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|
Take a look at all of our classes here.