Hi, Elizabeth here, and this Treadlette Tuesday I thought I'd share one of my own recent projects!
I made this c. 1560s style kirtle from wool using a pattern from the wonderful book The Tudor Tailor. Historically it would have been sewn all by hand but I used a combination of hand and machine sewing. The sleeves are also wool, and the shift and cap are made of handkerchief linen.
I wore this to a costume convention and I'll also be wearing it to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!
If you've ever had trouble finding the perfect finishing touch for a project, Custom Trims And Buttons class at Treadle is for you!
Perfect, crisp pleats are simple (when you know the secrets!).
Make full, gathered ruffles out of any fabric you like!
Create soft flowers out of fabric or ribbon!
Learn the easiest ways to make coordinating buttons. Or try a fun contrast!
Or a delicate, lacy, thread worked button!
And so much more! Use bias cut fabric strips to make your own ribbons, bands, and piping! Twist threads and cords to make a custom blend! Combine multiple trims and stitches for a totally unique result!
Learn to apply your custom trims to bridal and special occasion sewing, casual garments, or home decor, whatever you love to sew!
This class is Wednesday, Sept 27 and Oct 4, 6:30 - 9:30.
Class fee: $55
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
To sign up, call us at (651)698-9690. See our complete class schedule here.
Jess has been sewing since she was 10 years old, and has been a lifelong Treadle shopper. She has lovely memories of sitting playing with toys while her mother shopped.
She loves garment sewing, mostly for her children when they were small.
Most of our kids' classes are taught by our wonderful Jess. She's got a real knack for keeping kids engaged and enjoying sewing!
Jess is also an avid (obsessed) toy maker. Her favorite thing she ever did was design a toy rocket which was featured in the first One Yard Wonders book. Look for her Soft Stuffed Friends class coming up this winter at Treadle!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the Elvis of Haute Couture. Choose from two all-day classes or an evening lecture (really, just a party in disguise!)
There will be door prizes, great stories, and a chance to see Kenneth’s garments up close.
Plus, attendees will enjoy a 15% discount on all purchases at a private shopping party at Treadle on Saturday evening. Come for refreshments and get help with fabric selection and inspiration from Kenneth himself!