Kelly Gassert


I have over 12 years experience providing custom patterning and sewing to professional theatres, the general public, and small businesses. 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 University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. I have a special interest in menswear and tailoring, specifically 19th century.


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


  • Industrial sewing machines and sergers
  • Blind hemmer
  • Tailoring
  • Corsetry