Fashion Revue & Quilt Show
Fashion Revue & Quilt Show
The purpose of Fashion Revue
- Provide educational activities for youth who are learning and growing in citizenship, leadership and life skills
- Inspire appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development
- Introduce opportunities to extend youth leadership and communication
- Promote self-esteem through individual expression
Who can Participate?
- Any male and female 4-H member, ages 5-19 years old, may compete in the Consumer Science Purchased and Make It Mine Challenge categories.
- Male and female youth, ages 5-18 years old, who are currently enrolled in the Clothing and Textiles project may compete in the Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Box Challenge, Make It Mine Challenge, and the Retro/Historical Challenge categories.
- Male or female youth, ages 5-18 years old, who are currently enrolled in the Quilting project may compete in the Quilting category.
This is a showmanship event. You will be evaluated on the presentation of what you have created. The Fashion Revue and Quilt Show is your opportunity to express what you have learned and made.
Event Information Sheet & Event Flyer
Registration & Forms
Register online at: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=27010 no later than Monday, March 25, 2019. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Be sure to complete the commentary online. Submit fabric swatches (2” x 3” square) and pattern on the form provided to the Cooperative Extension Office by the deadline or 5 points will be deducted from your total score.
Fabric Swatches and Patterns Form
Commentary Worksheet and Tips
Please reference the Fashion Revue Commentary Worksheet before writing your commentary!
"It's the 4th of July for Mary Smith every time she wears this patriotic suit and she has a right to celebrate! The jaunty jacket sports shiny star buttons on the bright red wool. What a great idea! The scraps from that jacket turn into patch pockets on the military blue dress. Mary has had 6 years of 4-H sewing and foods projects, but always finds a new challenge. She made this suit during a thunderstorm, finishing just before the electricity went off. Can you imagine how great this outfit will be at Davis, where Mary will be a freshman this fall?"
- Give information about the member and his/ her interests, such as where he or she is from, other 4-H projects, years in 4-H, future plans, summer job, etc.
- Give inspiration for, reason, or occasion for which outfit was planned. This could be the theme for the commentary.
- Keep sentences short and easy to read.
- Use questions and exclamations to give more variety to tone of voice.
- Create an appealing mental picture with descriptive words.
- Avoid the obvious or make it more interesting. (Rather than "it buttons up the front", say "buttons brighten the front", etc.)
- Tell the biggest challenge you encountered in sewing the outfit; what new sewing technique you learned.
- Add some humor, something amusing that happened while sewing. Example: In her rush to finish the dress, Katie put the zipper in upside down.
- If there are two parts to your outfit, such as a coat and a dress, mention the outer layer first and then the under garment)
- Read description of clothes in fashion magazines to get more fun ideas.
- As you complete your commentary, read it aloud. Does it flow smoothly? Is it easy to read and say?
- Please proof read before submitting.
Clothing Categories and Details for 2019
Youth may enter a maximum of two entries. Entries must be in separate categories. Garments must be made in this current 4-H year, under direction of a 4-H leader. Outfits are evaluated both on stage and up close using the rubrics and evaluation forms provided by the State Fashion Revue Committee. Primary members are not evaluated (they will receive comments only and all will be given the same award).
In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least one in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least two. Senior members must include at least three. The garment(s) must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project.
In the box:
- Buttons- must use at least 3 red, white or blue or combination. For Juniors they may be decorative. For Intermediates and Seniors, they must be functional.
- Zipper- red, white or blue; functional not just decorative.
- Trim – red, white or blue or a combination of colors – for example: rickrack, lace, piping, braid, bias tape binding, etc.
- Contrast exposed lining (that shows) – for example: rolled up sleeves or pant legs
- Collar, ruffle, or set-in sleeve
- Handmade accessory – red, white, or blue, or combination of these colors
Option 1. Start with a fashion design drawing. Submit a picture of it.
Option 2. Start with an idea of what you want to make. Submit the written description.
Find a commercial pattern or patterns, or draw your own pattern to create a wearable garment. If you use one or more commercial patterns, submit the pattern number. Tell which part you used (skirt, sleeve, pant leg, etc.). Tell how you modified the pattern to fit you or to create the look you wanted. If you draw your own pattern, tell how you made your pattern and how you figured out the instructions for creating your garment(s). There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.
Quilting Category and Details for 2019
Outfits are subject to review for modesty and appropriate attire. Formal wear may be strapless or have spaghetti straps. Backless dresses, excessive visible cleavage, visible undergarments, lingerie or swim suits are not permitted. All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length. All outfits must be suitable for comfortable walking, sitting, and going up and down stairs. Please reference the 4-H Dress Code online at: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/210170.pdf.
Garments may be worn prior to evaluation but should be laundered or dry cleaned to not show soil.
Evaluation Information and Score Sheets
- Participants are divided by category and age group for evaluation.
- Fashion Revue & Quilt Show evaluation is based on overall appearance and expression of personal style while the participants wear their outfits. Quilts are evaluated on a display rack with youth present.
- Each participant briefly tells the evaluators about the outfit being worn and what was learned: no longer than 30 seconds (no note cards).
- Participants should be prepared to answer questions from the evaluators.
- The evaluators will review the entry information, documents and photographs.
- Evaluation is closed to the public.
- The commentary is not read during the evaluation. It is read during the Fashion Revue & Quilt Show.
Quilting & Clothing/Modeling Practice
Attending the modeling practice is required for first time participants of Fashion Revue. If you cannot make it to the practice, please call the UCCE Office at 865-1107. Clothing members do not need to bring the items made, but they do need to bring their shoes to practice walking up stairs and on stage. Quilting members can drop off their quilts the night of practice or take them to the UCCE Office during the week of the event: Monday (between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. for lunch) or Tuesday – Friday (between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.).
Fashion Revue Fashion Show
Every participant will receive an award. Primary members will receive a participation certificate. All other participants will receive a medal.
Special Clothing & Quilting Awards
QUILTING SENIOR DIVISION: To be eligible, you must be entered in the Senior Division (Quilting Category) and receive a gold medal. The top scoring individual will receive a medallion.
QUILTING INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: To be eligible, you must be entered in the Intermediate Division (Quilting Category) and receive a gold medal. The top scoring individual will receive a medallion.
2019 State Fashion Revue Service Projects
State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2019: Fidget Mats for Alzheimer's Patients and Pet Play Toys for Animal Shelters.
California State 4-H Fashion Revue
If you are a 4-H Fashion Revue top county winner, then you qualify for State Fashion Revue. The categories for 2019 are:
* Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit
* Box Challenge
* Make It Mine Challenge
* Retro/Historical Challenge
Age divisions for State Fashion Revue are as of December 31, 2018
* Junior (9-10)
* Intermediate (11-13)
* Senior (14-18)
Members qualify to enter SFR at their county Fashion Revue. Entry is by online registration only at http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/. The entry deadline is Monday, May 15 at 5:00 pm. Entries must be completed and submitted by this time to be considered. Entries will be confirmed by the SFR Registrar via email after entry is complete and eligibility is confirmed by the county.
Past Top Award Winner Pictures