'Breaking' down fashion

The push to officially launch a clothing line to be sold has come since friends started introducing Pray as a fashion designer, which she said makes her laugh because she thinks of herself as a mom and music teacher who happens to like making clothes.

"I'm trying to get used to that [new label]. Every time I do a show people ask where they can buy the clothes and I have to say they're not for sale. Next time someone asks me, I want to say 'here,'" said Pray. "It's the thrill of seeing people wear your clothes and I don't have to be a famous designer, I just want someone to enjoy wearing something I made."

Her biggest support is her husband, Keith Pray, a well-known saxophonist in the region's jazz scene.

"I could say I wanted to be an alpaca farmer and he'd be all for it. He supports whatever I do but I'm sure if I started making money he'd like the idea a little more," said Pray. "He puts up with the piles of fabric everywhere and needles in our feet and the carpet."

Art Night at Proctor's starts at 7 p.m. and features some dance performances in addition to the fashion show.

Proceeds from the show will go towards a scholarship for a high school class to create fashion designs for next year's show.


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