Right into a ittle joke; because smiling is good for us ...        

Mayes C. Rubeo originally from Mexico is one of the most prestigious names in costume design in recent times. She won the Costume Designers Guild Award in 2009  for her wonderful work in the film Avatar, and has also had successes for her design work on films like Apocalypto and World War Z. Check out her work for Warcraft ...

Accessories are always important when creating a period outfit; lets look at some Edwardian accessories ...

Get a cup of tea; the costumes begin a bit into the video, but they are so incredable up close ...

Need a refresher, check this out; 153 yrs of women's fashion in 8 mins ...

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     Hello again, I thought this was a good time to bring you up to date on our sewing adventures; my friend Lynne is sewing costumes with me.It's great to have someone to work with and we enjoy each others company. 

     Like so many other costumers sewing at home, I have been happily using a generic folding table as a cutting surface as welll as a sewing/serging table. I felt it was a step-up from either the kitchen table, coffee table or floor that had previously been comandeered for projects. Even still, with a little help from my partner, we were able to make some table leg extentions to raise it up to commercial counter height; I also have a taller set that lifts the table to a comfortable cutting height. Wonderful and so much easier on my back.

Philip Treacy walks us through his millinery studio in London, England and talks to us about making hats ...

 

Checking out the Stephens Jones workroom ...

Lyn Paolo, costume desiger for Scandal, takes us through character Olivia Pope's costume line-up ...

William Ivey Long takes us on a wonderful visit with two other costume designers ....

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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.