About Us

Sewing Patterns

Earnest Threads LLC is an independent sewing pattern company owned and operated in Minneapolis, MN. We’re excited to begin offering a variety of sewing patterns including wardrobe staples, artful accents, and practical accessories. We strive to create easy-to-read patterns with a focus on fit, because we believe that well-fitting clothes make you feel great!

Our women’s patterns span bust sizes 30-52 inches and include multiple cup sizes. Our Irish dance patterns are sized for both children and adults.

Our first patterns, published in 2016 under the name Gúna Rince, were for Irish dance costumes and accessories. We’re proud to continue building this collection, now renamed as our “Gúna Rince” collection.

Solo Dresses

We have been creating custom Irish dance costumes since 2014 (formerly under the name Guna Rince), and aim to provide you with a positive and worry-free experience when ordering a custom garment. Dressmaker Mattie Ernst has been involved in the Minnesota Irish music and dance communities since 2006. Her background in theater inspires bold, eye-catching designs that blend traditional Celtic artwork with modern design.

Naturally Dyed Textile Goods

We create and sell various textile accessories made with natural dyeing and eco-printing techniques. We are currently selling them on our website and at various events around the Twin Cities area. From the artist:

“Ever since childhood I’ve loved to work and create with my hands.  I’ve always been fascinated by nature, and my favorite color is all of them!  I use textiles to showcase the beauty of nature by combining natural dyes with prints from locally foraged leaves and plants.  Just as each leaf on a tree is unique, so is every print and I enjoy exploring the full potential of each plant I choose to use.  As a life-long sewer, I find fabric to be an intimate medium that invites us to develop a personal relationship with the items we wear and use.”