Stanislaus County 4-H
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Stanislaus County 4-H

Fashion Revue

Stanislaus County
2018 Fashion Revue

"Fashion Round Up"


May 5, 2018

Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall
12:30 pm to 12:55 p.m. 
Judging will start promptly at 1:00 pm 

The 2018 Fashion Revue is the Emerald Star Project of Melissa Rosa

Entry Forms due April 24, 2018  

2018 Traditional Entry Form

2018 Upcycled Entry Form

2018 Purchased Entry Form

2018 See It Sew It Challenge Entry Form

2018 Retro-Vintage Challenge Entry Form


Categories have changed--See below

Please note: Members may enter once in up to 2 categories.  The garments, accessories, and shoes for each outfit must be distinctly different. An item in one outfit may not also be used as part of another outfit.

Be prepared to give a short introduction to the judges about yourself and your outfit.  Tell them things like your name, club name, why you chose this outfit and where you might wear it (1 minute or less)  


All outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines, found at For State Fashion Revue (SFR), all shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length due to the raised stage for the fashion show. County Fashion Revue winners will need to follow these guidelines in order to move on to the State Revue.  


A potluck snack bar (cheese, crackers, veggie trays, fruit trays, cookies, refreshments, etc) is planned between judging and the modeling revue. 
Please bring something share.

Revue starts approximately 4 pm followed by awards. Primary members can arrive at 3 pm to practice modeling. (Primary members are not judged.)

State Fashion Revue Handbook is used and can be found at: 

Entry forms will be sent to Clothing, Textile, Sewing, Arts & Crafts Leaders.  The event is open to all Stanislaus County members.

Please bring or mail to: 4-H Office, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite A, Modesto, CA 95358.  Must arrive by 4:30 pm, April 24, 2018.  Include required attachments, photos if required and commentary. Only complete and on time entries will be accepted.

Please type your commentary and attach it to your entry form.  A separate commentary is required for each category that you are entering.  Have someone read your commentary while you practice modeling. This will give you a better idea of how short or long you will need your commentary to be.


Commentary - Helpful Hints
(For commentary guidelines, click here:
Writing Commentaries PDF


If you are a County winner, you may go on to the State Fashion Revue on June 2, 2018 at UC Davis.  Registration is online at the link below.  You will need pictures, commentary, and other required items with your State entry.  State due date is TBD.  Please review State entry requirements here: 

Entry Link:  Coming in the Spring



Traditional (Must be in a Clothing and Textiles Project-No change from 2017)  

  • To showcase the member’s sewing skills and their ability to coordinate an outfit.
  • The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the 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).

Consumer Science/Purchased Category:  (No Project Requirement)

  • Member demonstrates positive consumer skills such as decision making in purchasing and coordinating an outfit.  The main focus is on value rather than cost.

  • Everything visible must be included in the purchased list including jewelry, socks, hair bow, etc. There is a $40 limit for everything showing including shoes, jewelry and accessories, but not sales tax.  Gifts, prior purchases, and items without receipts are not eligible for this category.

  • Receipts are required and purchases are to be made during the 2017-2018 4-H year. They can be handwritten from garage sales. 

  • Sources may include garage sales, consignment stores, thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.

  • No project requirement. Any 4-H member may enter.

Upcycled Category (Must be in a Clothing and Textiles Project)

(No change from 2017) – take one or more existing garments and turn them into a new, different, and wearable garment. 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. The outfit entered in the Upcycled category must include an accessory of your choice, handmade by the participant.
  • A before photograph is required showing the beginning garment.

See It, Sew It  Challenge: (Must be in a Clothing and Textiles Project) (New for 2018)

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. Copying a vintage Lucille Ball dress, for example, would be in the Retro Challenge.  

Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge (Clothing and Textiles Project Not Required)(New for 2018)

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.

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.

Ideas by eras:

20s Gangster style, flannel fabric, flapper dress (calf length straight shift), short, sleek hair, Mary Jane ankle strap shoe,

30s double breasted suits, full trousers, halter tops, shoulder pads, nylon hosiery, cowl neckline,  more fitted dress defining the waist,

40s single breasted jackets, cuff and pleat free pants – limited use of wool during WWII, Dior designed fitted jacket and full skirt,

50s trim tailoring, leisure time madras prints, Hawaiian shirts, pink shirts, poodle skirts, petticoats, peter pan collared blouses, pencil slim skirts, Chanel’s collarless, boxy jacket and slim skirt, A line dress, pony tail hair style, seamless stockings

60s hippie look and preppy styles, tight jeans, peasant look, bell bottoms, paisley shirts, mini skirts, tie-dye, go-go boots, ¾ length sleeves, Nehru jackets, tent dress, Empire line dress, bouffant beehives,

70s hot pants, nylon, acrylic and polyester fabrics, floppy collars, platform shoes, jogging suits, leisure suits, disco/glam rock, mini/maxi length, empire style dress, ethnic peasant style, , friendship bracelets,  pant suits, tank tops, clogs, satin jackets and open shirts,

80s big shoulder pads, bold colors, graphic patterns, leather and studded designer jeans, leg warmers, parachute pants, polo shirts, power suits with wide shoulders, tailored wool suit,  big hair, tights and panty hose,

90s grunge, loose, baggy silhouette, prints, rips and washed out shades of beige, goth and cyber punk, long straight hair parted down the middle, power bead bracelets 

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