kenneth King 's talent in garment structure and thank him for sharing with us.

  3. User avater user-2044832 September 14th

    I have always enjoyed making my own clothes but I find that as I age and fitting is more difficult, I focus more and more on other kinds of sewing. I have a wonderful, large stash of fabrics waiting to be turned into equally wonderful things to wear. I just need to get past the fitting issues.

  4. yummytops September 10th

    I have been sewing for over 50 years but have not been able to master fitting. I would love to learn from Kenneth King and do more garment sewing.

  5. jans6870 June 20th

    I would love to win this DVD workshop! I have several fitting problems and struggle with adjusting patterns. I have a few patterns adjusted to fit comfortably, but I think they could fit better. I would love to learn how to do a better job.

  6. LoriIKC June 4th

    One more try... For some reason my comment did not go through the last 2 times I tried to post it.

    Our ASG Chapter just acquired these DVDs for the Chapter library. There is already a waiting list of members who would like to check them out. I would love to win my own set.

  7. User avater user-2468519 June 4th

    I would love to win this dvd. I think Kenneth King is awesome and I need help learning to sew for a hard to fit granddaughter. I've sewn clothes for many years, but not for someone hard to fit, and could use all the help I can get.

  8. joyjen June 4th

    I would love to win this set of DVD's. I think it would really help me take my sewing to a new level of excellence.

  9. LoriIKC June 4th

    My local ASG chapter just purchased this set for our library. There is already a waiting list to check them out.

  10. User avater MilenaBella June 4th

    I love Kenneth D. King, and I just HAVE to win this DVD. I was planning for some time now to make a dress dummy using the moulage method of draping the dressform cover, Kenneth teaches, and this would be incredible to win. I would be ecstatic.

  11. User avater acatalina2 June 3rd

    Just when I think I've got the right fit I realize that I can't fit worth a darn! ARGH!

  12. user-537631 June 3rd

    When I sew, I forget everything else and am in my own little world. Fitting is so important and I still have so much to learn. This is why I would love to have this wonderfull resource.

  13. User avater sewaugust June 3rd

    I love to be in my sewing room...sewing! But fitting is the most frustrating part, especially when your top is bigger than your bottom. I would sew love to take the frustation out of fitting for a larger bust!

  14. user-1120994 June 3rd

    I have made clothing for many years but still have so much to learn about fitting. I took several classes from Kenneth when he came to Alaska for the Alaska Fiber Festival a few years back and learned so much. I'm ready for more!
    Gail Ramsay

  15. Senor King is my super hero (though he seemingly opts out of all things spandex - pity).

  16. phoebe1beloved June 2nd

    I have not sewn for myself for years (I used to make all my clothes) because my shape has changed such that I have not been able to fit myself. All the books I have tried have not helped me. Perhaps seeing it in motion and with KK's view of fitting, I will be able to sew for myself again.

  17. JennyEbner June 2nd

    Kenneth King is the best and to have his new DVD would be awesome. Having taken a class with Kenneth on fitting pants, I am well aware how talented he is, and to be able to cash in on his knowledge of fitting other garments would be so incredibly helpful.

  18. marysol23 June 2nd

    I studied Fashion Design long time ago. When I got married I came to the USA and realize that there was not a big opportunity here for my career, and my husband earnings wasn't enough, I had to find a job, i was working in different stores and then I got pregnant. I didn't want to leave my baby in a day care so I had to find a job that let me stay with my baby most of the time so I started cleaning houses. I never quit sewing at all, I made my baby clothes, doing crafts, learning new skills and I discover the wonderful art of cloth doll's making. Since I was a little kid I made the clothes for my dolls even their lingerie. Last year I decided to start doing something about my passion that is Fashion Design and I started learning again it's been a long time without doing what I was born to do.My daughter is a teenager now and I stared sewing dresses for Her but I lost a lot of practice and since I quit cleaning houses and started my dream I don't make much money yet' I would love to have that course with all my heart!!

  19. user-2048782 June 2nd

    I would love to win this set. kK is has given so much grate information to all of us sewing lovers. I am looking forward to hearing any knowledge he has to share with us. my best ,Mary


  20. StitchingSiren June 2nd

    Mr. King is the only person I want teaching me how to correct fitting issues. I love to sew and more often than not need to sew on a budget. This makes my sewing run into fitting issues due to my quest for creating clothing.

  21. KathyDyk June 1st

    I've just started sewing for myself after many, many years of sewing for kids. I cannot believe all the fitting challenges I've run into. Definitely could use this book to help me muddle through the process so that I can begin to create some nice things for myself.

  22. memarston June 1st

    As a public school teacher who has not had a pay raise for the last four years I drooled over this series but just could not purchase it! I love to sew but, fit has always been a challenge. I have taken fitting classes but my understanding is just not deep enough!

  23. soexperimental June 1st

    thank you for this offer. I amongst many others would love to win. I am self taught, and really love the creative side of sewing...but it is not much good if it doesn't fit, is it?

  24. user-2051428 June 1st

    It would be awesome to have a Kenneth D. King DVD to help me with fitting techniques. I wasn't blessed with hips so I have to make my clothes fit.

  25. sk27 May 31st

    Sewing garments is a frustrating, expensive and futile experience if you lack fitting knowledge and skills. KK is an excellent teacher with valuable expertise to share those who want to create fabulous fitting garments.

