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It was a celebration of firsts for the 4-H at the Levy County Extension Service office in Bronson.
Everyone had made his or her first outfit - a top and a bottom.
The quilting on the pillows was a first experience.
Baking cookies was not a "first time" experience, but making them in the shape of clothing certainly was.
There was the first boy in a class dominated by girls.
It was the first time sore fingertips united them in a universal dislike of sewing needle pricks.
The first 4-H summer sewing camp of 2008 had a lot of firsts, not including the fashion show for parents, grandparents and admirers of needle arts.
The 10 campers sat on the last row of chairs, eager to show off their new outfits and occasionally taking guests on a tour of the works on display on tables around three sides of the room. There were pillows, pincushions, paintings, sewing chests, paper butterflies, photo frames and other items.
For Chaz Weatherly, 11, it was a whole new experience. He and sister Theresa, 9, took the class together. Both Williston residents are home-school students.
"He's been a real trooper dealing with nine girls and five ladies," said Muriel Turner, family and consumer sciences agent. "He even made his mom a scrunchie when the girls made scrunchies for themselves."
Weatherly said boys should take the class. "Men should have the basic skills to sew in case they need to repair a button or rip their best pants or something."
Turner noted at the start of the fashion show that the ladies learned from the 10 children as well.
"It's neat to see the material they selected for their outfits. It shows a bit of their personalities." She said.
Chas Weatherly chose an outfit in a NASCAR theme with the No. 24 for his favorite driver Jeff Gordon. Turner said Weatherly chose a deep blue material with cars shadowed in the background with Gordon's emblem all over it. The coordinated the shorts with a white T-shirt a NASCAR "24" appliquUs
His sister Teresa has other interests. "She has chosen a muted beige toned background material with horses all over it," Turner said as she narrated the impromptu fashion show. Teresa Weatherly said she looked forward to the camp because she received a sewing machine this past Christmas.
Georgeanna Braswell, 10, of Bell, traveled the farthest to attend the camp. "Georgeanna really wanted to learn to sew. She tried her home county, then Chiefland and finally made it to Bronson," Turner said.
Braswell chose a black material with small pink polka dots for her shorts and used the material to make an appliquS++of her initial for the shirt.
Heather Bice, 12, of Morriston, chose Hanna Montana material. "Her favorite part about camp was designing her own clothes," Turner said.
Her sister, Sabrina, 9, was also into pink, but she chose a lighter shade and had pink hearts and brown monkeys on her shirt and shorts. "Unlike most kids there wasn't anything that she disliked," Turner said.
Felicia Kirk, 9, loves John Deere and she made her outfit with pink material with brown Deere emblems all over. Kirk's biggest challenge, said Turner, was getting up early to attend the camp.
Brooke Clevenger, of Bronson, chose a turquoise print material with paisley and flowers in the design. She also gave her short a technology boost: "Check out her appliquS++(on the shirt) we took one of the designs on it and blew it up," Turner said. "Clever idea."
Taylor Warsing, 11, of Morriston, went with yellow for her outfit and animal prints. "She says she chose the material because it is very different," Turner said. Warsing decorated the shorts with lion paw appliqu?.
Warsing's twin, Tierney, 11, went girly with a usually male theme choosing a camouflage print in pink, yellow and lime green. Her shirt had a frog appliquS++done in the camo material. "She likes camo and she hoped that no one else would have the same material," Turner said.
Rounding up the show was Rebecca Rodgers, 8, the youngest in the group. A Disney fanatic - she's been to Disney World five times this year - her outfit was not mousy.
Wearing a mouse ears cap, Rodgers decorated a black T-shirt with a pink heart of Mickey Mouse and shorts decorated with Mickey and pink polka dots.