Enjoy this discussion of lining fabrics; some are definately better than others ...

Community Theatre Costume Designers are worth their weight in gold, to a community theatre company. Take a look at the qualityof these costumes accomplished by Rebecca Ballard  ...

Ever thought of using a utility knife instead of a seam ripper? Not a bad idea, but be careful ...

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 ...

Kelly Pederson Hanson talks about  some alternative seam rippers and methods of using them ...

Costume designer Lou Eyrich has two Emmys but even she was a little intimidated when she was assigned to dress the fashion icon Lady Gaga for “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Eyrich joined Variety’s Maria Cavassuto to pull back the curtain on The Countess’s dressing room.

ABC’s hit “Dancing With The Stars” gets bigger every year, with more dancers, more outfits and even more rhinestones; let's join Jenelle Riley backstage to meet with costume designers Steven Lee and Daniela Gschwendtner to find out how they keep everyone looking fabulous.

This chaotic schedule reminds me costume designer, Anne Dixon, for Battle of the Blades... working late, beading faster and faster, while trying to accomplish everything before Camera! is called ...

Puppet Designer Emily DeCola ,of The Puppet Kitchen has been designing and building puppets in New York for 7 years. She explains the wide scope of creating characters, sculpting puppets from a variety of materials, and both the possibilities and limitations in performing using puppets. She shares how her puppeteering career began and has led to partnering with Michael Schupbach and Eric Wright at their own puppetry studio. DeCola shows how the puppets were developed and designed for John Tartaglia's "ImaginOcean."

Beverly Downes shows us how to make and use faux feathers ...

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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.