Copyright (c) 2014 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - KennethDKing's posts Threads - KennethDKing's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/KennethDKing Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:07:47 -0500 Threads - KennethDKing's posts Threads - KennethDKing's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/KennethDKing <![CDATA[Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33270/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33270/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-2 Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2 Posted by KennethDKing
We're now ready to finish this colorful carpetbag! I'll show you how to add the lining, frame, and handles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33270/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-2
<![CDATA[Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33251/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-1 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33251/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-1 Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1 Posted by KennethDKing
This is a two-part blog series on how I created an old-fashioned carpetbag using the scraps from my kilim carpet coat. Even Mary Poppins would envy this bag! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33251/make-a-mary-poppins-style-carpetbag-part-1
<![CDATA[Mimi/New York's Debut Collection for Fashion Week!]]> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35572/miminew-yorks-debut-collection-for-fashion-week http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35572/miminew-yorks-debut-collection-for-fashion-week Mimi/New York's Debut Collection for Fashion Week! Posted by KennethDKing
We were introduced to the beautiful creations of Mimi Prober on the cover of Threads #166 (April/May 2013). Here's what she's up to now. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35572/miminew-yorks-debut-collection-for-fashion-week
<![CDATA[Sew a Hidden Lapel]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35519/sew-a-hidden-lapel http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35519/sew-a-hidden-lapel Sew a Hidden Lapel Posted by KennethDKing
New seams and folds create the illusion of a lapel on this intriguing jacket front. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35519/sew-a-hidden-lapel
<![CDATA[How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap ]]> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34320/how-to-draft-a-square-sleeve-cap http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34320/how-to-draft-a-square-sleeve-cap How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap Posted by KennethDKing
The strong shoulder is a silhouette that seems to be here to stay for a while. Kenneth D. King shows you step-by-step how easy it is to draft this stylish sleeve style. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34320/how-to-draft-a-square-sleeve-cap
<![CDATA[How to Replace a Sleeve Lining]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29648/how-to-replace-a-sleeve-lining http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29648/how-to-replace-a-sleeve-lining How to Replace a Sleeve Lining Posted by KennethDKing
I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29648/how-to-replace-a-sleeve-lining
<![CDATA[Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish]]> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32628/kenneth-d-kings-kilim-carpet-coat-the-big-finish http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32628/kenneth-d-kings-kilim-carpet-coat-the-big-finish Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish Posted by KennethDKing
We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32628/kenneth-d-kings-kilim-carpet-coat-the-big-finish
<![CDATA[An Inside Look at Wig Design]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34408/an-inside-look-at-wig-design http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34408/an-inside-look-at-wig-design An Inside Look at Wig Design Posted by KennethDKing
A master wig designer coifs characters a stitch at a time. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34408/an-inside-look-at-wig-design
<![CDATA[Kenneth D. King Featured on Madalynne.com]]> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34213/kenneth-d-king-featured-on-madalynnecom http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34213/kenneth-d-king-featured-on-madalynnecom Kenneth D. King Featured on Madalynne.com Posted by KennethDKing
I'm very flattered to be featured in Madalynne.com's "Portrait of a Seamster (Couturier) blog series! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34213/kenneth-d-king-featured-on-madalynnecom
<![CDATA[The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33810/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-2-cross-drape-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33810/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-2-cross-drape-trim The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim Posted by KennethDKing
This is the second installment of the box-pleat trims. I call this a cross drape, because the fold forms a cross over the box pleated ribbon. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33810/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-2-cross-drape-trim
<![CDATA[The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33809/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-one-single-and-double-garland-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33809/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-one-single-and-double-garland-trim The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim Posted by KennethDKing
Recently, I was experimenting with box pleating ribbon to see what I could devise. This is the first of a two-post series on my results. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33809/the-box-pleat-experiments-part-one-single-and-double-garland-trim
<![CDATA[The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32627/the-kilim-carpet-coat-installing-shoulder-pads-and-facings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32627/the-kilim-carpet-coat-installing-shoulder-pads-and-facings The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings Posted by KennethDKing
We press ahead with the carpet coat, which is starting to look like a garment! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32627/the-kilim-carpet-coat-installing-shoulder-pads-and-facings
