Gunnedah's Georgia Byriell has impressed judges with her homegrown textile talent at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Miss Byriell took out first place in the under 20s machine sewn needlework class with her Year 12 textiles major work, a cotton dress, which took her about four months to create in 2017.
The former Calrossy Anglican School student said growing up on her parent's cotton farm inspired her design, as well as an image of a Louis Vuitton dress she had seen.
"Our family have been cotton farmers for the past 25 years and it's an integral part of my life," Miss Byriell said.
"I've grown up with an appreciation of the journey that is involved to produce the natural fibre."
Miss Byriell received the highly commended award for a bright paisley shirt in the under 20s, 3-12-year-old child's garment or fancy dress costume section. She also entered a coat and a skirt in the show.
She has been entering her textile creations into the show since 2015, and Gunnedah Show for about six years.
Miss Byriell first started sewing in her childhood years, after watching her family members using sewing machines.
"I started with pillow cases and place mats," she said.
"I did my first quilt in Year 6 and then I started making clothes in high school. I had a really good teacher and she really pushed me and inspired me.
"I really struggled at school and it was something I was good at, so I was on an equal playing field with [others]."
I had a really good teacher and she really pushed me and inspired me.- Georgia Byriell
Miss Byriell is currently studying a Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design, at Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney.
She is hoping to get some intern experience in the industry before deciding what she wants to do.
"I don't know which field yet; I just want to feel my way and a door will open," she said.
"I don't want to force myself because something will happen eventually."