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Make It With Wool 2016: Junior Exemplary Construction Winner and First Runner-Up Junior Ambassador

Camille's military-inspired coat is from BurdaStyle 12/2012 no. 104.

The national Make It With Wool competition (MIWW) promotes wool’s beauty and versatility and recognizes excellence and creativity in garment sewing and knitting. Garments must be made from fashion fabrics and yarns that are at least 60 percent wool-including specialty fibers, such as mohair, alpaca, camel, and llama. Contestants compete in skill categories and age groups: 13- to 16-year-olds compete as juniors; those 17 to 24 compete as seniors; and 25 and over compete as adults. State winners advance to the national judging round, which is in January. The Adult and Fashion/Apparel Design winners are preselected and receive all-expenses-paid trips to the national competition to model their creations. Here, Threads highlights seven individuals who won awards in the January 2016 national judging round.

Junior Exemplary Construction Winner and First Runner-Up Junior Ambassador

Camille Anderson
Lexington, Nebraska

Camille makes a coat every year for 4-H and has competed in MIWW for four years. For her military-inspired coat this year, Camille chose BurdaStyle 12/2012 no. 104 for its silhouette and strong design lines, double-breasted cut, and epaulets. The coat also sports two-piece sleeves, a stand collar, princess seams, and on-seam pockets. She made her version from magenta wool-blend ponte knit and lined it in stretch charmeuse. Camille finished the front closure and sleeve plackets with 23 shiny, silver-colored, military-style buttons.
-Stephani L. Miller


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