Rae Stephens

Rae Stephens

 Who would have thought that combining dance, choreography and couture, would result in such amazing costumes ....
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:59

Laser Cutting and Engraving on fabric

Laser cutting allows designers to make custom pattern designs and as this video explains, the patterns are not that difficult to make. However, you may need to get a laser cutting service to do the laser work a laser cutter is very expensive. This process takes time, and patience - not for the faint of heart ... 
Designer Diana Eng shows us some samples from her Laser Lace collection. By using a laser etcher on fabric she creates intricate lace designs inspired by nature ...
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:49

Working in Theatre: Costume Designer

  Emilio Sosa knows his fabrics. He likes diving into research. He’s adept at collaborating with everyone from tailors and sewers to directors like George C. Wolfe and Phylicia Rashad. He’s got an incredible eye for design...and he stays cool under pressure. Join Emilio Sosa, who most recently worked with Center Theatre Group on August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as he talks about what it takes to become a costume designer in theatre, how he got his start, and his first big break.
Monday, 05 June 2017 10:12

Trying a Handheld Sewing Machine

I love sewing gadgets and the hand-held sewing machine stirred my curiosity too, but I didn't buy one. This is delightful, and thanks for trying it out for us!
Lauren Stowell created her company American Duchess to share creative, historical costume-making with interested people. Historical shoes proved to be hard to find, but let's hear it from her ... 
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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.