4-H members show off their fashion skills – Sterling Journal-Advocate

Patriotic tops and bottoms, a prom dress and Grinch costume were among the styles featured at this year’s Logan County Fair 4-H Fashion Revue held Friday night at Northeastern Junior College’s Dorothy Corsberg Theater.

Participants from four divisions decorated or constructed a garment and then modeled it. Judging was based on the model’s posture, balance, grooming, attitude and attire. This includes model fit, choice of texture, color and style, fit and accessories.

The judges for the event were Sharon Blackham and Andrea Young, and the host was Heather Brungardt.

This year’s winner in the junior division was Remington Gerlach, who was ready to take off in her space print skirt she made during her first year of building clothes. She chose the 100% cotton fabric because it looked fun and was a different color than most of the other clothes in her wardrobe. As a gift from her grandmother and great-grandmother, who helped her sew the skirt, they made her a matching reversible cardigan and headband to pair with the skirt.

The reserve champion in the junior division was Mya Friend. She wore a skirt and top she had sewn for her freshman 4-H sewing construction project. To craft the outfit, she used a teal blue 100% cotton material with small red and yellow flowers, to match her personality. She paired it with her favorite western belt and cowboy boots, a turquoise butterfly necklace, turquoise earrings and a bracelet.

Other competitors in the junior division were Paisley Morgan, Lilly Johnson and Brennyn Kailey.

The intermediate division champion was Taylor Tribbett, who wore the outfit she created for her first year competing in upcycle your style. She decided to upcycle a pair of “Proud to be American” themed jeans and pair them with a pair of red, white and blue star earrings, American flag sunglasses, an American t-shirt and white sandals.

The Reserve Intermediate Champion was Piper Withers, who modeled a Grinch costume she made for her costume design project.

The costume was made up of separate parts, so it would be easier to put on and take off. She tied pieces of fabric to the bottom of her pants to cover her shoes, then she added a rubber band so she could slide her pants over her shoes and keep them in place while walking. For the hooded top, she added a pocket inside to fill with padding for a fuller tummy.

Other competitors in the middle division were Dakota Coggin and Zaly Blecha.

The senior division champion was Ashton Nichols, who modeled his upcycle your style project. She painted red and white stripes and white stars on a pair of light colored jeans and to go with them she took a white t-shirt and applied the USA letters in red fabric to it and also painted shoes with stripes and matching custom stripes. Nichols accessorized her look with a patriotic bracelet and simple dangling earrings.

The reserve champion in the senior division was Ayla Baney. She designed a pair of Tiger jeans to wear to Sterling High School football games and spiritual days, with orange and black paw prints on her pockets, her graduation year on the leg, and a glittery ribbon orange along the seams. Baney teamed the jeans with a black t-shirt, diamond earrings and tennis shoes.

Nichols and Baney will represent Logan County at the Colorado State Fair.

Other competitors in the senior division included Natalie Adels and Mattea Pelton.

The Encore Division champion was Withers, who wore a long-sleeved shirt with arrows on it, paired with a gray cardigan, slightly faded ripped skinny jeans and a pair of dusty gray knee-high boots with fun leather patterns. She finished the outfit with gold jewelry.

The Reserve Champion in the Encore Division was Ashton Nichols, who modeled a dress she received from a close friend.

The elegant floor-length royal blue dress featured a sweetheart neckline with criss-cross pleated bodice, spaghetti straps and back zipper closure. The flowing, high-waisted A-line skirt was covered in layers of glittery tooling. She paired it with a pair of chunky silver high-heeled sandals, silver drop earrings and a simple diamond necklace.

Other Encore Division competitors included Adels, Baney, Sarah Roys, Pelton, Tribbett, Friend, Kailey and Gerlach.

In addition to models in the judged categories, the show also featured 2022 rodeo royalty and 2023 competitors.

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