<![CDATA[The Fortuny Jacket is Finished]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30941/the-fortuny-jacket-is-finished http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30941/the-fortuny-jacket-is-finished The Fortuny Jacket is Finished Posted by KennethDKing
I recently delivered the Fortuny jacket to its proud owner. Here are some detail shots. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30941/the-fortuny-jacket-is-finished
<![CDATA[The Kilim Carpet Coat : Adding the Collar and Sleeves]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32482/the-kilim-carpet-coat-adding-the-collar-and-sleeves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32482/the-kilim-carpet-coat-adding-the-collar-and-sleeves The Kilim Carpet Coat : Adding the Collar and Sleeves Posted by KennethDKing
Progress is being made on this unusual coat. I'm learning (and swearing a little) as I go! See how I build the collar and install the sleeves. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32482/the-kilim-carpet-coat-adding-the-collar-and-sleeves
<![CDATA[Another Look at Kenneth D. King's Sewing Space]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:48:47 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32745/another-look-at-kenneth-d-kings-sewing-space http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32745/another-look-at-kenneth-d-kings-sewing-space Another Look at Kenneth D. King's Sewing Space Posted by KennethDKing
Learn more about Kenneth's collections, notions, and sewing machines ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32745/another-look-at-kenneth-d-kings-sewing-space
<![CDATA[How to Make a Coat from Two Kilim Carpets]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32467/how-to-make-a-coat-from-two-kilim-carpets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32467/how-to-make-a-coat-from-two-kilim-carpets How to Make a Coat from Two Kilim Carpets Posted by KennethDKing
This begins a short series on a car coat I made from a pair of beautiful Kilim carpets! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32467/how-to-make-a-coat-from-two-kilim-carpets
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of Penn & Fletcher ]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31293/behind-the-scenes-of-penn-fletcher http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31293/behind-the-scenes-of-penn-fletcher Behind the Scenes of Penn & Fletcher Posted by KennethDKing
Tour the sanctuary of elegant embroidery. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31293/behind-the-scenes-of-penn-fletcher
<![CDATA[How to Re-create a Vintage Modernist Bag]]> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31333/how-to-re-create-a-vintage-modernist-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31333/how-to-re-create-a-vintage-modernist-bag How to Re-create a Vintage Modernist Bag Posted by KennethDKing
Recently, I bought this modernist bag at a local vintage store. Deceptively simple in looks, it yielded some surprises! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31333/how-to-re-create-a-vintage-modernist-bag
<![CDATA[How to Create Fluted Ribbon Trim]]> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31263/how-to-create-fluted-ribbon-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31263/how-to-create-fluted-ribbon-trim How to Create Fluted Ribbon Trim Posted by KennethDKing
Sculpt a vintage-inspired embellishment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31263/how-to-create-fluted-ribbon-trim
<![CDATA[How to Make a Peplum Jacket]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31250/how-to-make-a-peplum-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31250/how-to-make-a-peplum-jacket How to Make a Peplum Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
Add this figure-flattering detail to your favorite jacket pattern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31250/how-to-make-a-peplum-jacket
<![CDATA[Inside a Splendid Embroidered Vest]]> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30748/inside-a-splendid-embroidered-vest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30748/inside-a-splendid-embroidered-vest Inside a Splendid Embroidered Vest Posted by KennethDKing
Eye Candy Supreme! Every now and then, I come across a piece at a flea market that I have no hope of wearing, but it's so splendid that I can't leave it behind. This is one such piece. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30748/inside-a-splendid-embroidered-vest
<![CDATA[Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties]]> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30621/create-boning-with-heavy-duty-zip-ties http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30621/create-boning-with-heavy-duty-zip-ties Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties Posted by KennethDKing
I wanted to make myself a new gym bag for spring and found another use for zip ties! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30621/create-boning-with-heavy-duty-zip-ties
<![CDATA[Make your Dress Form Work for Multiple Figures ]]> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31229/make-your-dress-form-work-for-multiple-figures http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31229/make-your-dress-form-work-for-multiple-figures Make your Dress Form Work for Multiple Figures Posted by KennethDKing
Sew removeable covers for a custom fitting dress form. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31229/make-your-dress-form-work-for-multiple-figures
<![CDATA[A Beautiful Hem for a Four-Ply Silk Crepe]]> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29609/a-beautiful-hem-for-a-four-ply-silk-crepe http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29609/a-beautiful-hem-for-a-four-ply-silk-crepe A Beautiful Hem for a Four-Ply Silk Crepe Posted by KennethDKing
For those like me who dread hemming 4-ply silk crepe, my friend Lynda Maynard comes to the rescue! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29609/a-beautiful-hem-for-a-four-ply-silk-crepe
<![CDATA[Re-Create Pleated Edging]]> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29754/re-create-pleated-edging http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29754/re-create-pleated-edging Re-Create Pleated Edging Posted by KennethDKing
I found this pillow cover at the flea market recently. The trim along the edge is what caught my fancy, and I determined to figure out how to re-create it. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29754/re-create-pleated-edging
