Cherry County’s 2017 Clothing Day is fast approaching! It will be held Tuesday, July 11 at the Valentine High School beginning at 10:00 AM, CT. Project judging on Clothing Day includes: Knitting, Crocheting, Needle Arts, Quilt Quest, Quilts of Valor, Shopping in Style, STEAM Clothing I: Fundamentals, STEAM Clothing II: Simply Sewing, STEAM Clothing III: A Stitch Further, Tailoring ,STEAM Clothing: Beyond the Needle and Clover Kid sewing projects. The public Fashion Show will be held during County Fair on Friday, August 11 at 5:30 PM at the Fairgrounds.
Please remember, this is the only judging for these projects. 4-H members cannot bring them to the Exhibit Hall entry day during fair, as there are no 4-H clothing judges available that day. July 11 is also the day of the Fashion Show Judging.
Entry forms can be found http://cherry.unl.edu/cherrycounty4h under Cherry County Fair Events Resources. Contact the Extension Office if you prefer a hard copy. Refer to the 2017 Cherry County 4-H Premium book pages 21-31 to make sure the clothing projects are entered in the correct list of classes. Entry forms are due on or before June 30.
The style review narration must be submitted with the entry form by June 30. Refer to the 2017 Cherry County 4-H Premium book page 30 to make sure the fashion show entry is entered in the correct list of classes. Narrations will not be re-written. They will be read as submitted, so please be legible, complete, and creative.
Narration must be submitted in this format:
- Name________________ Age _________________ 4-H Club __________________
School __________________________________ upcoming grade in school__________
- Plus, write a script about you and your outfit that is long enough to span the time it takes to model on stage. Please emphasize fashion trends, not a detailed description of your outfit. Include in your script one new experience you had while selecting/constructing/modeling your outfit. This is in keeping with State Fair requirements.
Following are two examples of the kind of script envisioned:
Crisp white lines, cooled by silky blue navy, is the perfect fabric choice for Janet Smith from Rice County. She worked a miracle turning these fabrics into a stylized cardigan jacket, a pleated skirt, and a soft blouse. Janet enjoyed learning the art of making pleats with her skirt. This high school senior loves playing softball.
Dan Brown, from Block County, wears this grey European-cut, double-breasted suit he made from 100% wool. Dan sewed with wool for the first time this year. The fuller-cut, athletic fit is perfect for this high school junior, who will be a starter on his football team this fall.