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Wearable Christmas trees: A very different fashion show

By November 26, 2016 No Comments

Christmas trees take to the catwalk in Charlottetown

These wearable Christmas tree dresses will be on the runway at a fundraising gala Saturday night at the Delta in Charlottetown.
Some very different holiday fashion that can make a difference will be on the runway Saturday night in Charlottetown at a holiday fundraiser — wearable Christmas trees.

The show is for Santa’s Angels, a P.E.I. charity that annually helps out about 400 families or 800 people, mostly in the Charlottetown area, with presents and food on Christmas morning.

I just thought it would be a wonderful, creative way of helping out.
— Sarah Jackson, dress designer

“Most of them will be made out of boughs, with a Christmas theme,” said Krista Campbell, the event organizer and a longtime Santa’s Angels volunteer.

Campbell, herself a talented seamstress who specializes in mascot costumes, created five of the ten dresses that models will showcase Saturday.

Campbell’s Victorian ensemble and formal black dress — complete with lights — have skirts she made from artificial Christmas boughs woven together and shaped into a sort of cone the model can step into, fastened at the waist with ribbon.

“I have five other designers and each dress is very different,” Campbell said. Other designers include Jill Lantz, Blake Caissie and Sarah Jackson.

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Sara Fraser · CBC News · Posted: Nov 26, 2016 9:00 AM AT | Last Updated: November 26, 2016