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Fashion Revue (April)

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Sonoma County

4-H Fashion Revue

April 21, 2024
YAL Center, Rohnert Park CA

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 various clothing or textile related entries. The goals of 4-H Fashion Revue are to inspire an appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development.


  • Participation Entry Forms due: Monday, April 8, 2024, online by midnight
  • Category Entry Forms due: Friday, April 12, 2024, 4pm, on paper at the 4-H Office
  • Category Entry Forms alternate drop off location: Friday, April 12, 2024, 6-7pm at YAL Center
  • Fashion Revue: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 8am at YAL Center  

YAL Center: Youth Ag & Leadership Center, 6445 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park

4-H Office: 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa

Fashion workshop

Evaluating for the Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue is based on the information in the State Fashion Revue's Guide which includes scorecards and sample questions to ask participants. (The 2021 outdated version of this Guide is available at https://ucanr.edu/sites/sfd/files/347651.pdf.) Evaluation of all categories includes: value vs. cost, versatility of entry, coordination, knowledge gained while creating entry, presentation, overall look, fit, cleanliness, complexity of skills used compared to sewing experience, and more! During evaluation, each participant is given 30-60 seconds to talk about their entry and then the evaluators ask questions about the entry.

2024 Categories

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. Except for the Costume Challenge category, all garment and accessory entries are to be worn by member (not created and fitted for someone else). Outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines.

See the 2024 Category Entry Information Chart for a summary of what is required for each category.

2024 County Only Categories:

For complete County Category descriptions, see 2024 Category Descriptions

County Only Categories do not qualify for State Fashion Revue competition.
County Only Categories are open to all 4-H members – there are no project requirements for County categories.

Accessories: Create two or more different coordinating accessories made from any material or combination of materials including: fabric, leather, yarn, wire, embroidery floss, duct tape, seed beads, etc.

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, etc. (same rules as 2023)

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

Entry must include a picture of the garment before any embellishments. (same rules as 2023)

Non-Garment: Make a non-wearable item using any technique, any materials, and any pattern.

Entry examples: laptop carrier, shopping bag, garment bag, blanket, pillowcase, home décor, placemat, holiday décor, teddy bear, item for an animal (bed, blanket, collar, lead), etc. (same rules as 2023)

NEW! Zero-Waste Challenge: create a garment using *pre-consumer or **post-consumer zero-waste methods

*pre-consumer: use all your fabric (or skein) to create your garment(s) – with no leftover scraps!
If necessary, scraps can become accessories or embellishments. Entry must describe how all material was used.

**post-consumer: Upcycle a garment into a new garment or create a Trashion Fashion garment
  Upcycle option: Turn existing garment(s) into a new, different, wearable garment. Additional fabrics, trim and supplies may be used. This is not an alteration (ie, don’t refit a large dress into a similar small dress). The garment(s) should be cut and remade into a new garment that looks different. Entry must include a picture of the garment before deconstruction.

  Trashion Fashion option: Construct a garment using at least 75% recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be trashed/recycled. Materials should not be new/unused for their original purpose and should not be fabric or clothing. Entry must be clean, safe, and durable. Entry must list all materials used.

2024 State Categories:

For State information, rules, and scorecards, look for Fashion Revue information on the State Field Day website.

  • Consumer Science Purchased, $50.00 Limit
  • Costume Challenge (costume may be fitted & worn by someone else)
  • Leather Creations
  • *Make It With Wool
  • Softie Challenge
  • *Traditional
  • *Quilt

* Traditional, Make It With Wool, & Quilt require membership in a Clothing & Textiles or Sewing project. All other categories are open to all members.

For the full State category descriptions see the 2024 State Fashion Revue Categories Flyer

Age divisions – Age as of Dec 31, 2023

  • Primary 5 – 8 years old (comments only, not scored)
  • Junior 9 – 10 years old
  • Intermediate 11 – 13 years old
  • Senior 14 – 18 years old

State Fashion Revue Eligibility

Only the County Winners in the Traditional and Consumer Science Purchased, $50.00 Limit categories qualify to enter State Fashion Revue. A County may only qualify one entry from each age division in these two categories to enter State Fashion Revue. If a County Winner is unable to enter State, then an alternate entry in the same category and age division will be invited to enter.

Costume Challenge, Leather Creations, Make It With Wool, Softie Challenge, and Quilt State categories do not need to qualify at a County 4-H Fashion Revue. Members may enter these directly in the State Fashion Revue or may enter State regardless of the award received at County. Multiple members from a county may enter these categories.

Members may only enter two categories at State Fashion Revue. There is no limit to how many categories a member may enter in the County Fashion Revue.

Entry Forms

Entering is a two-step process which includes a Participant Form and Category Form(s). Submit one Participant Form per member and one Category Form packet for each item entered.

Online Participant Entry Form – due Friday, March 29, 2024, online by midnight. This form helps the committee determine the size of the event and allows them to communicate event information to participants.

Category Entry Forms - due Friday, April 12, 2024, on paper in the 4-H Office by 4pm (if mailing, it should arrive by April 12). Label your envelope "Attn: 4-H Fashion Revue". An alternate drop-off location is Friday, April 12, 2024, 6-7pm at the YAL Center. The evaluators use these forms. Filling out the Category Forms helps participants prepare for evaluation. Keep a copy of your forms. It is very helpful to review your category entry forms before you talk to the evaluators. Incomplete or late forms can affect a participant’s score.

Workshop #1 will be held at the YAL Center in Rohnert Park on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 6:30pm
4-H Craft Night; March 8, 2024, at 6:00pm

A Fashion Revue Workshop is an opportunity to learn and practice Fashion Revue skills before the big event. We review the categories, share inspirational entry ideas, explain what happens at Fashion Revue, and help members and their parents understand the whole process. There may be a community service activity, or we may create items which can be used as entries. This is a fun time to talk with other members interested in Fashion Revue. All members can participate. You do not need to enter Fashion Revue to attend.

Proficiency Pin Requirements
Sonoma County Fashion Revue offers a Proficiency Pin for members who put extra effort into their Fashion Revue participation. Earning this proficiency increases the members' knowledge about Fashion Revue topics, encourages speaking about Fashion Revue, supports community service, and promotes Fashion Revue to other members. 


Knowledge Contest/Quiz
The Knowledge Contest/Quiz is normally held during the morning of the Fashion Revue. No pre-registration necessary. Any 4-H member may participate. A new contest is created each year. For a previous sample, see 2016 under Historical Information below.

Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony

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

Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule for the Sonoma County Fashion Revue. Friends, family, and other 4-H members are invited to attend the Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony.

8:00am  Check-in
8:30  Evaluators' orientation
8:30  Participants' orientation
9:00  Evaluation begins
12:00  Lunch break
12:30pm  Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony

Historical Information

Questions & More Information

If you have any questions or need more information about the 4-H Fashion Revue, please email the committee at: 4HSonomaCountyFashionRevue@gmail.com