<![CDATA[How to Sew Gussets ]]> Wed, 22 May 2013 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30446/how-to-sew-gussets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30446/how-to-sew-gussets How to Sew Gussets Posted by KennethDKing
To improve range of motion, use this vintage technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30446/how-to-sew-gussets
<![CDATA[Create Dramatic Texture and Detail with Curved Tucks ]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30385/create-dramatic-texture-and-detail-with-curved-tucks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30385/create-dramatic-texture-and-detail-with-curved-tucks Create Dramatic Texture and Detail with Curved Tucks Posted by KennethDKing
Layered bias strips create texture and detail. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30385/create-dramatic-texture-and-detail-with-curved-tucks
<![CDATA[How to Add a Twisted Bias Strip Panel ]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30459/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30459/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel How to Add a Twisted Bias Strip Panel  Posted by KennethDKing
A bias-strip insertion adds eye-catching detail. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30459/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel
<![CDATA[A Trick for Working with Raw Silk]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30097/a-trick-for-working-with-raw-silk http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30097/a-trick-for-working-with-raw-silk A Trick for Working with Raw Silk Posted by KennethDKing
I got some nifty raw silk from Mood recently for a spring jacket. Working with this fabric presents some challenges! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30097/a-trick-for-working-with-raw-silk
<![CDATA[The Fortuny Jacket: Finessing the Facing]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29705/the-fortuny-jacket-finessing-the-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29705/the-fortuny-jacket-finessing-the-facing The Fortuny Jacket: Finessing the Facing Posted by KennethDKing
Finess a selvage to run along a lapel--this was my challenge! This is another installment in the Fortuny Jacket series. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29705/the-fortuny-jacket-finessing-the-facing
<![CDATA[Add a Gusset to a Sew-In Sleeve]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28971/add-a-gusset-to-a-sew-in-sleeve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28971/add-a-gusset-to-a-sew-in-sleeve Add a Gusset to a Sew-In Sleeve Posted by KennethDKing
Author Kenneth D. King focuses on the set-in sleeve gusset. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28971/add-a-gusset-to-a-sew-in-sleeve
<![CDATA[My New Iron!]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29586/my-new-iron http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29586/my-new-iron My New Iron! Posted by KennethDKing
For Christmas, I bought some new equipment for my business, namely a portable leather walking foot sewing machine, and a new iron. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29586/my-new-iron
<![CDATA[How to Make a Snail Frog Closure]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27361/how-to-make-a-snail-frog-closure http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27361/how-to-make-a-snail-frog-closure How to Make a Snail Frog Closure Posted by KennethDKing
I chose to use a snail frog as a closure for an upcoming project in Threads. This is part of a class that I teach on Patternreview.com, and I excerpt it here! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27361/how-to-make-a-snail-frog-closure
<![CDATA[A Quick Fix for a Baggy Blue Coat]]> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29713/a-quick-fix-for-a-baggy-blue-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29713/a-quick-fix-for-a-baggy-blue-coat A Quick Fix for a  Baggy Blue Coat Posted by KennethDKing
I bought this blue coat recently at a thrift shop. Since it was only $3.00 I didn't want to go through too much effort to fix it! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29713/a-quick-fix-for-a-baggy-blue-coat
<![CDATA[More Fortuny! Yes, More!]]> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29596/more-fortuny-yes-more http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29596/more-fortuny-yes-more More Fortuny! Yes, More! Posted by KennethDKing
Recently I was commissioned by a customer to make a jacket from fabric she purchased this summer at the Palazzo Fortuny. This starts a series of posts documenting the progress of this jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29596/more-fortuny-yes-more
<![CDATA[The Big Reveal]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22376/the-big-reveal http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22376/the-big-reveal The Big Reveal Posted by KennethDKing
Finally after several requests (and some time for you all to rest up), to celebrate the New Year, the hair jacket makes its debut, with the full-on photo shoot. There was hair, makeup, and a wind machine involved! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22376/the-big-reveal
<![CDATA[The Pink Horsie Jacket!]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27639/the-pink-horsie-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27639/the-pink-horsie-jacket The Pink Horsie Jacket! Posted by KennethDKing
This is a treasure I found while visiting Toronto. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27639/the-pink-horsie-jacket
<![CDATA[How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28680/how-to-miter-the-inside-corner-of-a-hong-kong-finish http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28680/how-to-miter-the-inside-corner-of-a-hong-kong-finish How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish Posted by KennethDKing
This is a technique I showed my students at F.I.T. recently. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28680/how-to-miter-the-inside-corner-of-a-hong-kong-finish
<![CDATA[Using Buttons as Embellishment]]> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27832/using-buttons-as-embellishment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27832/using-buttons-as-embellishment Using Buttons as Embellishment Posted by KennethDKing
Find out what Kenneth D. King created when he inherited 75 pounds of antique uniform buttons. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27832/using-buttons-as-embellishment
