Stanislaus County 4-H
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Stanislaus County 4-H

Fashion Revue

2019 Fashion Revue

Stanislaus County
2019 Fashion Revue

"Fashion in the Forest"

April 6, 2019

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

The 2019 Fashion Revue is the Emerald Star Project of Logan Doige

Entry Forms due APRIL 3, 2019

Revue will start promptly after judging, followed by awards. Primary members will be interviewed and participate in the runway, but will not be scored.

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


Make It Mine Challenge

Consumer Science Purchased Challenge

Traditional Category 

(Must be enrolled in Clothing/Textiles Project)

Box Challenge - Red, White & Blue

(Must be enrolled in Clothing/Textiles Project)

Retro/Historical Challenge

(Must be enrolled in Clothing/Textiles Project) 

Cosplay Challenge 

(County Level ONLY)

Tie Dye Challenge 

(County Level ONLY)


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.  


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, March 27, 2019.  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 1, 2019 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

2019 State Fashion Revue Brochure



Traditional category

Participants in this category will construct garment(s), showcasing sewing skills and the 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 garment(s) in this category must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit

Participants in this category will shop for an entire outfit with the total cost not to exceed $40.00, including 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. The member should consider value vs. cost, versatility, the shopping experience, and coordination of the outfit within the cost limit. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category. 

Box Challenge

For 2019: Red, White & Blue

Participants in this challenge will sew one or more garments that contain 3 colors – red, white, and blue. If one garment is sewn it has to contain all 3 colors. If more than one garment is sewn, the sewn garments together must contain the 3 colors. The fabrics(s) may contain other colors but the predominant colors must be red, white, and blue.

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

Make It Mine Challenge

Participants in this challenge will alter a commercial pattern or make your own pattern to achieve the fit and style you desire in a garment of your choice.

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 with a picture of the envelope front. Tell which part you used (skirt, sleeve, front with collar, 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. 

Retro/Historical Challenge

Participants in this challenge will create an outfit that is inspired by or looks like an old design using new fabric and notions. For this category, the design should be from before the year 2000. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the classic design that is being reproduced or duplicated. Add accessories to complete the outfit that are reminiscent of that time period. The outfit must feature at least one handmade garment made by the member. Other pieces of the outfit must be representational and recognizable as belonging to the same era as the hand made garment. The garment(s) in this challenge must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.

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