Laura Baines

Laura Baines

Wardrobe Assistant

  • Location: Midlands
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

Hi I'm Laura - I am a very cheery, motivated and hardworking freelance Wardrobe Assistant based in the Midlands. I have been freelancing ever since finishing my degree from Nottingham Trent University in Costume Design and Making in 2016.

Here I acquired skills such as:
Pattern Cutting
Garment Construction
Prop Making
Historical period clothing knowledge
Breaking down
Dying
Designing

I have been fortunate enough to work on many theatres shows these last few years. Most recently in Liverpool Empire Theatre on their shows Fame the Musical! and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here I was collaborating with the Designer to make and source costumes for casts of over 60. I have learnt alot in theatre including how to work under pressure (and yet remain calm and happy!), how to undertake fittings and how you need to be adaptable and flexible at all times. I love learning new skills and have been able to be a dresser and prop/ puppet maker on productions too.


Although I love working in theatre, I'm now very keen to expand into the Television and Film industry and so am applying for Costume Trainee positions. For this I am willing to travel. I have a full, clean driving license and a car of my own.


I would love to hear from you.

Work History

Costume Maintenance - Matilda the Musical - Curve Theatre

Feb 2018 - Mar 2018

Costume Assistant/ Standby - Socks and Robbers Short Film

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

Wardrobe Assistant - Aladdin - Jordon Productions

Nov 2017 - Dec 2017

Sewing Alterations Technician - Zips and Hems

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

Wardrobe Assistant - The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - Liverpool Empire Theatre

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

Wardrobe Assistant - Fame the Musical! - Liverpool Empire Theatre

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Costume Assistant - Hider - Music Video

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017

Youth Intern - Cornerstone Church

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Shop Assistant/ Ironer/ Washer - Ladies That Launder

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016

Wardrobe Assistant - Man Cub - Royal Edinburgh Lyceum

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Wardrobe Assistant - The Children - Royal Edinburgh Lyceum

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Wardrobe Assistant - A Christmas Carol - Derby Live Theatre

Oct 2014 - Oct 2014

Costume Supervisor - Loose Change - Nottingham Trent University

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014

Costume Assistant - Under the Music Hall

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014

Costume Assistant - Pigeon English - Bristol Old Vic

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Education

Costume Design and Making - BA - Nottingham Trent University

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

Art and Design - Foundation Diploma - Weston College of Art

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Art, Textiles, History - A Levels - Clifton High School

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012

Skills

  • Alterations
  • Breaking down garments
  • Communications Skills
  • Computer
  • Dressing
  • Dressmaking
  • First Aid
  • Fitting
  • Full Clean Driving Licence and Car
  • Hand-sewing
  • Health and Safety
  • Machine Sewing
  • Measurements
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Prop Making
  • Repairs
  • Safe guarding
  • Time Management

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