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Fashion Revue

The Fashion Revue is an event that is part of Field Day that will convene March 11, 2017.  Fashion Revue is an event for those enrolled in clothing & textiles and/or fashion revue 4-H projects to highlight their efforts and to develop self-confidence and poise.  Members have the opportunity to model the garments they have made or purchased and to present themselves at their best in personal grooming, posture, modeling, and accessorizing their garment. The day is one of learning, as well as competing. Instruction will be given, especially to the Beginners, on how to model.  All entrants will receive written, constructive comments on their outfits. Members must be enrolled in the clothing or fashion revue projects.  Garments must not have been shown in a previous Fashion Revue and must have been completed in this 4-H project year.

Download the 2017 Fashion Revue Packet

2017 Fashion Revue Entry Form

Categories of Competition
There are three major categories of competition to enter.  Contestants must select or construct and model their own garments.  Members may enter in any one or more of the following:
  • Traditional Category Information - features garments the participant has constructed, showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing and Textiles project. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. (No change from 2016)

  • Consumer Science Purchased Information $40.00 limit for the entire outfit, includes shoes but not sales tax. Receipts from the current 4-H year are required for any item that is visible. Gifts, prior purchases, and items without receipts are not eligible for this category. Receipts from yard sales, etc. may be hand written. The member should consider value vs. cost, versatility, the shopping experience, and coordination of the outfit within the cost limit. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category. (Note addition of category criteria)

  • Upcycled Category Information - take one or more existing garments and turn them into a new, different, and wearable garment. Additional fabrics, trim and supplies may be used during the construction process. The upcycled garment must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project. Additional upcycled and/or sewn garments are encouraged to complete the outfit. A “before” photograph showing the original garment(s) is required. This is not an alteration - such as a large dress taken in to fit a smaller person that still retains the same lines. It is where the garment has been cut apart and remade into a new garment that looks different. The emphasis is on the transition of the garment. The outfit entered in the Upcycled category must include an accessory of your choice, handmade by the participant. (No change from 2016)

  • Stripe-Print-Plaid Challenge Information - Choose any two of the three fabric designs (stripe, print, and plaid) and incorporate them into one or more sewn garments. If one garment is sewn, it must include 2 of the 3 choices (ex: a shirt containing print and plaid). If multiple garments are sewn, the 2 choices can be in one garment (ex: print and plaid shirt), more than one garment (ex: print and plaid shirt and skirt), or one garment each (ex: print shirt and striped pants). The addition of other fabric is allowed (ex: solids, other prints/stripes/plaids, etc.). For this category, polka dots are considered a print even if the dots appear to be in straight lines.  A plaid has a pattern of multi-color horizontal stripes intersecting with multi-color vertical stripes.  Checked fabrics like gingham and buffalo checks as well as houndstooth designs are considered plaids. Besides the construction techniques for stripes and plaids, consider the placement of prints, harmonious combination of fabrics in design of the outfit and current style trends. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. The entry must be created by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project. (New for 2017)

  • Knit Challenge InformationConstruct an entire wearable garment out of knit fabric. Any fabric content is allowed (cotton, polyester, wool, rayon, blend, etc.) and any type of knit (single knit, double knit, rib knit). This is not a garment that is hand-knit; it is a garment that is sewn, serged, or otherwise constructed using fabric. In designing and constructing the garment, consider how the stretch of knit fabric affects the fit and the opportunity to learn new techniques for seaming, hemming and edge finishes. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. Open to all 4-H members with no project requirement. (New for 2017)
Levels of Competition
There are three levels of competition (Jr., Int., & Sr.) and primaries that are coached and not judged.
Primary Any contestant 5 - 8 years old on December 31, 2016
Junior Any contestant 9-10 years old on December 31, 2016
Intermediate Any contestant 11-13 years old on December 31, 2016
Senior Any contestant 14 and above on December 31, 2016

To encourage self-confidence and poise contestants should be prepared with a written commentary for the judges about their outfits in a short 30 second to one-minute explanation. (Length of explanation should be age appropriate, no more than 60 words). This is required at Sectional Fashion Revue.  This commentary will be read by the master of ceremonies while the member models.  A copy will also be provided to the judges with your entry form. Please see Writing a Commentary for more information.


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