Nov 2013

Press As You Sew

Press As You Sew

Expert costume makers know it is vital to press seams and shape fabric with an iron as you sew. Lisha tells us why and shares tips for how to press more effectively.

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Organizing Your Sewing Space, Part I

Organizing Your Sewing Space, Part I

In the midst of a costume project, we all sometimes find our sewing area can get quickly out of hand. Lisha shows us how to organize our sewing furniture and supplies.

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Mrs. Gainsborough Part 2 - Stays

Mrs. Gainsborough Part 2 - Stays

Working from the skin up for Mrs Gainsborough's 18th century ensemble, Julia takes us through building her stays - the key to the classic Georgian silhouette.

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A Costumer's Guide to Conventions

A Costumer's Guide to Conventions

It’s so satisfying to show off your finery to like-minded people. Emmalia shows us how to handle a convention without going crazy.

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Planning a Historical Ball, 2

Planning a Historical Ball, 2

Planning a historical ball requires a lot of time and attention to detail. Heather and Raquelle have some hints to keep in mind for your event.

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