First-place winners at the Logan County Fair Fashion Revue included, from the left, seated: Emily Adams, Samantha Altstaetter, Lila Adams, Elayna Hoover and Audrey Warren; and standing: Valerie Knight, Samuel Knight, Kaitlyn Adams, Carly Strayer, Gillian Knight, Audriena Smith and Malaina Jenkins. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)
Youths of all ages, from elementary school students to recent high school graduates, showcased their sewing skills and creativity on the runway this week at the 4-H Activities Building at the Logan County Fair for the 2022 Fashion Revue.
A number of the participants were awarded Sew Well Done and first-place ribbons for their handiwork, and several individuals received the top overall awards for the night.
Carly Strayer, a Willing Workers 4-H Club member, won the Best Overall Total Look award from the judges, which takes into account the seven clues of fashion. Her comfortable Loungewear entry featured a floral-print belted robe with pockets and coordinating pants, each trimmed in pink fabric.
Kaitlyn Adams, also a member of the Willing Workers 4-H Club, received the Best Constructed Garment for her Clothes for High School & College ensemble. She created a fully-lined plaid skirt, made out of 70 percent wool, and paired it with a white top and jean jacket, and carried a matching wool plaid purse.
New this year were three Best Overall Awards for each of the skill levels, from Beginner to Advanced. The Best Overall Beginner was awarded to Lila Adams for her Accessories for Teens entry — a lilac and yellow backpack she fashioned with a purse zipper on the top. The bag is fully lined with inside pockets and her name is embroidered on the front.
Gillian Knight received the Best Overall Intermediate Award for her Ready, Set, Sew Active track suit featuring a jacket and pants in red, white and blue, showing her Riverside Pirates school spirit. She plans to wear her outfit for basketball practice as a freshman at Riverside High School.
The Best Overall Advanced Award went to Malaina Jenkins, who exhibited her Outerwear of Anywhere cherry red coat, made of 100 percent wool, with an embellished back belt. She also created a quilt with a black and yellow sunflower design in the Self-Determined Quilts category, which she began in November and completed 50 hours later in January.
Another advanced competitor, Samuel Knight, made coveralls and an apron for the Clothing for Your Career category.
Results for each of the categories includes:
• Sew Fun Jr. — Elayna Hoover, sew well done, first place, along with participants Montana Coleman, Allyson King and Audriena Smith.
• Sew Fun Sr. — Audrey Warren, sew well done, first; Beatrice Warren, sew well done, second; and Kathryn Corwin.
• Accessories for Teens — Lila Adams, sew well done, first.
• Designed by Me — Audriena Smith, sew well done, first; Emily Adams, sew well done, second.
• Sundresses & Jumpers — Emily Adams, sew well done, first; Leah Braddock, second.
• Terrific Tops — Samantha Altstaetter, sew well done, first; Audra Harford, sew well done, second.
• You Can Quilt Jr. — Valerie Knight, sew well done, first; Avery McCarty, sew well done, second.
• You Can Quilt Sr. — Emily Musser, sew well done, first.
• Self-Determined Quilts — Malaina Jenkins, sew well done, first.
• Ready, Set, Sew Active — Gillian Knight, sew well done, first.
• Loungewear — Carly Strayer, sew well done, first.
• Clothing for Middle School — Valerie Knight, sew well done, first; Charlotte Bodin, sew well done, second.
• Clothes for High School & College — Kaitlyn Adams, sew well done, first.
• Clothing for Your Career — Samuel Knight, sew well done, first.
• Outerwear of Anywhere — Malaina Jenkins, sew well done, first.
Carly Strayer won the Best Overall Total Look award for her Loungewear entry. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)