Hey guys, it’s Madi Beddingfield, and this year I will be continuing my blog from last year, Sew Cool.
Sew Cool is a blog where I talk about how to do little sewing projects and what I do at Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competitions.
Last year, I competed in fashion design for FCCLA competition. First, eight members and I competed at the state level in Greensboro, NC where all of us won our way to compete at a national level. Over the summer, five of the eight members and I competed in Nashville, Tennessee at the national competition. I received a gold medal at the ceremony meaning I scored over a 90 on my project, putting me third in the Southern Region, which is really cool.
Nashville was very similar to the state competition in Greensboro and we went to state and national meetings throughout the trip. When I competed, just like state, I presented a speech and my project in front of three judges, which was scary. However, the trip was not all business; we also got to kick up our boots exploring the city. We saw the nation’s biggest firework show, a Dan + Shay concert, toured the Grand Ole Opry, and saw many more neat places.
In Nashville, I got to talk to the people I had competed against and found out a lot of them had been in fashion shows at their school. This really gave me the idea that we should do a fashion show at Roberson, so FCCLA got to planning. This spring, FCCLA will be hosting that fashion show so students who have a love for fashion design and construction can show off their talents.
For the show, I will be making a collection for women with a monochromatic color scheme of blue and then have a touch of a light yellow or a peachy color to stand out and add interest. I hope to make a five-piece collection with dresses, skirts, pants and tops. To present my collection, I get to choose five student models who get to be pampered all day. The models will get their hair and makeup done by student volunteers in the community. The runway will also have many student photographers to capture the magical moment so we can all remember the day forever.
Since I am making a collection for the fashion show, I decided to compete in fashion design again this coming year, since the two events correlate. First I will make my collection, and then decide on which piece I think is the best to send to compete in Greensboro. Hopefully I will be fortunate enough to compete at a national level again with all my friends; but this time, we would get to go to Atlanta, Georgia and compete against all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Well that’s a wrap on this blog entry, sew you later!