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Fashion Revue (April)

2018 Fashion Revue

"Super Heroes"

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 
Youth Ag Center in Rohnert Park

Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue is a fun opportunity for Sonoma County 4-H members to show off the knowledge, skills and creativity they have used to create and present their various clothing or textile related projects. The goals of 4-H Fashion Revues are to inspire an appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development. 

Fashion Show - While the Fashion Revue includes a Fashion Show, the Fashion Show is not judged! The show occurs after lunch and is a fun time for friends and family to see the members’ accomplishments.

Judging for the Sonoma County 4-H fashion Revue will be based on the information in the California State 4-H Fashion Revue Guide for Judges which includes scorecards and sample questions to ask members. This is available at the State Fashion Revue website.

Members may enter multiple County and State Categories at the Sonoma County Fashion Revue, but a member may only have one entry per category and an entry may not be entered in multiple categories.

Age divisions – Age as of 12/31/2017

  • Primary 5 – 8 years old (non-judged)
  • Junior 9-10 years old
  • Intermediate 11-13 years old
  • Senior 14-18 years old


County Only Categories

County Only Categories do not qualify for State Fashion Revue competition.

Accessories – Create two or more different coordinating accessories made out of any material or combination of materials including:  fabric, leather, yarn, wire, embroidery floss, duct tape, seed beads, glass, or any other craft materials. The accessories must coordinate with each other and with the outfit the member chooses to wear with the accessories. The two accessories must be different types of accessories – two hair clips do not qualify, but it can be a hair clip and a bracelet.
Entry examples: belt, purse, wallet, slippers, jewelry, hat, scarf, gloves, hatband, hair accessories, phone holder, head band, etc.

Costume Challenge – Use any technique, any materials, and any pattern to create a costume. It does not need to be sewn from fabric but at least 50% of the costume must be made by the participant and not purchased. The theme and costume must be 4-H appropriate.

Embellished – Creatively decorate an existing wearable garment using any variety of embellishing methods including: adding material, painting, dying, sewing, embroidering, trimming, gluing, cutting, appliquéing, etc.

Super Hero Fabric County ChallengeUse any technique or pattern to create an item using Super Hero fabric. The entry may be a garment or a non-wearable item. The entry should be appropriate for the skill level of the member.
Entry examples: PJ’s, pillow case, blanket, shirt, etc.

Textile – Make a non-wearable item using any technique, any materials, and any pattern.
Entry examples: laptop carrier, shopping bag, garment bag, blanket, pillow case, animal blanket, home décor, placemat, holiday decoration, etc.

County and State Categories

For State rules and scorecards, see the State Fashion Revue website.

Traditional – 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.

Consumer Science Purchased, $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. 

Upcycled – 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. 

See It, Sew It Challenge – Have you found an outfit online or in a magazine that you would love to copy for yourself? This category is perfect for you! Start with a picture of a new garment or outfit from a current magazine, catalog, store display, or website. List the retail price if you were to purchase the garment or outfit. Then get creative and copy it. Include the cost of your sewn garment/outfit. Use of a commercial or hand-drawn pattern is your choice (the original picture cannot be from the pattern envelope.) The garment must be made in the Clothing and Textiles project. The focus of this category is copying a new garment and making it fit you. The entry should only be modified for fit, type of fabric, or color/print of fabric, keeping it as close to the original as possible. Copying a vintage Lucille Ball dress, for example, would be in the Retro Challenge. 

Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge – Create an outfit that is inspired by a vintage design using new fabric and notions. Vintage is 20-100 years old, so use an inspiration that is from 1900-2000. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the design that inspires your outfit. At least one garment must be handmade by the member. Other garments and accessories can be handmade or purchased but must be representational of the same era. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category. 

Ideas for sources of inspiration include but aren’t limited to: a sewing pattern that belonged to your parent, an outfit worn by your parent or grandparent in their youth, an iconic outfit worn by someone famous like Lucille Ball, Nancy Reagan, John Wayne, or James Dean, or use one of the new sewing patterns labeled Retro.

