My daughter is in her 2nd year of 4-H this year and participated in Sewing and Arts and Crafts. For sewing she made a skirt with a full sewn-on waistband and partial elastic, front gathers and two pockets. For arts and crafts she made a rag wreath.
Julia is becoming such a good seamstress that it won’t take long before she surpasses my skill level. I will have to learn with her as she goes through the upper divisions of sewing. One thing she does is set the sewing machine to the slowest speed and then sews. She has a lot more patience than her mother who likes to put the pedal to the floor and go. 🙂
The sewing entrants participate in a fashion review a few days before their sewing projects are judged. Julia smiled the entire time and received reserve champion (basically 1st runner-up) of her division for modeling her skirt. She made a matching headband for the event using this pattern.
Her rag wreath received a blue ribbon. She used a wire hanger to make the wreath base, cut fabric in strips that were 2″ x 6″ (fabric leftover from last years 4-H skirt), tied them in a single knot around the wreath, and then made a bow for the top.
I think Julia had fun with her projects and really enjoyed participating in 4-H this year.