  26. Debra2002 May 31st

    Test post. Please do not enter me into the contest.

  27. TahsisVoyager May 31st

    I need this book because my body isn't the same perfect shape it was in my 20s and 30s. I'm having trouble making clothes that I want to wear, and I believe it's the fit that turns me off.

  28. User avater ALY May 31st

    I have all of Kenneth's books on moulage, sleeves, necklines etc. and would love to add this DVD to my collection. He is a wealth of knowledge and an excellent teacher.

  29. SewBeachy May 31st

    I'm a beginner and I would love to learn how to do techniques I'm not sure how to do (because directions don't help!!), how to use a dress form and create something pretty for my usually smaller than pattern size.

    Ladies, it says above that you can also enter the contest by posting here, or on facebook, so you do not have to enter via facebook. :)

  30. user-990455 May 31st

    I think K King is a great teacher,and would love to win the fitting DVD set because I am losing weight and need to refit many of my patterns as well as alter my favorite pieces.

  31. User avater ChrisLucas May 31st

    I'd love to win a copy as I love K King and I know for sure I'll learn lots of great tips on getting a better fit from everything I sew. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :)

  32. User avater ibSmiley May 31st

    All the books of Kenneth D. King that I have read, I love. Imagine how awesome his DVD's are!

  33. Va1erieKay May 30th

    sounds like a great book! I would love to win copy :)

  34. User avater JoJo15 May 30th

    I have loved sewing since age 7. Now I have a grown daughter entering work and I would love to make beautiful polished clothes for her. I will soon retire and want to get back to my first found gift. With these DVDs by Mr. King, I could grow my gift into a beautiful talent.

  35. Isidore May 30th

    I'd love to win this because patterns, like RTW, never fit me right out of the envelope.

  36. User avater HStorm May 30th

    I would love to learn how to avoid fitting pitfalls and have perfectly fitted clothes every time. Thanks!

  37. user-290313 May 30th


    I practically quit sewing several years ago after making the wedding dress for one of our daughters. I was absolutely burned out with sewing and trying to fit patterns although I had done so for a very long time. Now that I'm retired, I would like to return to a hobby I love and find uses for the stow of fabric I have. Having the "Smart Fitting" DVDs by Kenneth D. King sounds like the perfect way to re-enter the wonderful world of sewing!

  38. sewist100 May 30th

    Allowing for two ways to enter this contest so quickly in response to input from customers is excellent customer service! Thank you, Evamarie Gomez and Debra Sennefelder.

    I am a longtime sewer and consumer of Taunton Products. I would love to win the Kenneth King Smart Fitting DVD set for 3 reasons:

    First, I continue to struggle with fit even though I have checked out every book in my library system on fit trying to learn the techniques in each.

    Second, I have some limitations due to an illness that can make reading and detail work more difficult. I own Taunton DVDs on topics other than fitting, and now find DVDs an easier way for me to engage and learn than books.

    Third, I'm a fan of Kenneth King, took his classes on copying RTW garments and zipper welts through patternreview.com before they included video content, and have his book Cool Couture. His teaching style and ability to demonstrate are so effective. I've been hoping to see a DVD series like this from him. He's a great talent and I applaud Taunton for publishing this Smart Fitting series. I think it would be a real help to me.

  39. User avater LinLohLan May 30th

    Two years ago, I took an hour long free fitting class at a sewing expo and learned so much. Of course, it only scratched the surface of the topic. Having dvd's that I can replay would be ideal. I'm a pear: if I buy patterns, I have to alter them to fit, so buy to fit my top and wing it enlarging the bottom. I have a number of thrift store bargains - some that still had their original upscale department store price tags - and am eager to try new skills making those fit. A major fabric store opened across the street from me & I purchase 3 patterns the day they opened. Yes, I need these dvd's!

  40. User avater MissPat May 30th

    I would absolutely love to have these DVD's. Mr. King is wonderful and definitely is a wonderful teacher.

  41. jdetrick May 30th

    Who wouldn't like to achieve a better fit? Count me in to the drawing! I've enjoy all of Kenneth King's articles and CDs. Great resource.

  42. Jabm May 30th

    I would love to have the opportunity to scrutinize my fitting with the aid of a master. This DVD could be the "missing link" in my efforts to create a high quality garment.
    Besides that, It would just be a wonderful thrill to be so close to excellence and have it at my fingertips, in this profession!c

  43. User avater mpgizmo2 May 30th

    I would love the DVDS. I need all the fitting help I can get.

  44. suzannity May 30th

    I'm at a point in my sewing where I'm trying to fit but can't figure out some situations. I need help. I know enough to recognize bad fit, and it makes me crazy when I can't fix it. Kenneth D. King's written lessons are easy for me to follow and understand. A DVD where he shows me what to do would be even better. He can help me. Winning a copy would be great!

  45. stephotshka May 30th

    Would love to win Smart fitting because I'm always looking for better and more accurate ideas to solve fitting problems on myself and on my students.

  46. cozy6 May 30th

    I would love to win the Smart Fitting with Kenneth D King because I think he is awesome. I have taken his 2 classes on Craftsy.com. If he had another class I would take that one too. He is a wonderful instructor. I enjoy trying to make a garments fit just perfect. Sometimes I am not quite sure what to do. I am sure I would gain lots of insight into fitting by watching his DVD.

