Monday, June 5, 2017

Classes In Depth: Historic Sewing Workshop

Hey Treadle Friends, Elizabeth here! As you may know, I am seriously into historic sewing. I have been making historic garments for over 20 years, ever since I went to my first Victorian Ball. I was hooked!

Over the years, I have learned a lot about historic techniques, accuracy, and different eras. A few years ago I translated that experience into a class.

Historic Sewing Workshop is a 5-session class that meets every other week, giving you plenty of time to do your sewing "homework" in between.

Treadle student Riki in her robe a la francaise

My personal experience ranges from about 1550 to 1880, but the class covers anything up to 1950, so vintage style projects are welcome. We'll cover corset-making for various eras, proper underwear and foundations, how to re-create a fashion plate or portrait, and so much more.

Treadle student Anne-Marie with her husband Dan at Versailles

This class is open to the garment and era of your choice; you pick your own project, your own pace, and your own level of accuracy. Whether you want to hand-sew everything, or you'd rather machine-sew and take some shortcuts, we'll make a plan for whatever suits your needs.

Treadle student Marty in her 18th century ensemble
To sign up for any of our classes, call us at (651)698-9690 or simply stop by!

Take a look at all of our classes here.

4 comments:

  1. oh my god I need this in my life.

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  2. Elizabeth, I'm wondering if there is a way I might communicate with you as I have some questions about making a Victoria Christmas Caroling dress.

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  3. Wow, these photos---and clothes---are wonderful!I'm happy you are providing this class. I don't think anyone else in the Twin Cities is teaching this sort of thing.

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  4. Is it possible to sign up if we can't make every class? This looks SO amazing, but Friday nights are tough. :(

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