The 4-H Sewing Program's primary goal is to teach youth the art and skills of creating useful items with hand, needle and thread, sewing machine and serger to make clothing and non-clothing items that they can use in their daily lives. Clark County 4-H youth have completed their outfits and have participated in a series of judging opportunities to show case their excellent work and skills. On Monday, twenty-seven youth ages 8-18 years brought their garments to the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office to be judged on the construction of their garments. Master clothing volunteers from Bourbon and Madison counties lent us their knowledge and skill of clothing and construction.
The youths' garments and non-clothing items were evaluated on overall look, construction, fabric and condition. One individual in each category was chosen to enter their garments or non-clothing items into the Kentucky State Fair in August.
Youth were also given the opportunity to showcase their projects at the Clark County 4-H Fashion Revue held on Thursday. Members were presented in front of a panel of judges. The judges were asked to score youth on the 4-Her's posture, grooming, and poise. Their projects were than evaluated on how the outfit looked on the youth and their accessories. Nineteen youth participated, and the top individuals in each category will be showcased at the Kentucky State Fair Bluegrass Showcase in August.