'Switched at Birth': Dressing Daphne and Bay within ABC Family's dress code

As the costume designer for "Switched at Birth," Julia Schklair-Schultz has the rare opportunity to work on a show that brings attention to the hearing-impaired community."The script does a very noble job," she tells Zap2it. "It doesn't happen that often that you get to work on a project that reaches an audience that doesn't happen to be in the forefront."Schklair-Schultz says her biggest challenge is the short time frame between when an actor is cast and he or she appears on-screen."Sometimes they will call [the actor] in the afternoon, and they work the next morning. I'm calling the person for sizes and getting enough choices to be viewed, and all of that has to get to alterations and back before 7 a.m. I don't think a lot of people realize as costume designers and crew what we do and the little amount of time we have to do that in. For every one outfit on-screen...



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