Confronting Elitism in the Costume Industry

elitism in sewing

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” about her modest background. Savings and Family Money “Let’s be clear: without the cushion of family … Read more

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

Why it's not ok to ask for free sewing

“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 for a good deed only to be … Read more