CLOWN SUPPLIES EVERYDAY'S A HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Sewing, Alterations and Fabric Care

Everyday' s A Holiday we will make you a STAR!

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PATTERNS:

Patterns will be posted on this page shortly.  These are all patterns that I have used in aiding me with design.  I hope you enjoy the vintage designs and they too will aid you in your designing of your costumes.  All patterns are used and sold as is.    I will picture the pattern, and I will have the size listed.  Thanks Holiday

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ALTERATIONS By Carol
I am a seamstress, I do take in the following:
Hems
Zipper replacement
Replacement of elastic on costumes
Seam repair
Sizing adjustment
Please bring your costume that needs repair to any convention that I am at, I will give you a quote for the alteration.   All shipping will be add to this quote.  

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HOLIDAY'S HELPFULL HINTS FOR FABRIC AND WARDROBE CARE:

1) Washing of a costume: Turn inside out, cold water wash, hang dry, press

2) Always carry a care kits with you, when clowning: 

        1)  needle and thread (duct tape will hold a tear in costume)

        2) tide stick

        3) lint brush (duct tape could be used)

        4) 2-3 safety pins

        5) touch kit for make-up (learn to patch connectly if your a whiteface)

        6)  small water spray bottle (will aid for spots, and cleaning up shoe with soft cloth)

        7) mouth wash

3) MAKE-UP STRAIN:

    1) Uses a BABY WIPE, on it if out clowning

    2) Tide Stick (their are other such as: Grandma Secret, Strain Be Gone)

    3) Dish Liquid Soap - I uses DAWN. it take grease off dishes it will aid for make-up removeable, also works well on grease in wigs.  Rub in area strain, wash normally

    4)  Fabric stores carry a product called: CARBONA    This product has a # of different type of strain removal aids.

    5) I have seem posted on Facebook other strain removal for costume that are for cars, rugs, furniture for they may be to strong for fiber of fabric your costume is made out of.

    6) Rit White Wash will whiten your gloves, turtleneck, socks, and etc.

    7) Address your setting of your make-up, you may need more, to prevent this strain.

    8) Review your wardrobe routinely:

         1) Check the seams of pants and armholes-address sewing seam for securing areas

         2) Address Zipper, may need to be replaced after many wears

         3) Address pockets for holes and tears

         4) Address Bia tape, ruffles, ribbon for need of repair

4) Petticoat Care:

Never purchase petticoat with Nylon Fish Cord sewed in it.  Do not purchase netting petticoat they will not last.   Remember a good petticoat will have channel for adjustment of length.  Store in Petticoat Bags.  When traveling I uses rubber band around them, after rolling for packing space of suitcase. 

Need to re-puff a petticoat you can  uses Spray Starch, and allow to dry, it will dry clear. Listed below are some site that may aid 

http://www.howtodothings.com/how-to-starch-a-crinoline 

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How-to-Fold%2C-Fluff-and-Store-Net-Petticoat-Crinolines&id=4265442

5) CLOWN SHOE CARE:

       1) Shoe lacing

       2) Small water spray bottle for cleaning off dush

       3) Tooth paste and toothbrush will clean white sole edge

       4) Uses good shoe polish

       5) Shoe spray works wonderfull, good shoe repairs stores carry this product

       6) always buy a share set of shoes laces.

 WIG CARE:  (see my wigs color page)

 

 PROFESSIONAL WARDROBE

I have been clowning for 36 years, I remember the days of jumpsuits and Bubble AFRO WIGS.   We now have a another change in clowning and wardrobe. Lite Auguste the look has been taken and by some a no costume, no wig, no makeup, no clown shoes. and wear tacky street re-cycle clothing or a funny T-Shirt.  Be professional and not like anyone on the street..  These Halloween T-shirts are not clown costumes.  You take the time to learn the balloons, face painting, juggling, magic, character development, clown skits, Paradeablity, and etc.  Than you dress like anyone else, and than you wonder why your not booking.  Be professional, this is ok for a fun photo, but not for a professional working clowns wardrobe. The kid will define you, they will call you clown, Hey Lady, or clown, Hey Mr.   Develop your professional character and skill, and apply a professional wardrobe than you will be busy with events.   

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  Halloween store T-SHIRT picture above, is not a professional clown wardrobe.  It you want to be a professional job, address your wardrobe, makeup, wig, shoes, props, and skills in a professional level.

HOLIDAY DESIGNS

All orders take 8-10 weeks

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Fabrics: 

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 Email:  

holidaytheclown@att.net   

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