<![CDATA[A Glimpse of a Project in Progress]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:47:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27360/a-glimpse-of-a-project-in-progress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27360/a-glimpse-of-a-project-in-progress A Glimpse of a Project in Progress Posted by KennethDKing
This is a project I'm working on, which will be done before the holidays. Just a teaser... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27360/a-glimpse-of-a-project-in-progress
<![CDATA[How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27284/how-to-make-bubble-fabric-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27284/how-to-make-bubble-fabric-trim How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim Posted by KennethDKing
I found a vintage jacket at the thrift shop recently with this great trim, and decided that I wanted to figure out how to do it. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27284/how-to-make-bubble-fabric-trim
<![CDATA[Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27231/another-way-to-make-pleated-ribbon-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27231/another-way-to-make-pleated-ribbon-trim Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim Posted by KennethDKing
A correspondent recently emailed me with a photo of a trim which she couldn't figure out how to do. In order to spread the wealth, I decided to outline it for you all. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27231/another-way-to-make-pleated-ribbon-trim
<![CDATA[Making a Side Seam Read True]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27060/making-a-side-seam-read-true http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27060/making-a-side-seam-read-true Making a Side Seam Read True Posted by KennethDKing
A reader had a question about how to make a side seam read true on a garment, so here's the answer! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27060/making-a-side-seam-read-true
<![CDATA[Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26284/creating-a-back-neckline-dart-for-better-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26284/creating-a-back-neckline-dart-for-better-fit Creating a Back Neckline Dart for Better Fit Posted by KennethDKing
Kenneth D. King was teaching the moulage in Tacoma recently, and had a woman who needed a neck dart in back. This is how he did it! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26284/creating-a-back-neckline-dart-for-better-fit
<![CDATA[How to Make Hairpin Lace]]> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26167/how-to-make-hairpin-lace http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26167/how-to-make-hairpin-lace How to Make Hairpin Lace Posted by KennethDKing
"Hairpin lace" evokes various images, but when worked in different materials and different scale, is another thing entirely. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26167/how-to-make-hairpin-lace
<![CDATA[How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:53:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26394/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26394/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel Posted by KennethDKing
Twisted bias strips elevate a basic garment from corporate to chic. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26394/how-to-add-a-twisted-bias-strip-panel
<![CDATA[Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy]]> Tue, 29 May 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25887/roll-hemming-a-curve-made-easy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25887/roll-hemming-a-curve-made-easy Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy Posted by KennethDKing
Working with lame is easier than you think. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25887/roll-hemming-a-curve-made-easy
<![CDATA[How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim]]> Fri, 11 May 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25602/how-to-make-a-lovely-pleated-ribbon-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25602/how-to-make-a-lovely-pleated-ribbon-trim How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim Posted by KennethDKing
Kenneth D. King demonstrates how to make this creative embellishment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25602/how-to-make-a-lovely-pleated-ribbon-trim
<![CDATA[How to Reweave Woven Fabrics]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22863/how-to-reweave-woven-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22863/how-to-reweave-woven-fabrics How to Reweave Woven Fabrics Posted by KennethDKing
Learn how to use the technique of reweaving to repair a hole in your garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22863/how-to-reweave-woven-fabrics
<![CDATA[A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice ]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23152/a-beautiful-embroidered-beaded-bodice http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23152/a-beautiful-embroidered-beaded-bodice A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice Posted by KennethDKing
Check out the complex combination of embroidery found on this beaded bodice. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23152/a-beautiful-embroidered-beaded-bodice
<![CDATA[An Exquisite Beaded Embroidery Sleeve]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23133/an-exquisite-beaded-embroidery-sleeve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23133/an-exquisite-beaded-embroidery-sleeve An Exquisite Beaded Embroidery Sleeve Posted by KennethDKing
This is an eye-candy post, where you get to see some stellar embroidery examples. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23133/an-exquisite-beaded-embroidery-sleeve
<![CDATA[Master the Hand Stitch]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22800/master-the-hand-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22800/master-the-hand-stitch Master the Hand Stitch Posted by KennethDKing
When sewn properly, they are as strong as machine-sewn stitches, and you can do them almost as quickly. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22800/master-the-hand-stitch
<![CDATA[A Fabulous Fur Handbag]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19877/a-fabulous-fur-handbag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19877/a-fabulous-fur-handbag A Fabulous Fur Handbag Posted by KennethDKing
Here is another use for the fantasy fur used in the jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19877/a-fabulous-fur-handbag
