San Joaquin County 4-H
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San Joaquin County 4-H

Fashion Revue

2017 Fashion Revue

When: April 8, 2017

              Check in 8:30 am; Judge's meeting 9:00 am

              Fashion Show starts at 11:30 am

Where: Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206

Theme: The Road to Fashion

Who is Eligible?  Any 4-H member age 5-19. Age (as of 12/31/2016) divisions are as follows:

  • Clovers: ages 5-8 (may participate but not compete, and cannot move on to State Fashion Revue)
  • Junior: ages 9-10
  • Intermediate: ages 11-13
  • Senior: ages 14-19

Registration Deadline: March 24, 2017

Questions:  Contact Goldie Hineman at or at 209-839-8669.

General Information

Fashion Revue is an annual event where 4-H members can show off their sewing skills, shopping savvy, and runway strut!  

Participants choose from the six competitive categories listed below, some of which are open only to members of a sewing project, create their outfit, and then model their creation both in front of a panel of judges and in a runway show.

Competition Categories:

  • 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.
  • Consumer Science Purchased $40 Limit: The $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. There is no 4-H project requirement, which means that 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. Add an accessory handmade made by the participant. 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. 
  • Stripe/Print/Plaid Challenge: Choose any 2 of the 3 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.  If multiple garments are sewn, the 2 choices can be in one garment, more than one garment, or one garment each.  The addition of other fabric is allowed (ex: solids, other prints/stripes/plaids, polka dots, etc.) Consider construction techniques for stripes and plaids, the placement of prints, harmonious combination of fabrics 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 & Textile project. (New for 2017)
  • Knit Challenge: Construct a 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 hand-knit garment; it is a garment that is sewn, serged, or otherwise constructed using a knit fabric.  Some woven fabrics contain spandex threads which make them stretchy so they are more comfortable but they are still woven fabrics.  This challenge is for knit fabric, not woven.  See the pictures on the State Fashion Revue website ( to help identify a knit fabric.  Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit.  Open to all 4-H member with no project requirement. (New for 2017)
  • Still Exhibits: Members, including those not currently enrolled in a sewing project, may enter jewelry and other accessories as still exhibits.  The item must be constructed by the member, and may use any type of method (sewing, crochet, knitting, metalworking, beading, etc) as long as the finished product is wearable.  Still Exhibits will not be modeled during the Fashion Show, and should not be used in any other competition category.  This category does not move on to State Fashion Revue. 

How to Register

Each club that is sending members to County Fashion Revue should appoint a volunteer to take care of the registration process.  This volunteer will follow these steps:

  1. Each member should complete a 2017 Fashion Revue Individual Registration Form and submit it and any required photos and receipts to the club volunteer.
  2. The club volunteer should then enter everyone's information into the online registration form by midnight on March 24th.  Any photos and receipts must be submitted to the County 4-H Office by 5:00pm on March 24th.
  3. The club volunteer will receive an automated email confirming their registration information.

Per county 4-H policy, late or incomplete registrations will be allowed to participate in the event, but they will not be eligible for any awards.





  • Ohio State Modeling GuideWhether you are modeling in a style revue or interacting with others, being well-dressed can be a part of your everyday life. Personable qualities give the finishing touch to your outfit. A pleasant expression and confidence about your appearance put you in the fashion spotlight. Use this guide to help you present yourself with ease.


  • Penn State Sewing Skills Progress ChartThe 4-H Sewing Skills Progress Chart can be used along with project books to help young people determine which skills and knowledge they already have and which things they can learn.

Judge Requirements

Entries are judged by senior members (14-19 years old), leaders and parents. Due to low judge turn out, each club is required to send the following:

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JUDGES: Do you have a preferred category that you would like to judge?  Let us know. 

Note: Each club is responsible for finding their own replacement judges in case of a cancellation.

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