Gwendolyn Basala - about
Considering herself something of a costume nomad, Gwendolyn has worked and studied in both the US and the UK.
She has a keen interest in historical sewing techniques and enjoys getting lost in her research. She has a keen eye for detail, and is a decisive thinker.
Since obtaining her BFA in 2009, she has been making and designing costumes for professional theatre, living history museums, film, and television. During several years spent in Scotland, she achieved an MFA in Performance Costume (making and design) from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2015 before touring with a new theatre production, and working on the first and second seasons of the TV show Outlander.
Currently based out of her home studio in Michigan, she has most recently worked as a draper in regional theatres around the Chicago area.
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