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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.

Before starting your project, please see the Entry Information Chart for details about the entry requirements for each category, including whether or not you need: before & after photos, receipts, pattern numbers, and clothing project membership.If you have any questions, contact a Fashion Revue committee member.

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– 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 created by the participant. 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.

Stuffed Item (County Challenge)Use any technique, any materials, and any pattern to create a stuffed item.
Entry examples: pillow, bean bag, stuffed animal or doll, etc.

Textile – Make a non-wearable item using any technique, any textile material, 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.

Consumer Science Purchased$40.00 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)

Knit Challenge– Construct 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)
(Please see the State Fashion Revue website for more information about the definition of a knit fabric.)

Stripe/Print/Plaid Challenge– 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, polka dots, etc.). In addition to 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)

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, and worn by the member (not constructed for someone else). The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. (No change from 2016)

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. (No change from 2016)

County Winners in the 2017 State Categories are eligible to compete at the State Fashion Revue on Saturday, May 27, 2017. 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.

2017 State Fashion Revue Service Projects

State Fashion Revue is sponsoring two service projects for 2017:

  • Cancer Heart Pillows:

o    Information & links to patterns:Cancer Heart Pillows

o    Hands on Heart Pillow Pattern

o    Tag to print and attach to the completed pillows:

o    Completed pillows can be brought to 2017 State Fashion Revue or be donated within your own community to the American Cancer Society or a Cancer hospital.

  • Quilts of Honor: 

o    Information & links to patterns:Quilts of Honor SFR 2017

o    Bring completed quilt squares and quilt tops to the 2017 State Fashion Revue. They will be sewn into quilts by the Quilts of Honor volunteers and presented to returning troops and veterans during honor ceremonies.

See the State Fashion Revue websitefor 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 co-chairs: 
Naomi: weloveusa@comcast.net 
Heidi:   hmlavell@gmail.com
Diana:  hamptond@mac.com


Fashion Revue logo


Fashion Revue Workshops are your opportunity to learn about Fashion Revue before the big event. We discuss the categories and what happens at Fashion Revue. We answer questions and distribute forms. Workshop #2 will also include sewing skills.

Workshop #1 – FR Info 
Saturday, Jan 13, 2017 9-10:30 AM, Youth Ag Center, Rohnert Park

Workshop #2 –Info & Skills with Fashion Revue Fun & Games!
TBD, Youth Ag Center, Rohnert Part


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

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

Entry forms are due at the 4-H Office in Santa Rosa by 4:00PM on the dates below: 

Online Participant Entry Form
Paper Participant Entry Form 
Due Friday, March 17, 2017

Category Entry Forms
Due Monday, March 27, 2017

Category Descriptions Page 2017-SCFR-CategoryDescriptions

Entry Information Chart 2017-Entry-Info-Chart

Entry Information Packet 

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.

 2017 Study Guide 


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.

Male Croquis 

Female Croquis

More Information

CAUTION!! Some categories have changed! Refer to this site and theState Fashion Revue Site for details. See theState Guide for Judgesfor 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

12:00-Lunch break

 1:00-Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony

County Fashion Revue Co-Chairs

Naomi Edwards (Event Chair) - weloveusa@comcast.net 

Diana Hampton - hamptond@mac.com 

Heidi Lavell - hmlavell@gmail.com  

Historical Information

Information about previous years’ Fashion Revues

2016 Fashion Revue website info 

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