I do, at least, I used to feel that way about entering into the world of nuts and bolts, power tools and fixtures; that is, until I began working as a Costumer. Now, I look at Hardware Store shopping on par with a Vintage Collectables shop; I’m always likely to find a few treasures that I can toss into my kit. Speaking of my kit …
 Is it possible to hand-stitch a buttonhole in less than 10 minutes? Watch this lovely work ...
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.
Nothing like a lovely rolled hem ...
Useful tips for sewing with silky, slippery fabrics ...
Just a few reminders before you sew this tricky fabri; also, you may need to change your needle ...
Need a tailcoat tonight? In a pinch ....
Don't worry, it happens ....
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 ...
Sewing is the backbone of the Wardrobe department and the basic stitches you learned to sew at home or school are the same ones we use to create professional costumes. If you never learned to sew, it's never too late. Most sewing machine shops offer free sewing machine lessons when you buy a machine. You may have to pay a nominal fee for the lessons if you don't buy one there. Or, you may know someone who can teach you the basic stitches while making a skirt or pair of shorts. Have a look at this video and see that sewing is not very complicated and, ... is I think it's a lot of fun. This video shows straight stitching, zig zag, and more ... {youtube}Hq-ISOE9_q8{/youtubea}
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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.