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 relatively free-form; you pick your own project, your own pace, and your own level of accuracy. If you want to hand-sew everything exactly like they did in Ye Olden Tymes, great! I'll show you how! If you'd rather machine-sew and take some shortcuts, that's great, too! We'll make a plan for whatever suits your needs.
|Treadle student Marty in her 18th century ensemble|
This class meets Friday 6:00 - 9:00 June 16, 30, July 14, August 4, 18
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Elizabeth Merritt
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.