<![CDATA[How to Make Ribbon Trim]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22717/how-to-make-ribbon-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22717/how-to-make-ribbon-trim How to Make Ribbon Trim Posted by KennethDKing
Learn how to sew an easy but beautiful manipulated-ribbon trim that can be used in a variety of applications! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22717/how-to-make-ribbon-trim
<![CDATA[Slashing Just for Fun]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19539/slashing-just-for-fun http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19539/slashing-just-for-fun Slashing Just for Fun Posted by KennethDKing
Try the the slashing technique found in Threads issue #159 on a pair of jeans. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19539/slashing-just-for-fun
<![CDATA[A Fix for a Baggy Seat]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:24:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17051/a-fix-for-a-baggy-seat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17051/a-fix-for-a-baggy-seat A Fix for a Baggy Seat Posted by KennethDKing
Here is a better way to alter pants to decrease a baggy seat. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17051/a-fix-for-a-baggy-seat
<![CDATA[Repeat and Reverse Embellishments]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22934/repeat-and-reverse-embellishments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22934/repeat-and-reverse-embellishments Repeat and Reverse Embellishments Posted by KennethDKing
Simplify the process of duplicating an embellishment with this technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22934/repeat-and-reverse-embellishments
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Hong Kong Finish]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28951/how-to-sew-a-hong-kong-finish http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28951/how-to-sew-a-hong-kong-finish How to Sew a Hong Kong Finish Posted by KennethDKing
In this article, designer Kenneth D. King takes you step-by-step through a Hong Kong finish. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28951/how-to-sew-a-hong-kong-finish
<![CDATA[Shaped Twisted Bias Insertions]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19362/shaped-twisted-bias-insertions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19362/shaped-twisted-bias-insertions Shaped Twisted Bias Insertions Posted by KennethDKing
In this online extra to the Threads issue 158 article "Garnish with a twist," you will learn a third variation on creating bias-strip insertions. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19362/shaped-twisted-bias-insertions
<![CDATA[The Big Finish - Completing the Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19797/the-big-finish-completing-the-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19797/the-big-finish-completing-the-fantasy-fur-jacket The Big Finish - Completing the Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
The final installment to the epic series of posts on making this hairy beast! We'll be covering lining the jacket, as well as final details in this post. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19797/the-big-finish-completing-the-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[Front Edge and Shoulder Pads for Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18430/front-edge-and-shoulder-pads-for-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18430/front-edge-and-shoulder-pads-for-fantasy-fur-jacket Front Edge and Shoulder Pads for Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
After making the facing, we're going to finish the front edge,and create a custom shoulder pad. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18430/front-edge-and-shoulder-pads-for-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[Corsets from the Hardware Store!]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19790/corsets-from-the-hardware-store http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19790/corsets-from-the-hardware-store Corsets from the Hardware Store! Posted by KennethDKing
Some of my students told me of using zip ties as a substitute for whalebone in corsets, and--it works! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19790/corsets-from-the-hardware-store
<![CDATA[Sewing the Facing Gusset for the Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18415/sewing-the-facing-gusset-for-the-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18415/sewing-the-facing-gusset-for-the-fantasy-fur-jacket Sewing the Facing Gusset for the Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
This is a trick I do on occasion when I want to eliminate seams in the outer edges of collar or neckline facings. It is especially pertinent for this project. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18415/sewing-the-facing-gusset-for-the-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19251/from-botch-job-to-beautiful-in-an-afternoon http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19251/from-botch-job-to-beautiful-in-an-afternoon From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon! Posted by KennethDKing
Because I loved the fabric so much, I had to figure out how to turn this nightmare into something dreamy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19251/from-botch-job-to-beautiful-in-an-afternoon
<![CDATA[Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18404/installing-the-front-band-to-the-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18404/installing-the-front-band-to-the-fantasy-fur-jacket Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
Here's the next installment in the continuing series, installing the front band to the fantasy fur jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18404/installing-the-front-band-to-the-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18384/leather-lacing-for-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18384/leather-lacing-for-fantasy-fur-jacket Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
This is the process by which I determined the kind and placement of the lacing that holds the leather yoke to the fantasy fur. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18384/leather-lacing-for-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[Embroiderers, or those who love it--some good news!]]> Tue, 24 May 2011 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19009/embroiderers-or-those-who-love-it-some-good-news http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19009/embroiderers-or-those-who-love-it-some-good-news Embroiderers, or those who love it--some good news! Posted by KennethDKing
