Kenneth King is teaching his moulage class in Queens, at Sew Right Sewing Machines and I am signed up to take it! I muddle along altering patterns to fit and I am hoping that a moulage and subsequent sloper will help me not only alter commercial patterns but be the start of drafting my own patterns. He says that he really doesn't have much advice on altering patterns from a sloper because he drafts all his own patterns but he recommends Lynn Maynard's DVD on fitting for this. Pattern Review has it available I believe and if you are a PR member you get a discount on purchases from the site. The class is on 3 consecutive Sundays in February and March . It's a bit shorter commute than NYC for me where he has offered other classes. I'm excited to not only take the class from KK, but I always relish the opportunity to meet other garment sewers in person.
He is also teaching a skirt drafting class this month, but one class at a time and honestly, I can draft a skirt by myself with a set of instructions. The moulage is more complicated and we will work in teams of two for measuring each other. I have his moulage book but I've never gotten further than printing it out. My dh is notoriously bad at taking accurate measurements. I am also hoping that I can use the skintight moulage we sew up to refit my duct tape dress form that has never been perfect and time and gravity have lowered the bust to make it really unusable.
The class comes with great reviews and to meet KK? I can't wait.
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