Tag: freelance

Confronting Elitism in the Costume Industry

A costume designer has told The Stage about the difficulty faced by working class people trying to break into the industry. Having written extensively on the fight for better recognition of the costume profession Catherine Kodicek and has "come out" ...

Butchart and Laverty Talk Film Fashion

Hundreds of costume professionals filled Piccardilly's Jewel Bar on March 15 to make new contacts and listen to fashion historians Amber Butchart and Christopher Laverty discuss the role of costume in film. The over-subscribed event was organised by ...

Five Reasons It’s Not OK To Ask For Free Sewing (And Why You Shouldn’t Give it)

"Oh, you sew? That's great. Can you hem my trousers? Fix my curtains? Make me one of those?" Anyone who can sew knows these questions all too well but often the answer isn't so clear. Time and again they get lured in with a smile and the opportunity ...

The Trials of Freelance Costuming

Costume is a difficult and tedious profession to navigate on its own but the fact that most of it involves working as a "career-freelancer" has a huge impact on professionals' finances, spare time and family. The BBC's Sherlock and Lady ...

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