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Overhead Door Company of Mason City Makes Dress Out Of Overhead Door Parts

Posted by Meagan Steinberg on May 9, 2019 9:34:08 AM

Paige fashion show 1

Paige on runway

Overhead Door Company of Mason City participated in Habitat For Humanity North Central Iowa’s Hammers & Heels fundraising event last week. We took on the challenge of making a dress that had to use at least 50% of construction materials in the design.

We opted to use materials that are unique to our overhead door business, and chose to create a 1920's flapper dress. Julie Reidel was the seamstress and Paige Wells was our model.


hair ribbon with feather

purse with remote clips

Julie made a red dress featuring a fringe design using approximately 100 red emergency cords from garage door operators. Paige wore a red ribbon (our signature logo features a red ribbon) as her headband, complete with a black feather made from brush weather strip. She carried a black handbag adorned with silver garage door remote clips and material draped over her arms for a boa look, which was made from the rubber seal used at the bottom of garage doors. Paige's look was complete with her layered necklaces made from garage door cable and stoppers.

This was such as fun experience and event to support a great cause!

Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing worldwide. Habitat for Humanity North Central Iowa is one of over 1,600 U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Each affiliate is responsible for the management, operation and funding of homes in its local community. They provide home ownership opportunities to area families in need by building safe, decent and affordable housing.

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