Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Festival highlights fashion divas

Students will have an opportunity to strut their fashion stuff during a new contest, which is being sponsored by "It's Sew Monica," held during the Spring Arts Festival.

The "Altered Couture" contest focuses on up-cycled clothing with a creative twist. Two divisions will include students 13 years and younger and students 14 years and older.

"Students can transform their existing garment into fabulous works of wearable art," said Rachel Harrington, who chairs the event. "Little fashion divas are invited to create their own altered couture during this new contest."

Young fashion designers-to-be can bring their garments and accessories to one of two designers' workshops to familiarize themselves with the contest rules.

The first workshop will be held Sunday, March 24 from 2 until 4 p.m. The second workshop will be held Monday, March 25 from 4 until 6 p.m.

Both workshops will be held at "It's Sew Monica," located at 617 Main Street, in the old Webb Hardware Building across from Capital One.

The free workshop will be conducted by Monica Allison, who is a costume designer and owner of "It's Sew Monica." Allison will take young designers through the process of altering and upcycling their used garment.

Judging will be at the festival Saturday, March 30 between noon and 2 p.m. The 1st place winner in each division will receive a $50 cash prize and photographs of their winning entries will be submitted to a national magazine.

There is no entry fee to participate in the contest.

For more information, contact Rachel Harrington, chairperson at 773-7268.






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