  47. littlefriz May 30th

    Kenneth D. King is "The King" of haute couture and fitting. Winning this video series will only enhance my sewing techniques!

  48. User avater Mimi_Oh May 30th

    I would love to receive one of these DVD sets. I enjoy his contributions to Threads and already own his book "Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style (Singer Studio)". This would make a wonderful addition to my sewing resource library!!!

  49. Elizam May 30th

    I have taken a couple of classes from Kenneth King and found them to be methodically and clearly presented. The forums I had participated in were very informative. The experience has helped me to advance my sewing skills. I would love to be able to add Smart Fitting to my reference library.

  50. sailcocktail May 30th

    I'm just getting back into fashion sewing after taking 25 years off to have kids. My shape just isn't the same as when I sewed my formal dresses back in high school -- I need HELP to fit myself...I know KDK can help me...please???

  51. User avater patsijean May 29th

    I have taken two on-line classes by Kenneth King on Craftsy--Jean-ius and The Carefree Fly-front Coat. Whoever wins is in for a treat.

  52. Tempest1961 May 29th

    Having just returned to sewing from a 12 - 15 year hiatus, any and every help will do. Smart fitting will be just the right aide for me right now.

  53. User avater user-1110045 May 29th

    Having a DVD Tutorial with Mr King is a treat. It would be a great resource to use in my sewing. I have still so much to learn.

  54. user-878479 May 29th

    I have NEVER been able to make anything structured to fit my broad shouldered bod and flat butt. I need help from Kenneth King!

  55. User avater sewjazzy May 29th

    I am a long time fan of Kenneth King. Pick me please!

  56. user-1109679 May 29th

    Finally starting to figure out fit after 40 yrs of sewing - but still need all the help I can get..

  57. Katie May 29th

    Kenneth King is awesome. I have been tackling some fitting issues for a friend who is learning to sew; this would be a great help!

    And ditto to all the Facebook complaints. I love Threads; I do not want the connection to FB.

  58. LAKBerry May 29th

    Kenneth King is great! Intuitive genius! I'd love to win this to learn his techniques.

  59. User avater pssews May 29th

    What an opportunity to learn with a master!! This has definitely been a problem area for me and my ever changing and aging body!!I would love to own this fantastic DVD!

  60. I took a tailored jacket class with Kenneth and learned so much. I'd love to win this. Thank you for the chance to do so.

  61. Dmt6orr May 29th

    Is there anything more important and more challenging than FIT? I have tried so many approaches to fit and I'm still looking for the ONE - hoping this is it.

  62. threadbender May 29th

    I have taken classes from Mr. King on Craftsy and learned so much! I would love to have this class on fitting from an expert like him. Thanks for the opportunity!

  63. SRasof May 29th

    Would love to win this. I have tried getting out books form the library, but I just learn more clearly by seeing the entire process done, as opposed to reading it and trying to piece it together from pictures. Thanks!

  64. User avater SheSewGood May 29th

    I would love to win the smart fitting with Kenneth King dvd because that is truly my weakness in sewing. I absolutely refuse to make anything for anyone other than children especially if their body type can present a problem for me. I want to once and for all eliminate that stumbling block.

  65. DSDesigns May 29th

    I learned how to sew by trial and error and many frustrating moments! I LOVE to sew and would love the opportunity to learn more from a pro!!

  66. mdrgault May 29th

    As I have become older, my shape has shifted, and altered so much that I have stopped sewing for myself as I cannot get anything to fit. I have tried the various methods shown in books and magazines, but somehow they just don't do the trick.
    Surely, I am not the only one with this problem. Perhaps I am just not seeing my problems clearly, or really haven't diagnosed the problem correctly. With this set of DVD's there is a chance that finally I may be able to sew something that I could actually wear. Here's hoping.

  67. user-2036640 May 29th

    I have been sewing since I was 10 years old. And now at 65 years old I find I can carry out many techniques at the sewing machine, but still eludes me. I've enjoyed Mr. King's articles in Threads magazine, but it would be so nice to have it all in one place! Here's hoping. sumirich7@att.net.

  68. JeanneA May 29th

    I have collected a number of fitting books and attended many fitting classes. There is always something to learn. I would love to have this in my collection and learn some new approaches to fitting.

  69. user-2000809 May 29th

    I started sewing again so that I could make clothes that actually fit. I am a petite size and there is so little in ready to wear for my size. The DVD set would be a huge help in learning proper fitting.

  70. user-960884 May 29th

    I love to sew but fitting has always been a problem for me. I have tried a lot of methods but they never seem to get the job done. I know that Kenneth King will have produced a wonderful video and I would very much like one so that I could fit myself.

  71. lholder May 29th

    Would love to have this as a reference. Sounds wonderful.

  72. CAS48 May 29th

    I bought the Fitting Guide Magazine with some articles by him, I want to learn more!

  73. yanoula May 29th

    Would love to win this. Kenneth King is a fabulous teacher!

  74. User avater doglove May 29th

    Kenneth King is a wonderful teacher--love his articles for Threads and Insider. I'd be so happy to win his series on fitting. Next stop--a duct tape dress form. Anyone else in NYC interested in making one?

  75. User avater tinker4u May 29th

    I love everything Kenneth King shares. What a prolific talent!

  76. user-2482621 May 29th

    I'd love to win this set of DVDs as I'm trying hard to make personalised fitting muslins with a view to making a whole wardrobe of correctly fitting garments. I don't think I'm eligible to enter draw, though, as I live in UK.

