Connie Crawford summarizes of block fusing when using interfacing during garment construction...

When history evolved and women were beginning to avoid wearing stays; the practise of using jumps, began. Angela Clayton takes us through this process as she sews her 18th Century ensamble.

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

This oragami bodice is lovely; certainly a distinctive look ...

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

Costume Designer Joanna Eatwell shows us her costumes for Wolf Hall ... beautiful ...

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 ...

Dare I laugh at this? Costumers may use different things for pin cushions, various stuffed animal shapes, flower shapes and even a regular soft body doll ... sew fun. What do you use as a pin cushion? ... enjoy

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.