Erin Filloon of Tama County earned special recognition for creating a garment that incorporates this year's fashion trends during the 2013 Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. Iowa State University's Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Program sponsors the $25 gift card award and certificate.
The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event consists of three categories: Clothing Selection, in which a participant selects or purchases an outfit for a specific occasion; Fashion Revue, in which a garment is constructed, hand-knitted, machine-knitted or crocheted by a participant; and The $15 Challenge, in which a 4-H'er creates an outfit for $15 or less from garage sales, consignment shops or clothing resale stores such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
"Participants in the 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event are evaluated on their written and oral communication skills through a written report and one-on-one interview with a judge. The youth are also evaluated on their clothing and fashion goals as well as their poise and confidence while modeling their garments," said Cayla Taylor, Youth Program Coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
"The Awardrobe Clothing Event also provides youth with opportunities to attend exciting educational workshops and learn more about potential career opportunities in the field of apparel, merchandising and design; engage in hands-on service learning activities; meet 4-H'ers from across Iowa; and enhance communication and stage presence skills through interviews and modeling selected or constructed garments in a public runway show," said Taylor.
"We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event youth participants and the educational learning experiences they engage in during the event," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
For more 4-H information, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Tama County at 641-484-2703.