Call for Fashion Designers of all types!

Check out this great opportunity to show off your talents, have a great time, and raise some funds and awareness for worthy organizations.  Andrea, one of the organizers passed this on.  Bolt will be featuring all three organizations being supported by this event as our Organizations of the Month during the month of May.  And, one of the organizations--Caldera--is our Org of the month for February.   Stay tuned for more on that!

Modified Style: Inspiring social transformation through sustainable art & fashion

If you're interested in sewing, creativity, helping raise money for awesome Portland-area non-profits, or having a rockin' good time at a fashion show, then you may be interested in Modified Style: Transformed Fashion Show.

It's all for fun!
What is Modified Style?

Modified Style is an annual fashion show and benefit that began in Seattle in 2008. The co-chairs of Portland's Modified Style, Andrea Fretwell and Janessa Philemon-Kerp, brought it down to Portland in May 2009. We are committed to raising awareness of select local non-profit organizations by featuring unique and wearable fashion created using sustainable practices by participants of all skill levels.

Modified Style '09:

  • Successfully raised almost $2,000 in the first year
  •  Inspired creativity in 30 designers
  • Inspired confidence in 30 models
  • Stephanie Ortman from Fox12 News emceed
  • Prizes and donations from BridgePort Brewpub, PGE Park, Portland Center Stage, Honest Tea, Nike, Scrap, Thai Massage Clinic, and many more.
  • Silent Auction
  • Raised awareness and funds for Farm Sanctuary, Sisters of the Road, and Junior Achievement.

If you wish to participate in Modified Style '10, email us at Please include your contact information as well as your model's contact information (once you decide on your model). The closing date for signing up as a designer is February 25th, 2010. We will try to get all donated scrap fabric out to the designers by March 15th, leaving you approximately 2 months to make a wearable creation for a model that you choose.  Your model will show your dress at the Transformed Fashion Show  in May 2010. The event will be judged, and the top picks will receive a small prize (it's mostly for fun). A silent auction of the dresses will enable us to donate proceeds to
Sisters of the Road, Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary, and Caldera.

No sewing experience is necessary, just a creative urge or a desire to learn!

Rules and Guidelines will be emailed to designers and models by March 15th.

Facebook Page
How to Sew
How to make a sewing form
Dress making 101
Sewing Book
Interested Participants RSVP to
by February 25th

We are requesting a $25 donation from each participant. This goes to cover the cost of the room, equipment rental, copies, and all other incidental costs related to the event.  Everyone is welcome to participate whether they can afford the donation or not.  All proceeds benefit: 
Sisters of the Road Cafe Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuaryand Caldera.

****Donations of fabric are welcome as well.****

If you or someone you know would like model, please let us know!
Please mail monetary and fabric donations to:

Modified Style
PO Box 10624
Portland, Oregon

by February 25th

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