Creative Calliope teen designs her future in fashion
YOUNG Madisyn Ninness has high hopes for her future as a professional designer.
The 13-year-old Calliope State School student loves everything fashion, racking up five years of sewing this year.
"I really want to advance in my drawing technique and to get better in design skills," she said.
Madisyn used to knit with her nan when she was younger, which is where her passion began.
"She helped me with wearable art," she said.
"We put doilies on the dress."
Madisyn is also a jazz, hip hop, acrobatic and cabaret dancer, maintaining a busy schedule.
She also likes to create her own garments from scratch and showcase them.
"I won the Calliope Catwalk juniors three years in a row now," she said.
Madisyn and more keen sewers participated in a costumier workshop held on Friday and Saturday at the Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum.
Melbourne designer Anastasia La Fey hosted the event and taught participants the whole process of creating a piece of clothing.
Anastasia is making the costumes for the upcoming ballet show The Magic Toyshop performed by the Young Dancers Association.