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September 23 2010 Costuming Newsletter

Greetings from the Costume Room--
This week's newsletter is short and sweet, cuz I've got a deadline in 2 days. I'm working on 2 showgirl costumes for a Vegas review show. (Don't worry, I'm taking lots of pictures and will be posting a how-to article soon.)

I've been learning a lot about sewing machine repair this week. So...

Did You Know you're supposed to thread your machine with the presser foot in the UP position? When the presser foot is down, the thread floats over the tension discs instead of going in between them. Mis-threaded machines are one of the most common sources of sewing headaches. So, next time your machine is acting up, rethread it from start to finish. And be sure the presser foot is up when you do.

The most recent article on the site is about Famous Costume Gloves. A simple homemade costume can turn into a masterpiece with the right pair of gloves. Check out these famous gloves to add to your Halloween costume.
Here are some discounts I dug up this week just for you:
Trim, Ribbons, Buttons and More
Get 10% Off Entire Site (excluding Rhinestones) at! Coupon code seppt34982. Offer valid 9/1/10 to 9/30/10.

15% off any fabric order with coupon code:
Take 15% off any purchase of $40 or more sitewide at with code "DOD910"! Valid through 9/26/10
To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Costuming located here -

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Julie Anne Eason, Costuming Editor

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