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Professor King on the Grid


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Fitting Tips with Professor King is a 13-part video series that will teach you valuable techniques and skills to help you sew better fitting garments. Threads contributing editor and sewing expert Kenneth D. King covers test garments, creating symmetry on asymmetrical body types, tips on fitting arms and skirts, how to pivot darts, reducing cap ease, and much more. Follow along as Kenneth walks you through these lessons excerpted from his 3-DVD workshop Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King. In…

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  1. cindye | | #1

    Epic for me! I took your trouser draft class in Minneapolis and remember that you did in fact show this but I did not grasp the concept at that time. Thanks! Transforms my idea of net gain and loss inside the pattern.

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    mauraricketts | | #2

    Many Thanks!!! This is one of the fitting problems I have with almost everything I make! I’ve tried a few things, but now I see why they didn’t work. I’ll be using this IMMEDIATELY! Thanks again

  3. user-7701548 | | #3

    Absolutely genius

  4. user-7225691 | | #4

    This is a good method to take care of small fitting problems. It should be amended, however, that larger adjustments cannot be done following this process because (1) it distorts the altered seam too much and (2) could create other fitting setbacks. To visualize this issue, imagine transferring a necessary fisheye dart on a torso pattern to the side seam- not that you want to; this is only to clarify my point. You would clearly see the problem it would present.
    Instead, for relatively larger intakes, a new dart should be created where needed.
    When increasing the dimension (i.e. a gap created by slashing the muslin) similar issues should be considered for enlarging adjustments.

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