- Author: Chenoa and Denise Van Gerpen
“Fashion Fiesta” was this year's theme for the Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue. The event was held on April 19th, 2014 and was well attended. This year we had 9 different categories for the 4-H members to choose from, they were: Traditional, Upcycled, Wearable Arts (Embellished), Needle Arts, $40.00 Purchased, Textile (Quilted, Woven or Felted), 2 State Fashion Revue Challenges, Denim and Apron, and the most popular County Challenge.
Each member who participated at the event wore an outfit that they either sewed, purchased or created with knitting, crocheting or embellishments.
Modeling before the judges was first on the agenda, where each member would explain how they created their outfit. If they entered the Purchased category they needed to explain how much money they spent for the entire outfit including accessories, which had to be no more than $40.00, what the amount of money saved was and how versatile the outfit would be with the rest of their wardrobe. The Aprons that were sewed for Apron category, could only be made using either the McCalls patterns 6132 or 6476.
For this year's County Challenge category each member took home a pre-cut piece of dye-ready quilted fabric (that was generously donated to the event by Bella Notte Linens) in the shape of a Serape. They were then encouraged to make it uniquely their own, by dyeing the fabric, adding applique, or with other means of embellishment.
After a short break for lunch, family and friends were treated to a Fashion Show by the participants, which was then followed with Awards. 2014 Fashion Revue Results