Members of the 4-H Urban Outreach Program adapted popular styles and created new designs to assemble this collection of patterns. The majority were girls ages 7-12.
More Information: 4H Urban Outreach Program web site
Denise Green was a Fiber Science & Apparel Design student at Cornell University when she developed and taught this curriculum. Her goals were to empower youth through artistic expression and to use the resources of the university to address local needs. Denise is a Ph.D student in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she is researching ceremonial textiles and regalia produced and used by Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. She also works as a research assistant at the Ethnographic Film Unit.
Van Dyk Lewis, Associate Professor, Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University, served as supervisor for the project. He not only advised Denise but also engaged the 4-H members and provided evaluation feedback on their products. He teaches apparel design classes and conducts research on current fashion topics.
Jennifer Keane, a Fiber Science & Apparel Design student at Cornell University (Human Ecology ’11), converted existing project patterns into standard children’s sizes (S,M,L), and updated sewing instructions and images as part of her Cornell Cooperative Extension/College of Human Ecology summer internship.
Support provided by the College of Human Ecology, Cornell University and Smith Lever funds from the Cooperative State Research,
Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations
expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.