  77. beadembroiderer May 29th

    I saw this new offer and I love everything Kenneth King offers in the Threads Magazine articles. I learned to so long ago, but what I did not get any direction or formal education in was fitting and tailoring. Fitting is essential because I am losing weight and need to alter patterns sometimes many times, if they are favorites and I use them more than once. this would obviously be beneficial to me!

  78. alisoncat May 29th

    I've always wanted to master fitting! This would be a great start to leaving behind "off the rack" fit.

  79. sapientsaphead May 29th

    I'd love to win because I struggle with fitting my clothes. I'm also taking a Craftsy class he teaches and really enjoy his teaching style.

  80. user-253846 May 29th

    I have admired Mr. King and his work for many years, and it would be a real treasure to have his CD's to work with.

  81. User avater LadyofShalott May 29th

    Having been lucky enough to take a couple classes with Kenneth, it would be fabulous to have his new fitting DVD. He is such a great talent, and is such a good teacher!

  82. User avater SassyT May 29th

    I have repetitive strain from scrolling down to leave a message hehe. I would love this book am a beginner and this would be the cherry on my chocolate beginners cake.



  83. djbierman May 29th

    I need all the help I can get with fitting issues! Although I've been sewing for a couple of years now, I still struggle with getting patterns to fit my post-menopausal body! Would love to learn how Prof. King deals with those issues. Thanks!

  84. savannagal May 29th

    I would love to win because I just don't understand fitting. I've even watched a Craftsy class and I still don't understand how one translates exact fitting changes from a muslin to a pattern. All the pinching and pinning on the muslin doesn't make it look like it fits any better to me. Then how does one turn all those pinches and pinned sections into exact changes to a pattern? I don't understand how to do that and get it correct.

  85. User avater Balazs May 29th

    I would love to be able to add this to my collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Orno60 May 29th

    I enjoy Kenneth King's "outside the box" approach to sewing and am having to alter all my patterns so I know his methods would be essential in learning fitting.

  87. cathy7 May 29th

    sewing my passion! my shape has changed considerably these past few years and making the right altering choices on a pattern is like chinese checkers, which way to move. I sew for others and of course for my grandchildren and I feel this would be a of great help to make alterations a fun project and not a mental crisis. cp

  88. SewAnnieSew May 29th

    I would love to win this DVD, I have books on fitting but seeing this in action would be so much better.

  89. sewerdownunder May 29th

    Oh my gsoh, do I need all the help I can get with fitting and from the absolute expert. yes please!!!!

  90. CKeju May 29th

    Kenneth's products are great - I would really like to win 'cause I could really use his help -

  91. User avater 2tango May 29th

    Kenneth King is a wonderful resource and a great teacher. My dream would be to take a real life class with him in NYC and then become his assistant

  92. moviedoll May 29th

    I need more help with my fitting of garments. I see where everything goes wrong, but i am usually at a lose with how to fix it. I would LOVE to have this dvd to help me out. Thank you for this opportunity!!

  93. User avater user-2440927 May 29th

    I would love to win this DVD. To me, fitting is the hardest part of sewing a garment. If you don't have fit, you don't have anything. It would be great to hear it from an expert.

  94. User avater jamaco May 29th

    What a wonderful prize! would love to win this.

  95. buttonlush May 29th

    I have taken a couple of classes with Kenneth and purchased other CD's. Like his methods and would love to win this series. Thanks for this opportunity!

  96. katielarch31 May 29th

    I need to win this as I'm not always smart about my fitting! :)

  97. User avater zeromind May 29th

    Hi, Threads! I'm a beginner-autodidact seamster, my books are my real teachers, so it would be really nice if this one join to the class. :) Thanks for the oportunity!

  98. barbwirecats May 29th

    I have his books, and would love to have the DVD series as well!!!

  99. marymary May 29th

    This is by far the best give-away Threads has offered. Professor King has a unique way of getting his point across that everyone can understand.

  100. smonakey May 29th

    My body's changed over the years & again after having a kid, so I could sure use Kenneth King's help figuring out how to get stuff to fit again!

  101. janeite May 29th

    Kenneth King is a great resource. I have The Moulage and The Basic Sleeve so far, and his Threads articles too!

  102. user-1127978 May 29th

    yes, I love learning all I can about sewing.

  103. LauraSews May 29th

    Would be awesome to win Kenneth King's DVD! I teach sewing to 4-H kids. As they grow, they have to learn how to fit their ever-changing bodies. Sometimes, this can be quite a challenge.

  104. user-2313475 May 29th

    I am a fashion design student, I love being a member of threads insider, it helps me be a good student when I am at home working on assignments. If I won Kenneth Kings DVDs on fitting
    it would be like being at school while still at home. The teacher by my side.

  105. User avater user-1126477 May 29th

    This would be very handy because I am looking weight and will need to change all my measurements and alter my patterns.

  106. bermbroro May 29th

    This would be an enormous help to aiding me in learning customized sewing. I would love it!

  107. snowm May 29th

    I can always use help with fitting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  108. amy1 May 29th

    It would be an exciting time watching Kenneth D. King's Fitting video, because if it does't fit, it does't flatter! Hope I'm the lucky one!

