Mr. Porter and Director Matthew Vaughn  created a bespoke collection from Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman: The Secret Service. Each piece is crafted in Britain by heritage manufacturers, from the tailoring, shoes, watches ties.

Now, your gentleman can look like a Kingsman ...

News to rock the sewing world … 

While this video demonstrates small cutting projects, I can see this application being applied to clothing pattern pieces in the future ...

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 ...

Theatrical Shoe Designer Phil LaDuca worked as a Broadway dancer, choreographer and dance teacher before creating LaDuca dance shoes. He has created character shoes with the needed flexibility to be danceable, as well as the support and security for singers and actors. He works with costume designers, and handles the process from sketches through manufacturing in Italy to the finished products that end up on Broadway, national tours, and films. LaDuca shows how customized shoes are created for actresses such as Kristin Chenoweth in "Promises, Promises" and Bebe Neuwirth in "The Addams Family."

Salvador Perez’s work is very diverse;he has designed for many TV series including Castle, Moonlight, Veronica Mars and currently The Mindy Project. He is currently the serving president of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.

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 ...

Clint Ramos is nominated for a Tony Award for the costumes for 'Eclipsed,' the Broadway play starring Lupita Nyong’o, and designed the play’s sets as well. Clint joined Variety’s Jenelle Riley to talk about the challenges of recreating war-­torn West Africa on the Broadway stage.

Here's a great tutorial for bobbin lace-making, for those lace folk ... 

Adam Savage built an amazing Totoro cosplay that he wore at New York Comic Con! In this One Day Build, Adam shows us how he designed the costume to be lightweight and collapsible, how he formed Totoro's iconic shape, and the little details that brought the huggable character to life.

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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.