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Contributors: Rae Lynn Benson, Wendy Gerky, Chery Ann Weatherell, Jennifer Wells, The Livingston Enterprise, The Great Falls Tribune
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|2003-2004 Montana 4-H Clover
4-H sewings skills + funky flair = wool winner
Former 4-H'er wins national wool fashion competition
photo courtesy MIYWW and the American Sheep Industry
A bolt of wool, a creative mind and a taste for competition gained Sarah Walker the title of "
s not really her title, but a recent win in a "
Make It Yourself With Wool"
contest makes Walker a national ambassador for the wool industry for the next year. And just like beauty contest winners, Walker will be traveling around the country making personal appearances to promote her cause.
ve worked with wool quite a few times. I think it'
s a wonderful and versatile fabric,"
re flying me all over the country to go to different fashion shows, sewing expos and wool trade shows, to promote wool and fashion. I'
m going to be featured on a couple of fashion magazines and sewing magazines."
The contest is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry. Walker competed against 2,100 entries to win the national senior title for women ages 17 to 24.
Walker, 23, learned to sew as a child from her late mother, Judy Walker. She was active in 4-H fashion reviews when she was a teenager.
The Make It Yourself With Wool competition required that the garment be at least 60 percent wool. The outfits were judged on use of wool, sewing skill and creativity. The contestants also had to go through personal interviews to demonstrate their abilities to serve as an ambassador for wool.
I wanted to make something wildly different, very urban and retro,"
Walker describes her outfit as "
really low-rise dress pants with side splits from the ankles up to the knees,"
along with a square-necked vest that laces up the front through silver eyelets. The pants and vest are a lightweight wool in a charcoal gray and she wears a "
fire engine red"
blouse with a split from elbows to wrists.
I would not wear this to work. But it'
s something fun and stylish. I'
ve worn it to Christmas parties and out to dinner,"
Excerpted from the Livingston Enterprise
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