  109. User avater SM2 May 29th

    I would love to win this fabulous giveaway! I have been to one of Kenneth King's lectures and he is so informative!

    thank you!

  110. user-2065494 May 29th

    I love Kenneth and always learn so much from him- I would love to add these DVDs to my collection!

  111. carojo May 29th

    This set is just the thing I need to steer me through pattern alterations and get them to relly fit.

  112. user-1109779 May 29th

    Would really LOVE to win this. I teach sewing to adults and teens and always need more info on fit. Also Love Kenneth King. Hope I win!

  113. NinaLBoston May 29th

    I always look forward to Professor King's articles and posts. He's most generous passing on his vast knowledge and I appreciate how he frequently uses real women with real (as opposed to "model") bodies!
    This DVD series will come in especially handy this year as:
    1) A new wardrobe is needed after a 20-lb weight change
    2) Coping with an over-60 body is a special challenge -- we all know that the pattern companies do not cater to this demographic!
    3) Although I have gotten pretty good at altering skirts, it's time to move on -- I certainly could use the help fitting dress bodices!

    PLEASE pick me!
    Keeping fingers (and toes) crossed . . .

  114. user-294750 May 29th

    I have 3 grandaughters that I am teaching to sew and would love to have the Kenneth D. King DVD to help me teach them fitting.

  115. User avater sewa2z May 29th

    I watched the introductory video on the Threads Magazine web site and was encouraged when Kenneth King said, he too, was holding off from the "fitting" aspect of sewing. It is the most challenging part of sewing, and one that keeps changing since our bodies change with time. So the reason I would like to own a copy of his DVD is my love of sewing clothing. It is truely an art that you continue to develop skills to improve. I feel you never stop learning. I appreciate what he has learned and it would be just terrific to have this DVD. Thank you for a chance!

    Carol

  116. rosie1925 May 29th

    Oh! I so need this instruction! Still a size 14 shoulder, but plus sized everywhere else!

  117. User avater GinnyLynn May 29th

    Kenneth D. King's classes, articles and books are my first go to resource for inspiration and knowledgable creativity, as well as for those troublesome fitting issues wherever possible.

    If I could put his "Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King" DVDs on my shelf it would pretty much solve most of my fitting troubles. What an unbelievably valuable resource that would be!

  118. User avater pamstitches May 29th

    Fitting is exactly what my sewing group needs right now. We are all working on a wardrobe set....

  119. depotbay May 29th

    This is one thing I would really enjoy winning. I have been settling down to create clothing that will actually fit my body. I grew up working in grocery stores and lifting heavy things. Therefore, I have muscle in my back that patterns do not account for. I would really like to be able to tailor my shirts to fit this body.

    Ontario, Canada

  120. User avater MadilynsCooking May 29th

    I'd love to sharpen my skills with your giveaway
    'Smart Fitting'

  121. dinnerbel May 29th

    I'd love to win this! I put down a lot of patterns that I'd love to make just because I think I won't have a clue how to alter them. I'd love to learn from the master!

  122. Donna_R May 29th

    I have such a hard time of fitting clothes. So what could be better than having Kenneth D. King as a teacher in my sewing room!

  123. Ms_C May 29th

    This would be perfect for me. I've been working on fit issues for years and as I lose weight, I continue to work on it. It would round out my abilities nicely.

  124. sewcool May 29th

    I would love to have this dvd. I love Kenneth King and think he is a terrific teacher.

  125. user-1111976 May 29th

    This is my year to conquer fitting (no more baggy behind)I would love to win this video. I think Kenneth King is a fabulous teacher.

  126. Pchipman May 29th

    I think Kenneth King is a master artist and would love to be instructed time and again via this great offer. Thanks for doing this!

  127. I9 May 29th

    Love to win a copy as I'm interested in carrying out my sewing skills as a professions. This would be a great thing for me to learn and use perfect techniques in my projects

  128. user-2014905 May 29th

    I make costumes for theater and there are all kinds of shapes and sizes, this book would be great!

  129. teakdvd May 29th

    Having done a course in commercial dressmaking at TAFE, loved every minute of it but the biggest problem I had was fitting and no doubt the DVD would come in handy. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win it.

  130. ebbyjake May 29th

    This would be the perfect compliment to my new mannequin. Kenneth King's posts are a joy; his DVD can only be better.

  131. hanksews May 29th

    KK is "the King"! His presentations, whether via the media or in person, put his unique techniques within reach of all of our abilities. I have had the privilege of attending some of the workshops that he has done for the American Sewing Guild. He is so patient as his students work through his projects and generous with sharing.

  132. cecine May 29th

    I would love to win this book. I have a hard time to figure it out the fitting process. Thanks.

  133. olifant May 29th

    Who wouldn't want this DVD series. Kenneth is a great instructor. I just finished the Jeanious class through Craftsy and it was amazing. Kenneth is so talented and I would love to win this series. Pennies are very tight right now at our house just like everyone else. This would be such an opportunity to learn from the Master.

  134. NancyKSews May 29th

    I've taken both of Kenneth's classes on Craftsy and had the opportunity to take some classes in person with him. He's a great teacher and the opportunity to have him in my home teaching me how to fit better would be wonderful. Like many women my age my figure has changed and fitting it well is sometimes a challenge. I need all the help I can get.