Ideas by eras:

  • 20s Gangster style, flannel fabric, flapper dress (calf length straight shift), short, sleek hair, Mary Jane ankle strap shoe
  • 30s double breasted suits, full trousers, halter tops, shoulder pads, nylon hosiery, cowl neckline, more fitted dress defining the waist
  • 40s single breasted jackets, cuff and pleat free pants – limited use of wool during WWII, Dior designed fitted jacket and full skirt
  • 50s trim tailoring, leisure time madras prints, Hawaiian shirts, pink shirts, poodle skirts, petticoats, peter pan collared blouses, pencil slim skirts, Chanel’s collarless, boxy jacket and slim skirt, A line dress, pony tail hair style, seamless stockings
  • 60s hippie look and preppy styles, tight jeans, peasant look, bell bottoms, paisley shirts, miniskirts, tie-dye, go-go boots, ¾ length sleeves, Nehru jackets, tent dress, Empire line dress, bouffant beehives
  • 70s hot pants, nylon, acrylic and polyester fabrics, floppy collars, platform shoes, jogging suits, leisure suits, disco/glam rock, mini/maxi length, empire style dress, ethnic peasant style, friendship bracelets, pant suits, tank tops, clogs, satin jackets and open shirts
  • 80s big shoulder pads, bold colors, graphic patterns, leather and studded designer jeans, leg warmers, parachute pants, polo shirts, power suits with wide shoulders, tailored wool suit, big hair, tights and panty hose
  • 90s grunge, loose, baggy silhouette, prints, rips and washed out shades of beige, Goth and cyber punk, long straight hair parted down the middle, power bead bracelets

County Winners in the 2018 State Categories are eligible to compete at the State Fashion Revue on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Members may only bring one entry to the State Fashion Revue. If a County Winner is unable to enter State, then the County Medalist of the same category and age division is eligible to enter State. When a member is County Winner for more than one State Category, the member must choose one category to enter at State and then the County Medalist of the other category is eligible to enter in that category at State. See the State Fashion Revue website for the State manual.

2018 State Fashion Revue Service Projects

State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2018: pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles and handmade blankets for Project Linus.

Ryan's Case for Smiles:

Project Linus: 

See the State Fashion Revue website for more information and patterns for the service projects.

Questions & More Information

If you have any questions or need more information about the 4-H Fashion Revue, please email the committee: 
Heidi:   hmlavell@gmail.com (co-chair)
Diana:  hamptond@mac.com (co-chair)
Naomi: weloveusa@comcast.net
Krista: kjwizner@comcast.net 
Caroline: sohappy689@gmail.com 

Fashion Revue logo


Fashion Revue Workshops are your opportunity to learn and practice Fashion Revue skills before the big event. We review the categories, explain what happens at Fashion Revue, and help members and their parents understand the whole process. This is a fun time to talk with other members interested in Fashion Revue. Stay afterwards to participate in the State Fashion Revue Community Service project.

2018 Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, Youth Ag Center, Rohnert Park
Workshop: 9-10:30 AM
Community Service: 10:30-noon
(Optional: bring a sewing machine)



You must turn in a complete entry form packet, including all data and pictures. The judges use this information!

Only Participant Forms will be accepted online. No online or email Category Entry Forms will be accepted.


Online Participant Entry Form - due midnight, March 30, 2018

Printed Category Entry Forms - due 4pm at the 4-H Office, April 9, 2018

Category Descriptions Page 

Summary Info Page

Category Entry Information Chart

SCFR Proficiency Pin Req.

Knowledge & Judging Contest

Knowledge & Judging Contest

The Knowledge & Judging Contest will be held during the judges’ break at 10:45AM at the Fashion Revue. No pre-registration necessary. Any 4-H member may participate.

The test may be redesigned for 2018. A Study Guide is not available yet.

Fashion Design Contest

Fashion Design Contest

Design & draw a complete outfit with one of the croquis/templates below. One entry per person, see croquis for more entry rules.

Fashion Design Contest Male Croquis

Fashion Design Contest Female Croquis

More Information

CAUTION!! Some categories have changed! Refer to this site and the State Fashion Revue Site for details. See the State Guide for Judges for scorecards and information about how entries are judged.

State Fashion Revue Site
Learn about the event, entry categories and service projects.

Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule for the Sonoma County Fashion Revue.  Friends and family are invited to attend the Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony.

 8:00-8:15 Check-in

 8:30-Judges' orientation 

 8:40-Participants’ orientation

 9:00-Judging begins

10:00-Design Contest entries due

10:30-Design Contest voting starts

10:45-Judges’ Break, Knowledge & Judging Contest

11:00-Judging resumes

11:45-Design Contest voting closes

12:30-Lunch break

 1:30-Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony


County Fashion Revue Committee

Heidi Lavell - hmlavell@gmail.com  

Diana Hampton - hamptond@mac.com 

Naomi Edwards - weloveusa@comcast.net 

Krista Leone - kjwizner@comcast.net

Caroline Hampton - sohappy689@gmail.com 

Historical Information

Information about previous years’ Fashion Revues

2013 Fashion Revue Results

2016 Fashion Revue info 

2017 Fashion Revue Info

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