Friends, despite extensive negotiation between his people and my people, I am sad to report that I will not be able to give couture fashion designer Kenneth D. King away to any of my readers. There's only one of him, alas, and he's a busy man.
However, thanks to the generosity of Mr. King, I am able to give away a sealed copy of his latest DVD, Smart Sewing with Fake Fur to one lucky MPB reader!
I first met Kenneth King in 2009 at the American Sewing Expo, back when I had just started to sew, and we've been in touch ever since. Both devotees of thrift stores and flea markets, we often run into each other on our respective weekend shopping jaunts. (BTW, if you don't already follow Kenneth on Instagram, where he catalogs his fabulous finds, what are you waiting for?)
But there's more!
If you're in NYC this coming Wednesday, November 18th at 6 pm, you can meet Kenneth King in person! He'll be presenting Smart Sewing with Fake Fur at the Fashion Institute of Technology Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located in the David Dubinsky Student Center on 27th St. between 7th & 8th Avenues. He'll also be signing copies of his book, Cool Couture, and his novel, All Grown Up Now.
If you'd like to participate in the Smart Sewing with Fake Fur DVD giveaway, just leave a comment below between now and Tuesday, November 17th at 12pm EST. Everyone is eligible, and I'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday, November 18th, the same day as Kenneth's launch party.
Parenthetically, I followed Kenneth King's excellent fake fur instructions (in a printed format) when I made my cousin Cathy a coat in 2011. The results were marvelous!
All right, all you Kenneth King and faux fur fans, ready to toss your hats in the ring?
Remember, you have until midnight, EST, Tuesday, November 17th and I'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday, November 18th.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!