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Professor King on Fitting the Back

Learn this fancy shoulder shaping tip for fitting the back with Professor Kenneth D. King. If you lower the shoulder, you won’t have to make a horizontal fold across the back. Learn more about how to re-draft your shoulder seams to prevent rippling at the waist. Fitting sleeves, shoulders, and backs are Kenneth D. King’s specialties. You can find his Smart Fitting, Smart Tailoring, and Smart Sewing USBs on the Taunton store along with a signed hardcover copy of “Smart Fitting Solutions“. You may also enjoy some of his other articles about fitting sleeves, shoulders and the back: A Fresh Way to Fit a Sleeve Create Defined Shoulders by Borrowing a Vintage Detail Make a Dress Form Arm How to Transform a Standard Curved Armhole into a Square-Cut Armhole How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 1 The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 2 We hope you enjoy this video as part of our Project Guide “Fit and Sew Tops”, a five chapter online guide filled with all the information you will need to get your best fitting tops – from fitting techniques to construction and finishing touches. Kenneth D. King, a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime…

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  1. user-6894301 | | #1

    Love your videos!
    Doesn't the adjustment amount depend on your height or your measurements?
    I am 5'2" and backs are always too big-need more like a 2-3" adjustment

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