Kenneth D King: Life lessons and sewing

Monday 2 November 2020: Kenneth was gracious enough to record an updated podcast now that we’re living in this new normal with Covid.

Kenneth D King

You’ll have noticed his fabulous work making Barbie clothes. But if you’ve listened to Kenneth’s podcast ‘All Grown Up Now’, you’ll know how significant making Barbie clothes have been in his life and how making Barbie clothes help the panic attacks away.

He talks about his love for Fortuny fabrics and how is sewing advice is all about fit and building a few well fitted basic patterns you can go back to again and again where you can make the style changes you want, when you want to.

Good news for Kenneth King fans. The Australian Sewing Guild online workshop on 14 November with Kenneth D King will be recorded.

If you have registered for this class, you will have access to the recording for 2 weeks, up to 28 November. For those who are attending the live event, you’ll be able to refresh your memory and practice the technique. Anyone not able to attend on the 14th will still get the chance to watch the recording; you just miss the opportunity to ask questions in real time.

To attend the live Zoom class and/or watch the video, be sure to register at

Episode 17: Kenneth D King is a man of many talents. A many faceted gem – millinery, jewellery, sewing, couture, developed the KDK bag and more recently barbie doll couture. This is just part 1 of our chat with Kenneth D King.

Episode 18: In part 2 Kenneth gives us life lessons and tips about sewing.

A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

In this second episode with Kenneth D King we learn 3 more things about his talents. Well there really are more gems we learn about Kenneth in this episode and re-listening to both episodes is a must.

Kenneth also gives us some sewing tips he’s learnt the hard way. He’s a wonderful bloke and so his podcasts are wonderful. Go and listen to Kenneth’s All Grown Up Now podcast and have a good binge listen to them. Go to his website

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is 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. 

Cocoon coat

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 Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!

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