County Fashion Revue

2015 Fashion Revue



WHAT IS FASHION REVUE? It is an event that encourages members to focus on their personal appearance and their sense of style and fashion.  Yes, it is for all 4-H members: girls, boys and clovers!  Its primary purpose is to build self-confidence in young people by helping them find the style that suits them best and work on grooming, posture and stage presence. Members may purchase an outfit or sew a garment for the event.

For all Categories:

  1. The outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member.  The outfit must meet SFR modesty guidelines.  All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length.
  2. A member may only qualify to enter one outfit at SFR.  At County Fashion Revue a member may enter one outfit per category.  However the garments, accessories, and shoes for each outfit must be distinctly different.  An item in one outfit may not also be used as part of another outfit.
  3. All categories checked must be accompanied with a typed commentary due with the application.  (see below for details)

I. Traditional Category: The main focus of this category is to showcase the members’ sewing skills and his/her ability to coordinate an outfit.

  • Entry must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing & Textile project.
  • The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit

II. Consumer Science-Purchased: The main focus of this category is to coordinate an outfit and shop wisely; the value of the outfit rather than the cost.

  • The total cost of your Purchased outfit may not exceed $40.00 (limit is for everything showing including shoes, jewelry and accessories, but not sales tax).
  • Receipts are required, with purchases made during the 2015-2016 4-H year. Receipts can be handwritten if from garage sales, thrift shops, etc. Gifts, prior purchased and items without receipts are not eligible

III. Upcycled: The main focus of this category involves – 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.

  • A "before" photograph is required showing the "original" garment(s).
  • 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.
  • Entry must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing & Textile project
  • Additional upcycled and/or sewn garments are encouraged to complete the outfit.

IV.  Western Wear ChallengeThe main focus of this category is to construct a western-style shirt/blouse with short or long sleeves.

  • Use of any pattern and any fabric is allowed.
  • Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit
  • Entry must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing & Textile project.

V.  Muslin ChallengeThe main focus of this category is to create a wearable garment using at least 2 yards but not more than 3 yards of bleached or unbleached cotton muslin, 36-45” wide. Use of other fabric that shows besides the muslin is allowed, not to exceed 1 yard. Use of other fabric that doesn't show, like lining or interfacing, is allowed with no limit. Members are encouraged to decorate and embellish the muslin garment using dye, paint, embroidery, “bling,” applique, trims, findings, etc. to enhance the garment. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. 

  • The muslin garment must be created by the member as part of the member's 4-H project work but the Clothing & Textiles (Sewing) project is not required.
  • This category is not restricted to Sewing Project members, but the entry does need to reflect work undertaken in a 4-H project. 
  • Some ideas are: the member learns to dye fabric in the 4-H Crafts project, then makes a skirt or shorts out of dyed muslin; or the member is in an embroidery project and sews a top, then embroiders it as part of the project; or the member is in a quilting project and does a pieced border on a muslin vest as part of the quilt project.

Registration for this event is available from your club leader; you must be an "Active" 4-H Youth Member to participate