Beginning Sewing - Grades 4&5: Elastic Waist Garment: a skirt, pair of pants, skort, or shorts with elastic in the waistband made by the youth with 2 years or less sewing experience. Shirt or top may be purchased or handmade.
Beginning Sewing Grades 6-12: Complete outfit which includes a pants or shorts and top, skirt and top, simple dress, etc.
School Wear: Complete outfit which includes pants outfits, skirts and tops, casual dresses, khakis and shirts, capri pants or knee length shorts and tops, etc. This should be an outfit appropriate for your school.
Best Wear: Complete outfit which includes "dressy" dresses, suits including skirts or pants with shirts or blouses, sports jacket with coordinating shirts and slacks, and may include vests or coats. This should be an outfit appropriate for a faith-based event, award ceremony, or job interview.
Formalwear: This category includes the best wear description above plus formal (long) or semi-formal (shorter lengths) prom-type, party dresses, or tuxedos.
Accessory: Any personal accessory item made by the youth - may include belt, scarf, purse, wallet, backpack, travel kit or bag, headband, hat, tie or bowtie.
Costume: This category includes items sewn by the youth that would be considered an historic costume, cosplay ensemble, or other costume. Open to grades 4-12.
Upcycled Garment: This category includes "new" garments created by significantly altering original garments or other fabric items. Sewing by machine or hand must be part of the alteration process, but other techniques (such as dyeing, distressing, etc.) may also be included. Open to grades 4-12.
Quilt (each division): This category is for completed quilts or a quilt top made by the youth. Each quilt must be complete. Quilts will compete against other quilts of the same size and in the same grade division. Quilt tops will compete against other quilt tops in the same grade division, regardless of size.