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#FeatureFriday Catching Up With Deneen!...

Happy Friday! Today I’m introducing yet another new monthly blog series called “Catching Up With…” which will feature a former intern, stitcher, or employee of the Studio and what they have been up to in their fashion and/or costume design field since! We open this blog series today with a former intern, Deneen, who joined usRead more

#TuesdayTips: All Your Custom Costume Qu...

With Halloween around the corner, I am getting e-mails and phone calls daily about custom costumes and I decided to turn it into a blog post for Tuesday Tips for everyone looking to have a costume made. I had Marilyn fill out a questionnaire answering the most common questions asked by clients. Here’s what sheRead more

#FeatureFriday: Beach Wrap History

Over the past few weeks, the Studio added two new items to our retail section: beach wraps! Both were built by two of our summer interns, Eve and Rana, under the supervision of Marilyn and Karen. They turned out great! I (Admin) have to admit as I was pulling patterns for all the wraps, I neverRead more

#FeatureFriday Dress Like Grace Kelly...

Happy Friday! This week I did some research again, tracking down similar (and inspired!) patterns of a few dresses worn by Grace Kelly. To see my past post on Audrey Hepburn clothing patterns, click HERE. The Rear Window Dress McCalls 4045A This pattern was actually used for Grace’s dress. It’s no longer in print BUT youRead more

#FeatureFriday: Ashley’s Favorite ...

This week’s #FeatureFriday concludes our ‘Favorite Project’ Survey at the Studio. Today we talked to the Studio’s head stitcher, Ashley! Q: Which type of garment do you enjoy working on most? Ashley: Props, most anything from scratch. Q: Why do you prefer working on these types of garments? Is there a specific alteration that youRead more

#FeatureFriday: JJ’s Favorite Stud...

Happy Friday! It’s time to hear another favorite project from one of our stitchers, JJ! Q: Which type of garment do you enjoy working on most? JJ: Costumes Q: Why do you prefer working on these types of garments? Is there a specific alteration that you enjoy doing most? JJ: I enjoy working on costumesRead more

#FeatureFriday: Marilyn’s Favorite...

Last week I handed out a survey to all the stitchers in the Studio about specific garments they enjoy working with and what their favorite project was. For the next six weeks, I will be featuring each person in one blog entry with their answers. Let’s start with Marilyn! Q: Which type of garment do you enjoyRead more

#FeatureFriday Custom Pageant Dress

Last week the workroom finished a custom pageant gown for a client’s daughter. The dress consisted of 7 colors: yellow, purple, red, blue, orange, green, and pink. Each color was used only once per panel. It was accented with a belt with a floral applique and a floral ribbon that ran down each side ofRead more

#FeatureFriday: Costumes for Comic-Cons...

The 2016 Comic-Cons are right around the corner, with a local one coming up this weekend! We’re just starting to get calls for costume requests and it’s always a fun project to be able to put together a character costume. For those of you that aren’t familiar with all of our Studio services, we haveRead more

#FeatureFriday: A Stitcher’s Exper...

With Halloween right around the corner, the Studio has seen an increase in costume rentals, not only through our Costume Closet, but with custom costumes as well. One of our stitchers, Leah, took on her first custom costume project in the Studio last week. She shares her experiences in a Q&A below. Photo: Leah (left)Read more