Sunday, May 28, 2017

Classes in Depth: Summer Sewing: Marcy Tilton Jacket

The Material Girls have a whole new Summer Sewing Series, multiple classes to help you put together some fun wardrobe basics and have a great time, too!

The first class in the Summer Sewing Series is the Marcy Tilton Jacket. Using Vogue 9244, you'll make a versatile lightweight jacket, perfect for Minnesota summers, unpredictable weather, and moving in and out of air-conditioned spaces.


Cool pockets, a casual hood, and shaped hemline make this jacket unique and fun. Your fabric choice can transform this pattern from just a little cover up to a stand alone “upscale sweatshirt."

The class will cover techniques for sewing with knits on your regular sewing machine, but we recommend having some experience sewing with knits. Serger construction will also be covered, so if you have a serger and love it, bright it along!

This class is Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 June 6, 13, and 20

Skill Level: Intermediate
Fee: $65
Instructor: Material Girls

To sign up for this class, call us at (651)698-9690, or stop by the store!

To see all of our classes, check our class page here!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

New Organic Knits

Check out the new arrivals in our organic section: buttery soft 100% organic cotton knits!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Weekend Hours

Treadle will be open regular store hours Saturday and Sunday May 27 & 28, and closed Memorial Day.

Saturday May 27 open 10-5
Sunday May 28 open 1-5
Monday May 29 CLOSED

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Cute As A Bug

We have some adorable new bug prints, just in time for summer. Don't worry, these crawlies are definitely not creepy!





Thursday, May 25, 2017

Classes in Depth: History of Fashion

We're starting a new series here on the blog! Classes in Depth will tell you more about some of the unique opportunities offered in our Treadle classroom. Our class page tells you the basic info, but Classes in Depth aims to give you a little more, so your questions can be answered and you can figure out just which classes are right for you!

I'm starting out with one of my favorite classes to teach, History of Fashion!

In this 2.5 hour lecture and discussion, I will cover a 400-year timeline of fashion history, including lots of pretty pictures! We'll focus on women's wear but trends in menswear styles will also be covered.


I hope to address many common questions about historic clothing. Why so much underwear? Were corsets uncomfortable? How do you get your hairdo that big? We'll also talk about the why of fashion, and what inspired change.


If you're interested in re-creating historic garments, this is perfect starter class. I will give you tips on how to begin and lots of resources for learning more.

If you like vintage details and want to incorporate them into your modern sewing, we'll cover that too! There are plenty of ways to be inspired by the past.


This class is Friday 6:00 - 8:30 June 2
Skill Level: All
Fee: $25

To register, call us at (651)698-9690 or stop by the store.

Look for more Classes in Depth posts coming up on our blog!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Treadlette Tuesday: Rebecca's Mother of The Bride Picks

It's wedding season, and that means more than just bridal gowns! Attending weddings and being part of the bridal party requires something special to wear, too. Treadlette Rebecca has put together some fabulous style ideas for anyone who is "not your average Mother of The Bride (or Groom!)."

This gorgeous grey lace with a grey and gold shot silk shantung and Burda 6646.


Charcoal grey lace with teal and bronze shot silk taffeta, also with Burda 6646.


This bright orange silk chiffon is paired with an earthy printed silk and Vogue 1532.


A dramatic printed and cut velvet with deep red taffeta create a sheath dress and wrap ensemble using Simplicity 8258 (Rebecca notes, "it has awesome pockets!") and Vogue 8957.



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cotton Sateen

We have a gorgeous new group of cotton sateen fabrics! These luscious 100% cotton sateens have a matte shine and a slightly heavier weight, making them ideal for pants, skirts, and jackets.