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Man working on a mannequin, pinning up material
Man working on a mannequin, pinning up material

Fashion student Betty Chen works on details for the opening dress in her collection. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis photo)

Students are runway-ready for Picnic Day

By Jeffrey Day

Sewing machines click and hum, scissors whip through fabric and somber gray mannequins are brought to life as they’re draped in outfits of red, blue, purple and white. It’s the Cruess Hall sewing lab at UC Davis — “Project Runway,” but without all the drama.

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