What is Fashion Revue?
Fashion Revue encourages members to focus on their personal appearance and sense of style, fashion and consumer buymanship. They will be judged in small groups in the morning and participate in a fashion show in the afternoon. Participation in the afternoon fashion show is mandatory to receive an award. The primary purpose of Fashion Revue to is 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. The sewn categories may use new fabric or the recycling of an old garment into a new one. This event is open to all 4-H members.
Judging will be based on the fit and appearance of the garment as well as the presentation of the outfit. Members will be judged by age division and category.
You may enter more than one category, but you may only be declared a county winner in one.
- Garment(s) sewn by the 4-H member during the current 4-H year.
- Must be enrolled in Clothing & Textiles Project.
- As skill levels range from beginning to advanced, entries in the Traditional-Constructed category will also vary. The entry might be a one-piece dress or it might be three coordinated pieces. A beginning member might even sew one garment and purchase another, for example a sewn jumper worn with a purchased blouse.
- Must submit 2" swatch of fabric and copy of front of pattern envelope.
Purchased $40.00 limit
- The maximum amount that can be spent on garment, shoes and accessories in this category is $40.00, excluding taxes, but members are encouraged to try to spend less.
- Receipts required for all items and accessories that can be seen.
- Purchases are to be made during the current 2017-18 4-H year.
- Gifts, prior purchases and items without receipts are not eligible for this category. Hand written receipts from a yard sale are acceptable.
- Receipts must be presented during judging.
- Open to all 4-H members. No project requirement
Purchased $100.00 limit (not eligible for State Fashion Revue)
- The maximum amount that can be spent on this category is $100.00, but members are encouraged to spend less. Everything visible must be included in the purchased list including jewelry, shoes and socks, hair bow, etc. Undergarments which are not visible are not included.
- Receipts for all items showing must be presented at judging with purchases made during the 2017-18 4-H year.
Upcycled Sewn Garment
- The member designs and sews a wearable garment from previously used garment. The completed garment is different from its original use. Additional fabrics, trim, & supplies may be used.
- Must submit "before" photo of garment with entry form.
- The outfit must also include an accessory, handmade by the participant.
- Must be enrolled in the Clothing & Textiles Project.
See It, Sew It Challenge
- 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.
- Get creative and copy it. Include the cost of your sew garment/outfit.
- Use of a commercial or hand-drawn project is your choice.
- 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.
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 inspirations 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 inspired 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.
- See State 4-H Fashion Revue website for more ideas.
The State Fashion Revue has established these rules which will be followed by the Kings County Fashion Revue.
- Traditional, Upcycled and See It, Sew It Challenge entries must be sewn as part of the member's Clothing & Textiles project. There are no project requirements for the Purchased and Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge categories.
- All entries must be produced and modeled by the individual member.
- All outfits must meet SFR modesty guidelines. All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length.
- Other categories from past years will not be included at 2018 SFR.
- Counties may offer additional categories.
- A member may only enter one outfit in SFR.
2018 Theme: Fashion Through the Ages
- Entry form or online application
- A 70 word commentary on each garment per category on separate sheets of paper
- Photocopied pattern envelope and 2” square swatch for Traditional-Constructed, See It, Sew It and Retro/Vintage Challenge categories
- Before photograph of original garment for Upcycled category.
- Receipts for purchased categories. (Bring day of judging)
- February 23, 2018 - Entry form due to UCCE Office or online (be sure to submit everything required)
- February 23, 2018 - Program Cover Design due to UCCE Office
- March 10, 2018 Kings County 4-H Fashion Revue
- Check in/Dressing~12:00 noon~UCCE Office
- Judging~12:30 pm~UCCE Office
- Fashion Show~4:30 pm~The Remington
- TBA - State Fashion Revue entries due
- June 2, 2018 - State Fashion Revue-UC Davis
Fashion Revue Program Cover Design Contest
All 4-H members are asked to submit a design for the program cover for the up coming Kings County Fashion Revue. The theme is "Fashion Through the Ages". Page size is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Please submit your entries to the UCCE Office by February 23, 2018.
What's Happening Now
2018 STATE FASHION REVUE UPDATE
Theme: "Fashion Through the Ages"
Date: June 2, 2018 at UC Davis
Categories for State Fashion Revue:
Entry categories for 2018 State Fashion Revue will be Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Upcycled, See It, Sew It Challenge and Retro/Vintage Challenge.
Traditional: The focus is to showcase the member's sewing skills and ability to coordinate an outfit. Must be sewn as part of the member's Clothing & Textiles project.
Consumer Science Purchased: has a $40.00 limit, for everything showing including shoes, jewelry and accessories, but not sales tax. Receipts for all items showing are required, with purchases made during the 2017-2018 4-H year. There is no project requirement, which means that any 4-H member may enter this category.
Upcycled: This category involves taking one or more existing garment and turning it into a completely new, different, and wearable garment. Add an accessory handmade by the participant. Additional fabrics, trim and supplies may be used during the construction process. The upcycled garment must be sewn as part of the member's 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.
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. (New for 2018)
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. (New for 2018)
For all entries, the outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member. The outfit must meet SFR modesty guidelines.
A member may only qualify to enter one outfit at SFR.
Service Learning Projects:
State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects. Click here to find out more information about these projects. http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/
- Ryan's Cases for Smiles
- Project Linus handmade blankets
Are you interested in serving on the State Fashion Revue committee contact: