Costume Contest: The Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis is looking for designers.



Here's the lowdown:

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This challenge is to design a stylish ensemble that could have been worn in 1945 by a young woman. The contest is open to girls ages 12 - 18.

McCalls Pattern Fronts 1945
The winner will see her creation come to life by skilled seamstresses and actually worn on stage by the main character in the play "Sisters of the Cloth."

She will also receive a $100 cash prize, three tickets to the play and credit as the costume's designer in the playbook. In addition, she'll receive a scholarship to The F.F.E.W. Winter Fashion Camp in December of 2012.

Contestants must submit the following:

Detailed sketches of the front and back of each piece of the ensemble.
Detailed description of the ensemble including the color and suitable fabrics.
Essay describing fashions during the 1940's. The essay must include the major influences on fashion during that period.
Completed entry form.

More details here.

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