  135. organza May 29th

    Like so many other people out there fitting garments can be troublesome when you don't fully understand exactly what to do. Of all the pros out there, Kenneth King has to be my favourite. His articles are clear and he explains the how and why of doing things a certain way. Since I will probably never get to meet him in person, owning his DVD set would be the closest to the real deal.

  136. lcdrbetty May 29th

    As an "aging" sewer, I find fitting to be the most time consuming & often frustrating part of sewing. Mr. King has a gift for teaching in a way that I find totally understandable and easily applicable to my sewing and fitting difficulties. This DVD series would be the perfect "fit" for me.

  137. User avater tinainanderson May 29th

    I have been TRYING for a very long time to get pants to fit and would love to win this dvd so I can watch how Kenneth King fits pants. Thank you for the opportunity to win this dvd.

  138. user-2091848 May 29th

    I see a lot of complaints about having to use Facebook, but the instructions say that you can also enter by posting a comment here about why you want to win.

    I have read all of Kenneth D. King's articles in Threads magazine, and I purchased the Jean-ius video from Craftsy. I would love to supplement his seminal Threads article on fitting with a video format for learning his awesome and well thought-out techniques. Fitting is the weakest aspect of my sewing, and I would like to make it an area of expertise that I could use to make professional-looking clothes for myself and others.

  139. Serral May 29th

    Fitting...a final frontier. Cut, thread trace, underline, top stitch, welted pockets, corded buton holes, understitch, baste, tuck, hemstitch....etc,
    Means nothing if it doesn't fit. I am sure these dvd's will be useful.

  140. December27 May 29th

    I would love to learn some new techniques.

  141. User avater sunbinder May 29th

    Hi ALL
    I have been following Mr king since he was on the PBS sewing series "sewing today" with Nancy Fleming . I have ALL his sewing books too including those from that series.
    I would love to have the DVD's to add to my references library.
    Mr King has a flair for the dramatic, That takes your sewing to a new level of excellence.
    That would be reason enough for me.
    thanks Kenneth
    dale

  142. tamarad May 29th

    Who wouldn't want to win a prize like this? At home training 1:1 with an expert like Kenneth King!! Fingers crossed random luck drops my way. Thank you for the opportunity to submit a comment.

  143. user-2517490 May 29th

    The reasons I would like this DVD series are three:

    1) I am tired of being a consumer. I want to be a producer of quality clothing for young and old alike.

    2) I am desperate for an inexpensive education in how to make and fit clothing. I have always wanted to learn to sew since my teens, but am just now able to begin my sewing adventures at the age of 35. I hope it's not too late! I'm willing to learn the long and hard way by teaching myself through trial and error. However, I'd like to try to avoid wasting time & energy by getting the best education I can without too much expense. My goal is to become a successful Sewing Professional, specializing in custom clothing and alterations.

    3) Most importantly, I want to pass these creative skills onto the next generation, but I must first learn the skills before they can be passed on.

    Thank you Kenneth, for your generosity in giving back to the sewing community your creative expertise!

  144. User avater Posy May 29th

    I would love to have this help to fit my short body. I sew with friends, but being the most experienced, I often wish I had someone to tell me how to go about things - a teacher's aid.

  145. User avater Steffabrication May 29th

    I wish we had KDK over here in Scotland!! a master who can teach so much a real inspiration.
    The reason I would like to win the DVD is because I would like to get other people over here interested in sewing their own clothes to make them feel and look better, but I need to learn more before I can pass things on.

  146. User avater Tiffinjames May 29th

    I would love to have this - fitting myself is so frustrating, especially as I get older.

  147. User avater Isis55 May 29th

    I would like to win this DVD set because I appreciate Kenneth D. King as a designer and teacher.

  148. LindaG7 May 29th

    What a great prize! I could certainly use Kenneth's advice on adjusting my patterns and designs so they finally really fit. For me, like for so many other middle-aged women, nothing seems to fit right, anymore. I'd love to win this DVD course.

  149. ReneeJ May 29th

    oh, how much I would like to win this DVD-set, but I cannot as I live in Europe instead of the USA. Doesn't feel fair to me, as I am an Insider....

  150. DLore May 29th

    I would LOVE to own Kenneth King's video set! My once-perfect-pattern size is a thing of the past, so I could definitely use his expert advice and instruction to obtain that perfect fit for my over-50-year-old-figure!

  151. rosiep May 29th

    Like most women my age, my figure go lost along the way. I NEED to win KK's DVD. I have beautiful things to show for my granddaughters but they don't have to be shaped and altered. I am so top heavy on a relatively small frame. Since patterns aren't made for real women I would like to have a copy of his DVD. I know it is fabulous because he is fabulous. I promise I will share with my sister. Girl Scout Honor!

  152. User avater Depeche_Mode May 29th

    I am at that stage in my sewing where I am getting frustrated with fit. I need help and I can't think of anyone better to help me than Kenneth D King. I have his Jean-ius craftsy course and often watch it just for the pleasure of watching.

  153. user-2359613 May 29th

    Fitting is a constant challenge especially since my body keeps changing. I would love the DVD.

  154. minido May 29th

    Bientôt en retraite, je vais enfin avoir du temps pour coudre comme j'en ai envie;
    Avec ce dvd, je suis sûre que mes créations seraient beaucoup plus réussies !

  155. Brabant May 29th

    The man is a genius: we who try to suceed must learn from him. What's more he is an aproachable genius with a sense of humour: a rare thing. Learning from him is enjoyable and effective. I must learn more. To win is to learn.

