Kelly Pederson Hanson talks about  some alternative seam rippers and methods of using them ...

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!

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.