Each year, the pavilion section of the Bendigo show is full of displays such as baked goods and preserves, cut flowers and home grown vegetables, and arts and crafts in a myriad of categories.
Each exhibit behind the glass represents the work of a talented local resident, whose creation contributes to one of the most popular fixtures of the annual show.
While some of the entrants have been involved in the show for many years, talented seamstress Emily Bibby entered her work for the first time this year.
The Strathfieldsaye resident placed items over several categories including embroidery, crafted toys, machine sewn garments and millinery.
Emily has loved sewing since she was a small child, taking the lead from her grandmother, her mother and her aunt who was a dress designer.
"I just think there's something magical about it," Emily said, sitting in her "sewing shack" surrounded by fabrics of all colours and textures.
"You're putting together two pieces of flat material to make something that fits onto a body."
She makes clothes for herself, her children and for family and friends and also makes costumes for local theatre.
While there has been something of a resurgence in younger people seeking to learn traditional crafts such as sewing, Emily still says few people of her generation have the knowledge or the confidence to make their own clothes.
She said if people were taught the crafts properly, they wouldn't find them difficult.
"When I teach a child they've usually never held a needle or put two pieces of material together," she said.
"But once they know and understand how to do it, they enjoy it."
While trying not to be too judgmental about fast fashion, she says she rarely sees something in a store she wouldn't rather make herself - a garment made to fit the wearer perfectly.
It's clear her sewing shack at the back of her family home, is her happy place, where she spends many hours creating beautiful pieces of fashion.
She also makes clothes for the theatrical productions of the Nexus Theatre.
While the workload in creating these costumes is enormous, Emily says she enjoys the challenge of making more unusual items.
She recently help make costumes for the production of Les Mis, and will soon start work on costumes for Oliver.
For these productions she gets to create tailored suits and corsetry, outrageous bonnets, and lavish dress of lace and velvet.