  156. liannemo May 29th

    I am obsessed with fitting, plain and simple, and I want to learn from Kenneth King. The dvds look comprehensive and well-produced, and he seems like he explains things so clearly (I've watched all of the previews and read all of his threads articles).

    Thanks for the chance!

  157. User avater agapantha May 28th

    I can't afford to buy it so I'd love to win it.

  158. LeandaM May 28th

    I have a number of Kenneth King's DVD's and let me tell you, the man is a master! His Birth of a Bustier DVD really helped me when I was constructing my daughter's wedding dress. His Moulage DVD is magic. I would be ecstatic to have these DVD's and thanks so much for the opportunity to enter.

  159. user-1053060 May 28th

    I would love to win, want to learn all I can about fitting and improving my sewing skills.

  160. User avater CanadianWriter May 28th

    I can *never* find ready-to-wear pants that fit properly. Apparently garment manufacturers think that women with curvy hips also have big waists. All rtw pants gape at the back of my waist, regardless of whether they are cut high or low.

    I would love to have Kenneth King's instructions on how to make properly fitting pants, as well as all other garments. I have seen his before-and-after photos of fitting a blouse in Threads Magazine, and was very impressed!

  161. User avater user-2044832 May 28th

    As I have gotten older and my body has changed, I am spending more time perfecting fit versus sewing. It would be nice to reverse the trend.

  162. user-1142078 May 28th

    I have a very fluffy, aging body that is hard to fit. I would love to win Mr. King's dvd - love his instructions.

  163. hautestuff May 28th

    Proper fitting is the holy grail of sewing and no one does it better than Kenneth King. I would lovelovelove to have his new DVD. Fingers crossed!

  164. PinkFrog May 28th

    The information would be helpful, since I don't have "standard" measurements!

  165. User avater user-1126089 May 28th

    I have struggled for years to get the right fit for myself and others. This DVD sounds like it just might be the item that will solve my problems.

  166. sewinggalinaz May 28th

    This would be great to share with my sewing students. I have often heard, "The clothes that I make never fit right." I remind them that pattern sizes differ from store bought garments and sewing is accurate sizing,cutting,sewing,and pressing.

  167. nat64 May 28th

    As a longtime international customer it appears I cannot enter this competition. Is this for only this competition or all your competitions? I too do not wish to partake of facebook so please don't make this your only digital access.

  168. user-574200 May 28th

    " Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded."

    Really?
    It appears sponsors are not confident about mathematical skills of residents in Canada.

    I would like to enter contest from Threads.

    To sent Threads loyal subscribers and readers away to FB. What is the purpose?

  169. User avater azbarbara May 28th

    I've been drooling over this dvd set. How cool would it be to win it?!

  170. user-2491299 May 28th

    Hi,
    I would love to win this prize. I am new to sewing and am finding fitting to be the most difficult part. This would greatly help.

  171. User avater crk May 28th

    I would love to win this great giveaway!!!

  172. User avater townstuff May 28th

    This DVD would be extremely helpful since I'm not shaped like a pattern so I have to make adjustments. I do not have Facebook and do not plan to get it!.

  173. teresaann May 28th

    Okay, this DVD I would REALLY love to win a copy of. So, I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed and pray a lot.

  174. User avater Terianz May 28th

    This would be wonderful to win, and the perfect accompaniment to the tailoring classes I have been taking!

  175. Siuoxzeegirl May 28th

    I would love to win a copy of Smart Fitting fitting DVDs! What a great giveaway!

  176. User avater WillaMcNeill May 28th

    I really admire the work of Kenneth King. Would welcome these additions to my own library for sure.

  177. user-1111789 May 28th

    KK has given us much in the way of inspiration. Fitting is always a challenge and his methods used are unique...a whole new way of thinking.

  178. User avater smfsprout May 28th

    As I've aged, I find that more and more RTW items need major alterations. I would love this book and DVD set to guide my alterations.

  179. User avater Marax May 28th

    Hi from New Zealand.
    As an avid subscriber of Threads, an Insider member, purchaser of related DVDs, couture sewing books etc, it would be really great if some of these competitions / giveaways could be extended to rest of the world. You have some very interested members here too – please don’t forget us!

  180. SaraZoe May 28th

    Hi,
    I'm a follower of Mr Kenneth King, & used to watch him when he was invited as a guest on Public TV, I admire & had learned from his proficiency, talent, & like to share with use what God gave him. I'm very proud of him & how much he has accomplished. Now I'm disabled, still like to sew, has lost a lot of weight & need to sew myself some cloth & would benefit tremendously of his knowledge to sew myself some cloth for my kids, grand children & myself.
    Avid reader of his articles in the Threads magazines. Very creative!
    Keep up the good job, you're a star since you were 4 years old!
    Congrats.

  181. User avater Polar941 May 28th

    Everything has to be altered. I'm short and wide and even patterns just don't fit. I would love to win his DVD. He is an excellent teacher.

  182. ukibaba May 28th

    Not able to enter through FB but would love to win the set from such a talent. Love reading and learning from Threads magazine.

  183. BGibbs May 28th

    I would love to win this DVD set, as I've been working hard for several months to develop a good basic sloper pattern to use in altering commercial patterns a la the first issue of Threads this year. I'm not on Facebook either, and have no interest in joining, but my understanding is that this comment puts me (and anyone else who has commented) into the running. If that's wrong, somebody please let me know.

