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Let´s talk about sewing machines, irons, dress dummies, hot glue guns and wire mesh--all the great tools of the trade and how to use them.

Costume Sewing Shortcuts star
Check out these sewing shortcuts to speed up your costuming.

Costume Shop Inventory star
Find out what you need to set up a professional costume shop.

Get a Perfect Fit Every Time star
Dress forms are great tools, but they never seem to match the shape you need exactly. Here's a tool to help you get the most out of any dress form--a perfect fit every time!

How to Pad Out an Adjustable Dress Form star
Here are some hints on how to get the perfect measurements on an adjustable dress form.

How to Research a Beginner Sewing Machine star
Buying your first sewing machine can be a challenge, especially if you're a beginner just learning to sew. Here are some tips to make your decision a little easier.

How to Sell Your Costumes Online star
When you're ready to start selling your costumes, there are a wide variety of online marketplaces just waiting for you.

Pain-Free Sewing star
Sewing shouldn't hurt. But we all have those days where our eyes are bleary and our backs look like a question mark. Here are some common-sense tips to keep you sewing long hours without pain.

Recommended Fabric Resources star
Where to find the best prices and highest quality on linen, wool, silk, velvet, leather and trim for historic costumes

Tips for Working with Chiffon star
Learn how to tame slippery fabrics like chiffon and other sheers with these tips.

Tips on Choosing the Right Dress Form star
Dress forms can make your sewing a whole lot more enjoyable. Your costumes will fit perfectly and look amazing. Here are some buying tips for choosing the best dressmakers dummy for you.

Unique Costume Embellishments star
Do you have a plain costume that needs that extra something? Try these unique costume embellishment ideas to add "Ooomph" to your designs.

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