Kelly Gassert


I have 10 years experience in draping and flatpatterning period costumes for theatrical productions. I've worked as a draper for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, and the Actor's Theatre of Louisville. I hold a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production with an emphasis in Costume Technology from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati). I have a special interest in menswear and tailoring, specifically 19th century.


  • Draping
  • Tailoring
  • Flatpatterning
  • Menswear
  • Corsetry
  • Sewing


  • Industrial sewing machines and sergers
  • Domestic sewing machines and sergers
  • Blind hemmer