There is going to be a conference on embroidery in November 2011, sponsored by two of the premiere embroidery houses in the world--Penn and Fletcher in New York, and Hand and Lock, London! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19009/embroiderers-or-those-who-love-it-some-good-news
<![CDATA[A New Improved Seam Roll]]> Mon, 16 May 2011 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17080/a-new-improved-seam-roll http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17080/a-new-improved-seam-roll A New Improved Seam Roll Posted by KennethDKing
I love pressing over a seam roll. Here's how to make a new and improved version! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17080/a-new-improved-seam-roll
<![CDATA[The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18376/the-yoke-pattern-for-a-fantasy-fur-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18376/the-yoke-pattern-for-a-fantasy-fur-jacket The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
Once the body of my jacket was constructed, I needed to finalize the pattern for the yoke, before cutting into the leather. Here's how I did it. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18376/the-yoke-pattern-for-a-fantasy-fur-jacket
<![CDATA[Interlining a Slit Pocket]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18125/interlining-a-slit-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18125/interlining-a-slit-pocket Interlining a Slit Pocket Posted by KennethDKing
See the fur construction involving the slit pocket, as well as sewing the seams in this fantasy fur jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18125/interlining-a-slit-pocket
<![CDATA[Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18083/installing-a-pocket-bag-into-a-slit-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18083/installing-a-pocket-bag-into-a-slit-pocket Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket Posted by KennethDKing
Learn how to finish a pocket in part 3 of Kenneth's Fantasy Fur Jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18083/installing-a-pocket-bag-into-a-slit-pocket
<![CDATA[Fantasy fur, installment 2: Creating a slit pocket in the fur]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18067/fantasy-fur-installment-2-creating-a-slit-pocket-in-the-fur http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18067/fantasy-fur-installment-2-creating-a-slit-pocket-in-the-fur Fantasy fur, installment 2:  Creating a slit pocket in the fur Posted by KennethDKing
Continuing with the process of making this showy fantasy fur jacket, I'll show you how I engineered a slit pocket into the fur. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18067/fantasy-fur-installment-2-creating-a-slit-pocket-in-the-fur
<![CDATA[Sewing with creative materials]]> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17693/sewing-with-creative-materials http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17693/sewing-with-creative-materials Sewing with creative materials Posted by KennethDKing
Here's a peek at my latest project: working with synthetic hair to make fantasy fur. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17693/sewing-with-creative-materials
<![CDATA[Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22825/eliminate-buildup-in-your-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22825/eliminate-buildup-in-your-seam-allowances Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances Posted by KennethDKing
Reconfigure a pattern to divert the seam from the edges of tailored details. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22825/eliminate-buildup-in-your-seam-allowances
<![CDATA[How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22747/how-to-make-a-perfect-notched-lapel http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22747/how-to-make-a-perfect-notched-lapel How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel Posted by KennethDKing
Notched lapels are one of the hallmarks of good tailoring, and there's no reason to consider them impossible. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22747/how-to-make-a-perfect-notched-lapel
<![CDATA[How to Fine Tune a Bodice Front]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22691/how-to-fine-tune-a-bodice-front http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22691/how-to-fine-tune-a-bodice-front How to Fine Tune a Bodice Front Posted by KennethDKing
Learn how to read muslin, pinning the problem areas, and making the pattern adjustments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22691/how-to-fine-tune-a-bodice-front
<![CDATA[How to Fit Your Garment ]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22688/how-to-fit-your-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22688/how-to-fit-your-garment How to Fit Your Garment Posted by KennethDKing
Learn the three basic principles to the fitting your garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22688/how-to-fit-your-garment
<![CDATA[The Felted Wool Sweater--Updated]]> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17489/the-felted-wool-sweater-updated http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17489/the-felted-wool-sweater-updated The Felted Wool Sweater--Updated Posted by KennethDKing
See the image of the finished camp sweater so many of your requested. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17489/the-felted-wool-sweater-updated
<![CDATA[Martha Stewart--again!]]> Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:42:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17386/martha-stewart-again http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17386/martha-stewart-again Martha Stewart--again! Posted by KennethDKing
Even though it's a repeat, I'm going to be on Martha Stewart again! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17386/martha-stewart-again
<![CDATA[The Kermit-Green Jacket]]> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17305/the-kermit-green-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17305/the-kermit-green-jacket The Kermit-Green Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
I figured out a way to save this severely worn green jacket, which haunted my dreams, from the Salvation Army. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17305/the-kermit-green-jacket
<![CDATA[The Double Cloth Patch Pocket]]> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16568/the-double-cloth-patch-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16568/the-double-cloth-patch-pocket The Double Cloth Patch Pocket Posted by KennethDKing
