Braided Fashion Show

Christine here.  As promised, I’m going to use this post to show my photos from the Fashion Show held at the recent Valley Forge Guild’s Spring Braid In.  It was hysterically funny, as you can tell by the photos.  Pam Rowan emceed the show and made most of the hats and a few other garments, although others contributed some significant entries!

Bobbi Mahler models Pam Rowan's

Bobbi Mahler models Pam Rowan’s “Cat in the Hat” braided hat

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Raye Wood strolls down the catwalk with a braided sunhat.

Left is Bobbi Mahler modeling Pam Rowan’s Cat in the Hat braided hat.

Right is Raye Wood modeling Pam’s braided sunhat.  A closer view of the hat is below.

Peggyann Watts with a braided hat and scarf

Peggyann Watts with a braided hat and scarf

Closer view of braided sunhat, worn by Raye Wood and made by Pam Rowan

Closer view of braided sunhat, worn by Raye Wood and made by Pam Rowan

You can see Pam laughing in the background of these photos after she introduces everyone.

Carolyn Newcomer wears a variety of her braided items in a colorful mélange

Carolyn Newcomer wears a variety of her braided items in a colorful mélange

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Delsie Hoyt wears a braided cowboy hat (made by Pam Rowan) and wool serape, and carries 2 six-shooter c-clamps

A closer view of Delsie and the braided cowboy hat

A closer view of Delsie and the braided cowboy hat

Cheryl Hanline saunters down the runway with a braided hat

Cheryl Hanline saunters down the runway with a braided hat

Delsie Hoyt models one of her purses with a striking moonrise image

Delsie Hoyt models one of her purses with a striking moonrise image, and a braided bowler hat

Dianne Tobias models her pillbox hat with flower, and a pretty braided purse

Dianne Tobias models her pillbox hat with flower, and a pretty braided purse

Pam Landry made this funny beanie, complete with helicopter at the top

Pam Landry made this funny beanie, complete with helicopter at the top

Kris McDermet made this amazing braided and appliqued dress, with a matching hooked purse

Kris McDermet made this amazing braided and appliqued dress, with a matching hooked purse

Debbie Wykosky wears an exquisite zig zag purse with hand-beaded shoulder strap

Debbie Wykosky wears an exquisite zig zag purse with hand-beaded shoulder strap

Deb Lynch channels Jackie O in her pillbox hat, sunglasses, and gloves

Deb Lynch channels Jackie O in her pillbox hat, sunglasses, and gloves

Close-up of the zig zag purse.  Didn't catch the name of who made it, but it's beautiful.

Close-up of the zig zag purse. Didn’t catch the name of who made it, but it’s beautiful.

Nancy Young reveals what's under her shirt:  a braided bra and sarong wrap.  Made by Pam Rowan

Nancy Young reveals what’s under her shirt: a braided bikini top and matching sarong.  Made by Pam Rowan.

Pam Rowan and Nancy Young paraded around the room in their matching bikini tops and sarongs

Pam Rowan and Nancy Young paraded around the room in their matching bikini tops and sarongs

I think the feathers and beaded fringe on the bikini tops were especially nice touches.  Who knew such modeling talent existed in us braiders??  I could barely take the photos from laughing so much.  What a good time.

4 thoughts on “Braided Fashion Show

  1. Pictures came out great, that was a lot of fun thanks to everyone who contributed. Pam

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  2. I wish I could have been there. I remember the fashion show in Methuen fondly. I hope there is a repeat of hatmaking in Methuen .

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