I would like to introduce the above thread to all of you, the first step in our little costume "club". To be quite honest, I've never headed a club before, but if there's one thing I do know, it's costuming, and I promise to field this club the best I can. And with Red to help, I'm sure this will quite fun! I hope this thread will be a place where you can ask questions about costuming, post ideas and wishes for upcoming costumes, and any other topics that are costume-related. I would also like to start to have little club meetings, either at my place (or wherever it's convenient) bi-monthly (if this gets really popular we could go to once a month), so that we can get together in person, bring bits of our work in to show and discuss, or to discuss new works in general or other costuming dilemmas. I will post the date for the first meeting at my place in the next week or so, once the holidays have passed (and I've figured out how many more bloomin' weddings Bob and I have to attend). If you are interested, please let me know when you are most available, so that I can accomodate as many of you as I can. It may turn out in future that simply a date will be set for a meeting, and anyone who can will come, but I'd like to be more accomodating, at least for the first meeting. All are welcome! Also, I keep a very close eye on the costuming boards, so if there are any special sewing needs you might require or questions that need answering I can direct you to the correct threads there. It's a hot board with lots of talk, and although I haven't started posting yet (and I plan to), it's enough just to read the discussions on the myriad of topics there. And if you have any questions concerning those topics, for sometimes it helps to have a sewing knowledge to decipher things, I am more than willing to help. Either way, this thread will keep us all together as we go. Please post with your questions, thoughts, comments and sewing angst (I know I will, as this Bespin costume evolves...), or if you simply feel like screaming at me for whatever reason ( ). And watch for the date of our first little costuming soiree!