Kenneth D. King’s Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure



No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments each and every time. In this comprehensive resource, Kenneth shows the home sewer how to bear in mind her shape and fitting options, in addition to how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment. From there, he explains his Smart Fitting methods―net gain (add fabric), net loss (take away fabric), or no net gain or loss (move fabric around)―to make the necessary corrections to the pattern.

Along the way, Kenneth draws on his 30+ years of patternmaking and couturier experience to:

  • assist the sewer bear in mind proportion, wearing ease, and design ease
  • learn how to measure accurately
  • learn about fitting and alteration methods
  • learn how to make a muslin―the gold standard of test garments; and discover ways to alter patterns for 35 upper body part issues
  • the home sewer may also be privy to garment construction tips picked up throughout Kenneth’s years of couture sewing―things that make complex details a breeze

In Kenneth D. King’s Fitting Essentials, Kenneth takes an differently confusing process and makes it logical and straightforward.

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