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How to Make Gloves

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It was the last day the crew of costumers had to finish the costumes. We had them all hung on the rack, ready to go to the dressing room when we got a request from the director, for a pair of gloves. It was late, the stores were already closed and they would not reopen before the costume parade early the next morning; what to do? The Costume Shop Manager traced her hands onto some stretchy fabric and cut out the shapes. She then headed over to the serger and began to serge. Within 15 minutes, we had a stage-ready pair of gloves. Now, that's what I call a professional ....


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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.