This is a companion article to the double-sided cloth article in the magazine (Issue 152 Dec 2010/Jan 2011). I received some questions about how I handled the pocket, so I thought I'd post a how-to! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16568/the-double-cloth-patch-pocket
<![CDATA[The Bullfighter's Jacket]]> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16594/the-bullfighters-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16594/the-bullfighters-jacket The Bullfighter's Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
Pure eye candy--a magnificent example of gold bullion work for you to savor! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16594/the-bullfighters-jacket
<![CDATA[Staying a Neckline and Armhole]]> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15866/staying-a-neckline-and-armhole http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15866/staying-a-neckline-and-armhole Staying a Neckline and Armhole Posted by KennethDKing
Staying a neckline or armhole will ensure that you have a polished, professional, gap-free look when making garments with a scoop neck or a sleeveless armhole. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15866/staying-a-neckline-and-armhole
<![CDATA[Kenneth will be on Martha Stewart!]]> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:51:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15795/kenneth-will-be-on-martha-stewart http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15795/kenneth-will-be-on-martha-stewart Kenneth will be on Martha Stewart! Posted by KennethDKing
This is a shameless plug--I'm going to be on Martha Stewart's show, Wednesday September 22! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15795/kenneth-will-be-on-martha-stewart
<![CDATA[Staying a Curve with Crossgrain Muslin]]> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15258/staying-a-curve-with-crossgrain-muslin http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15258/staying-a-curve-with-crossgrain-muslin Staying a Curve with Crossgrain Muslin Posted by KennethDKing
Use a strip of crossgrain muslin, to stay a curved armhole before you construct the jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15258/staying-a-curve-with-crossgrain-muslin
<![CDATA[The Fortuny Jacket]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:53:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15635/the-fortuny-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15635/the-fortuny-jacket The Fortuny Jacket Posted by KennethDKing
People asked to see the rest of the ensemble after seeing the post of the Fortuny shirt. I don't have a good photo of the jeans just yet, but here's a cute one of the jacket, taken at a recent Threads photo shoot. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15635/the-fortuny-jacket
<![CDATA[The Fortuny Shirt]]> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15270/the-fortuny-shirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15270/the-fortuny-shirt The Fortuny Shirt Posted by KennethDKing
I came into a large piece of Fortuny printed cotton recently. I chose to make a shirt, which presented a challenge when finishing the armhole. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15270/the-fortuny-shirt
<![CDATA[Organza beaded "feather" edge]]> Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14850/organza-beaded-feather-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14850/organza-beaded-feather-edge Organza beaded Posted by KennethDKing
This is a variation of a trim I make for my souffle sweaters. It is an elegant trimming for evening clothes, but I actually like it combined with a salt-and-pepper tweed. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14850/organza-beaded-feather-edge
<![CDATA[Braided Belt: The Next Generation]]> Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14088/braided-belt-the-next-generation http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14088/braided-belt-the-next-generation Braided Belt:  The Next Generation Posted by KennethDKing
Braided belts remain a fashion classic. This is another in my series of belts that I wanted to figure out! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14088/braided-belt-the-next-generation
<![CDATA[Princess seams, and other treacherous curves!]]> Fri, 02 Jul 2010 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14740/princess-seams-and-other-treacherous-curves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14740/princess-seams-and-other-treacherous-curves Princess seams, and other treacherous curves! Posted by KennethDKing
There seems to be some confusion about sewing an inside seam to an outside seam, without puckering one side or the other. I'm posting this, to help all of those people I've talked to, who have this question. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14740/princess-seams-and-other-treacherous-curves
<![CDATA[Moulage class, a shameless plug, for those who are interested...]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14805/moulage-class-a-shameless-plug-for-those-who-are-interested http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14805/moulage-class-a-shameless-plug-for-those-who-are-interested KennethDKing
I've had people ask when I was next giving a bodice moulage (French method) class in Manhattan. I have dates! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14805/moulage-class-a-shameless-plug-for-those-who-are-interested
<![CDATA[How to make a Chrysanthemum flower]]> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14191/how-to-make-a-chrysanthemum-flower http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14191/how-to-make-a-chrysanthemum-flower How to make a Chrysanthemum flower Posted by KennethDKing
This extravagant blossom is suitable for trimming hats, or ball gowns. For its drama, it's surprisingly easy to make! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14191/how-to-make-a-chrysanthemum-flower
<![CDATA[Ribbon Braid]]> Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10858/ribbon-braid http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10858/ribbon-braid Ribbon Braid Posted by KennethDKing
This stunning ribbon braid is easy to create, and can add a touch of embellishment to any project! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10858/ribbon-braid
<![CDATA[Cut-on Gusset]]> Mon, 10 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12218/cut-on-gusset http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12218/cut-on-gusset Cut-on Gusset Posted by KennethDKing
