Thrift Store Runway with Bib & Tucker: Friday Oct 13 @ TrimTab Brewing Co.

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is a Birmingham non-profit with the mission of cultivating skills for those who sew or want to sew.

We have a vision of becoming a hub for sewing related activities that promote empowerment, education and that engender economic opportunity. From our little brick and mortar at the convergence of the Avondale, Crestwood and Woodlawn neighborhoods, we achieve our mission through weekly sewing sessions for members; through fee-based evening and weekend classes; through a junior membership and summer camps and through community programs such as The March Quilts. In order to raise funds and awareness about our programming, we are throwing a fabulous party on Friday, Oct. 13th at TrimTab Brewing Co.

Thrift Store Runway is a wacky, tacky, and stupendously charitable fashion extravaganza! On Friday, October 13th, Trim Tab Brewing Company will be filled with racks on racks on racks of the hautest couture from yesteryear. Sourced from the finest thrift stores in the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area, these clothes will meet an auspicious fate!

Here’s how the event will work:

A total of 8 teams of 4 will register to compete. Each team will be assigned a seamstress from Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, the beneficiary non-profit organization of this fundraising event. Each team will also be assigned a model and a stylist. The teams will get a limited amount of time to shop for clothes on the racks, and then take them to their seamstress, who will sew together an outfit, in a similarly limited amount of time. Then, the outfits will be put on models, who will walk in a fabulous runway show judged by a panel of local fashion icons.

While the seamstresses are sewing together the outfits, attendees will be able to shop from the racks, try on outfits in our pop-up dressing rooms, and model the outfits for their friends. The most ridiculous or glamorous outfits in this “audience participation” portion of the event will win prizes and adoration from the audience.

Registration is $200 per team, and 100% of the registration fees will go toward Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. To register, please click this link:

Attendance at the event is free with a suggested donation. Sales from the racks will go directly toward Bib & Tucker Sew-Op as well.

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