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Costume Designer Montana Blanco discusses his work from Octoroon ...

Check out these tips and tricks that can be done on almost any sewing machine...

Up to 85% of sewing machine repairs are avoidable and simple things ...

Use the Pearls & Piping foot for couching Rat Tail cord with the blanket stitch...

*(Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

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  ...

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 ...

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!

 Join Adam Savage and puppet supervisor Michael Reilly backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco. We visit the musical's puppet shop, where puppet supervisor Michael Reilly walks us through the numerous intricate and varied puppets and masks used in the performance and shows us how they're maintained in his traveling workshop; I especially love Michael's road boxes ...

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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.