This technique from the classic Norfolk jacket provides incredible mobility for your arms while allowing for a closely fitting bodice ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12218/cut-on-gusset
<![CDATA[Circular Ribbon Flower Redux]]> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13182/circular-ribbon-flower-redux http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13182/circular-ribbon-flower-redux Circular Ribbon Flower Redux Posted by KennethDKing
Spring has sprung, and this "extended play" version of the circular ribbon flower will be the perfect trim for all of those airy sundresses! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13182/circular-ribbon-flower-redux
<![CDATA[The Circular Ribbon Flower]]> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12197/the-circular-ribbon-flower http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12197/the-circular-ribbon-flower The Circular Ribbon Flower Posted by KennethDKing
This lovely ribbon flower is most versatile--trim a hat with a small version, or scale it up for a wonderful ruffled cuff! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12197/the-circular-ribbon-flower
<![CDATA[Moving Flare in a Skirt]]> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10656/moving-flare-in-a-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10656/moving-flare-in-a-skirt Moving Flare in a Skirt Posted by KennethDKing
Understanding how fullness is added and arranged in a flare skirt, can give you an understanding of how fitting principles work. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10656/moving-flare-in-a-skirt
<![CDATA[Perfect Pleated Edging ]]> Mon, 21 Dec 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10878/perfect-pleated-edging http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10878/perfect-pleated-edging Perfect Pleated Edging Posted by KennethDKing
Polyester organza is durable for edging, but can be difficult to manage. Kenneth shows a trick he figured out for making the pleating come out perfect. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to do a Blanket Stitch]]> Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7211/how-to-do-a-blanket-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7211/how-to-do-a-blanket-stitch How to do a Blanket Stitch Posted by KennethDKing
This stitch is primarily used decoratively as an edge stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing with the Bobbin Thread]]> Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7969/sewing-with-the-bobbin-thread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7969/sewing-with-the-bobbin-thread Sewing with the Bobbin Thread Posted by KennethDKing
When making tucks or darts in transparent fabrics, this trick will enable you to end the stitching line perfectly! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Knotted Belt]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8185/how-to-make-a-knotted-belt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8185/how-to-make-a-knotted-belt How to Make a Knotted Belt Posted by KennethDKing
Elaborate-looking knotting techniques can sometimes be quite easy to do! This beautiful knotted belt reveals itself to be a simple braiding pattern, made lavish by the use of multiple decorative cords. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Do a Slipstitch]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:22:33 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7220/how-to-do-a-slipstitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7220/how-to-do-a-slipstitch How to Do a Slipstitch Posted by KennethDKing
Here is another useful stitch to know. This stitch is great for hemming and finishing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silk Lotus Flower]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2009 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7714/silk-lotus-flower http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7714/silk-lotus-flower Silk Lotus Flower Posted by KennethDKing
The silk lotus flower is an easy but lush flower, that would be suitable for adding a bit of dash and color to any ensemble. Made up in silk dupione or silk tafetta, it can work for evening or day clothes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to do a Pickstitch]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:07:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7215/how-to-do-a-pickstitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7215/how-to-do-a-pickstitch How to do a Pickstitch Posted by KennethDKing
This strong, decorative stitch can be used to install zippers in difficult fabrics or understitch seam allowance on facings. ]]>
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<![CDATA[French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery]]> Mon, 06 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7596/french-and-colonial-knots-for-embroidery http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7596/french-and-colonial-knots-for-embroidery French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery Posted by KennethDKing
White embroidery is a cool and elegant summer look. There are a variety of embroidery stitches, but the French knot and Colonial knot provide interesting texture to a design. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to do a Fell Stitch ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7225/how-to-do-a-fell-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7225/how-to-do-a-fell-stitch How to do a Fell Stitch Posted by KennethDKing
The fell stitch is used to appliqué one layer of fabric to another. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Leather Passementerie]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:28:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6971/leather-passementerie http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6971/leather-passementerie Leather Passementerie Posted by KennethDKing
Elegant passementerie can be woven from thin leather cord, making an extravagant trimming for any garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Catch Stitch]]> Tue, 26 May 2009 10:58:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7207/how-to-sew-a-catch-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7207/how-to-sew-a-catch-stitch How to Sew a Catch Stitch Posted by KennethDKing
Kenneth King shows you two versions of this handy stitch. ]]>
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