  184. Carly_Sue May 28th

    I would love to win Smart Fitting by Kenneth King. I would like to sew more clothing for myself because I can't fit my tops as well as I wish I could. I have a rounded back, as many older women do. I wish there was more help in fitting bodies that are aging. With the baby boomers retiring, there is a real need for more help. I hope my name is drawn as the winner!

  185. fergus4 May 28th

    Kenneth King is a great teacher! I would just love to win this prize. I struggle with fitting as I am not the size I was so many years ago. :) I have my fingers crossed!

  186. User avater ageofreason45 May 28th

    I would love a copy of Mr. King's DVD. I'm new to Threads mag and have just started sewing my own clothes again after a break of over 25 yrs. I can no longer use a pattern w/o altering it, so this DVD would be a great help.

  187. Evamarie May 28th

    Thank you all for the feedback. We take your suggestions very seriously.

    There are now TWO ways to enter.

    1. Leave a comment on this post detailing why you would like to win.

    ---Or---

    2. Visit us on Facebook, click on the “Enter to Win!” tab and fill out the entry form.

    Again, thanks for the feedback and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    Good luck!

  188. caroljanet May 28th

    I would love a copy - used to make tailored everything. Then my body changed, and all I used to know about fitting myself no longer works. I have all of his books and find them among the most helpful of my(all too large, I have a jones for sewing books) collection.

  189. QueenofTartan May 28th

    I would love to have a copy of the new Kenneth DVD. I have two of his moulage CDs and have purchased both of his Craftsy classes, which I've found enormously helpful.

  190. CheriDowd May 28th

    I've seem so many ways of fitting that I'm amazed there is yet another idea! I'd love to learn more......KK is always thinking in new ways.

  191. User avater BLoves2Sew May 28th

    Can't sign up either! Threads needs to check their link.

  192. pinkpetals May 28th

    I think of "Threads" as being a more sophisticated sewing magazine than all the others I have seen. Information is presented colorfully and with great directions including much desired pictured of each process.

    Although I have a few sewing books and they have good general directions, but "Threads" introduces one to updated ideas and new ways of doing something in a very through manner.

    I would love to win a subscription to this magazine to improve my sewing skills.

    Thanks. Susan Saint-Leaves

  193. User avater LadyofShalott May 28th

    I am longtime subcriber and fan of Threads magazine. However, I am not -- and will never be -- a Facebook subscriber.
    Attention Taunton: you are going to lose a fanbase if you make contests and prize drawings available for Facebook addicts only. Better think about this . . .

  194. MarshaCWP May 28th

    I also refuse to join FB. I'm very disappointed in Threads making FB the only way to enter.

  195. User avater GinnyLynn May 28th

    The only way to successfully enter this contest through Facebook is to turn on applications, which I refuse to do. It's a security risk. Come on Taunton. You don't need to help Facebook find a back door way to let all their advertisers have our information!

  196. user-1079820 May 28th

    I just tried to enter on the Facebook page and got a message about the URL not being compatable. I linked my IT son on my computer so that he could see the message that I had received and he said it was an error on the Thread site. I hope this is resolved soon.

  197. User avater krawz May 28th

    Whoever set up this page did not do their job. The onClick for the Submit button doesn't work. Tried to enter several times like everyone else. Then I tried to figure out why it doesn't work. This is SO disappointing because it was such an exciting possibility. Kenneth King is a rock star!

  198. 4sons May 28th

    Can not get it to work. keep getting an error message. unfortunate since a wonderful price for us sewers.

  199. user-1109509 May 28th

    I bet his info is "priceless"... I hope to be the winner...thanks sew much Kenneth for such awesome info!

  200. user-2003399 May 28th

    I'm not on Facebook so ................

  201. buttonlush May 28th

    Tried to enter several times only to get an error message every time. The submit link has an error. Now What?

  202. buttonlush May 28th

    Tried to enter several times only to get an error message every time. The submit link has an error. Now What?

  203. Donnatello May 28th

    I also can not have a chance to win because I do not use face book and have no intention of joining. I would love a chance to win and there should be more options

  204. Klaudia May 28th

    I tried to submit via face book, but go an error message. Would love to win these DVD's

  205. sewist100 May 28th

    I agree! It is unfair to link participating in a Threads drawing to membership in Facebook. I do not want to be a Facebook member or a member of any other social media. I've been a longtime Threads customer and I expect better of Taunton than this. Please revise the drawing entry format to make Facebook only one option for entering the drawing. Thanks.

  206. User avater slmendes May 28th

    I would LOVE to win this set from Kenneth D. King! We can always learn more about fitting no matter what your sewing level.

  207. AlaskaMarilyn May 28th

    Am unable to enter even using the link to FB. But I agree, why is FB the only way to enter?

  208. User avater lythreads May 28th

    I agree with user-766440. I do not want a facebook page. Why should I have to sign up to enter a contest? Not going to happen.

  209. harrysmom May 28th

    Just finished watching k. King teach how to make a coat. All I can say is WOW, I wish I could have him to teach me to sew years ago instead of my trial and error (many, many, errors) method. Worth every penny and more.
    Harry's mom

  210. user-766440 May 28th

    Is facebook the only way one can enter the contest? I will not join or have anything to do with facebook.

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