Gayle MacGregor

    • Costume Cutter
    • Costume Supervisor

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2019Tylesova’s costumes are altogether splendiferous, having been painstakingly designed and lovingly crafted.
Simon Parris
2015.Oh, the costumes! They are utterly beautiful, and perfectly suited to each sin.
Luisa Ryan


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Cutter/Costume maker
Hofesh Shechter,Melanie Lane,Jack Lister
Australian Dance Collective
Playhouse Theatre,Queensland Performing Arts centre
2020Cutter/Costume maker
The Neighbourhood
Aleea Monsour
La Boite Theatre
La Boite-Roundhouse Theatre
2019 - 2020Designer/Cutter/Costume maker : Queen of Hearts Costume
Alice in Wonderland Live On Stage
Penny Farrow
Rapidfire International/Boyd Productions
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
2019 - 2020Cutter/Seamstress
Television / TV
Harrow Season 3
Tony Tilse,Grant Brown, Catherine Millar, Mairi Cameron, Peter Andrikidis,Ioan Gruffudd
Hoodlum Entertainment Pty Ltd
2019Costume Cutter
Shakespeare in Love
Simon Phillips
Melbourne Theatre Company
Arts Center Melbourne
2019Costume Supervisor/Buyer
La Finta Giardiniera
Imara Savage
Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium
Conservatorium Theatre
2018Costume Cutter
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Tont Tilse
Miss Fisher Film P/L
2018Costume Supervisor/Costume Realization
Dry River Run
Rodney Hall
Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Conservatorium Theater
2017 - 2018Costume Cutter/Maker
Alice in Wonderland
Penny Farrow
Rapidfire International Pty Ltd
Ladies in Black
Bruce Beresford
Ladies in Black SPV Ltd
2017Costume Supervisor - Cutter
L'Enfant et Le Sortileges
Stephen Barlow
Griffith University- Conservatorium of Music
Conservatorium Theatre Southbank
2017Costume Designer-Costume Supervisor
West Side Story
Kris Stewart
Griffith University- Conservatorium of Music. Performing Arts
Conservatorium Theatre Southbank
Television / TV
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Larysa Kondracki, Michael Rymer
FreemantleMedia Australia
Propel : Deeper than Ink, Written on the Body
,Amy Hollingsworth, Elise May
Expressions Dance Company
Judith Wright Centre
2016Wardrobe Co-ordinater-Cutter
Albert Herring
Bruce Beresford
Qld Conservatorium of Music - Griffith University
Conservatorium Theatre
2016Costume Realizer
I see YouImaginary Theatre
Out of the Box Festival Qpat
2016Cutter Costume maker
Alice In Wonderland
Ethan Walker -Producer
Rapidfire International/Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane Powerhouse
2016Cutter- Costume maker
Barber of Seville
Lindy Hume
Opera Queensland
Playhouse Theatre
2016Head of Wardrobe
Laurence Dale
Brisbane Baroque Festival
2015Cutter/Costume Maker
7 Deadly SinsExpressions Dance Company
Playhouse Theatre QPAC
2015Wardrobe Supervisor
Hansel and GretelGriffith University-Conservatorium of Music
2015Cutter/Costume Maker
The HostExpressions Dance Company
Cremorne Theatre QPAC
2014Cutter/Costume Maker
Don QuixoteSingapore Dance Theatre
2014Costume Realisation
Black DiggersQueensland Theatre Company
2014Costume Maker
Costumes from the Golden Age of HollywoodMuseum of Brisbane
  • Education

    1983Certificate of Fashion StudiesMt Gravatt College of TAFE


    I own (and can operate):
    Tony Desk top Blind Hemming machine, Industrial Pfaff Sewing machine, Bernina 850 Semi-Industrial Sewing Machine, Union Special 3 thread Overlocker, Union Special 4 thread industrial overlocker, Battistella Industrial Iron, Professional Tailor Mannequins

    Additional Skills

    Supervisory Skills

    •Supervision of all aspects of a wardrobe department

    •Supervision of casual and contracted staff, including outside contractors

    •Planning and collaboration of wardrobe requirements, in conjunction with designers, production management and stage management

    •Planning duties including construction deadlines, fitting schedules, and maintenance of costumes during performances

    Purchasing and sourcing of fabrics

    •Sourcing samples of fabrics for each production and advising on their suitability for the design

    •Preparation of fabrics prior to each build period; includes washing, shrinkage control, pressing and basic dying requirements

    •Buying of contemporary clothing foot wear and accessories, and budgetary reconciliation

    Liaison with artistic / creative personnel

    •Communicating with cast, director, designers, to ensure the effective communication between the wardrobe department and artistic personnel to achieve the best professional outcome

    •Attending fittings for each performer and facilitating communication to achieve the best outcomes for actor, designer and director

    Budgeting, and associated administration tasks

    •Budgeting for all costume requirements, including accessories, footwear, hair and wigs to ensure that the budgetary guidelines are met

    •Expenditure reports against the agreed budget for each production

    •Bump in, and supervision of technical rehearsals as well as backstage and maintenance staff

    Additional Information


    Certificate of Fashion Studies (1982-1983), Mt Gravatt College of TAFE (now

    Metropolitan South)

    Fashion, Culture and the Body (ARTT2114), University of Queensland, (Grade of 6)


    Costume Colloquium: A Tribute to Janet Arnold (November 2008 - Florence, Italy)

    •An international Conference on the study, research, design and construction of historical costume and its applications to the recreation of historical costume for theatre and film

    Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship (2005)

    •Study in the United Kingdom of the Construction of Historical Clothing 15th-18th Centuries

    Industry Awards

    Queensland Performing Arts Centre Award (2005)

    •For Outstanding Contribution to Theatre Costume Design and Wardrobe Management

    Matilda Awards, Backstage Award (2004)

    •Peer recognition award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre Costuming


    Available on request.

    About me

    •High level skills in the cutting and construction of period and contemporary costumes for film, television and the stage.

    •Highly advanced skills in the interpretation of costume design and design realisation for the stage

    •Highly advanced skills in fast, efficient and accurate patternmaking and the cutting of costume within tight timelines and budgetary parameters

    •Highly advanced skills in the supervising of costume builds, the fitting of costumes, and of communication with designers, artists and other artistic personnel in the fitting of costumes

    •Highly advanced skills in the finishing of costumes, also incorporating quick change requirements

    •A proven ability to work harmoniously and efficiently as part of a wardrobe team

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years