Gentleman Jim, Master Tailor of 52 years, shares a few fabric handing and cutting tips. I must be nuts; the sound of his shears cutting that fabric made me smile. Wonderful tips here, and, an aknowledgement that many people cut on low tables (or floors); I think we've all cut a large garment out on the floor at least once ...
Costumers usually have several pairs of scissors in their toolbox; sewing scissors, cutting shears, pinking shears, serrated blades, pointed embroidery scissors and thread snips. This blog is intended to help you make the best cutting tool investment you can.
Costumers spend many hours each day sewing and ironing; either work task can cause strain and aches by the end of the day. Today's blog is about healthy sewing and ironing; hope it helps ...
I'll never forget the first time I returned to the costume shop just as a person, whom I did not know, was holding a large piece of poster paper in one hand and was reaching towards my expensive cutting shears with the other. Yikes! I remember having a horrible feeling in my stomach; danger somehow .... {youtube}Prqv31EosYY{/youtube

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.