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Fashion Revue






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 and/or accessories to complete the outfit.

If the Traditional ensemble has additional sewn garments which cannot all be worn at once, for example a 4-piece suit containing coordinating pieces, the additional garments may be carried. All the coordinated sewn pieces will be evaluated. Accessories such as hats, shoes, belts or jewelry are evaluated as parts of the outfit. Non-clothing items that the member made to match the outfit such as a backpack, purse, pillow, or quilt may be carried and considered during the evaluation. 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 participant 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 2022: Pants

Participants in this challenge will sew a pair of pants. The rules refer to the entry as pants, but they could also be shorts, capris, or a skort. Leggings do not count for this category. The pants must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project. Additional garments may be sewn by the member or purchased.

In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least two in their pants. Intermediate members must include at least three. Senior members must include at least four. In the box:

  • Zipper, functional

  • Button with buttonhole

  • Waistband

  • 2 pockets

  • Belt loops, at least 4

  • Hook & eye or snap

  • Darts or Pleats

  • Flat fell seam

  • Topstitching

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. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.

Trashion Fashion Challenge

"Trashion" is a fashion philosophy that combines environmentalism with innovation. It comes from a desire to make the best use of limited resources by making traditional and avant-garde clothing from recycled materials or cast off junk. Trashion helps give new life to waste materials that would not normally be used again.

Participants in this challenge will create a garment out of recycled, re-purposed, secondary use materials. The garment must be made from at least 75% recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled. The materials should not be new or unused for their original purpose. Do not embellish an existing garment with recycled materials and do not reuse fabric or clothing as the recycled material. All garments must be clean, safe to wear and touch, and durable enough to last a full day's wearing. The participant must be able to walk, sit, and use stairs while wearing their outfit. Trashion Fashion methods may also be used to accessorize the outfit.

The entry must list all materials used and include an environmental fact about one of the material’s effect on the environment and how the material can be reduced, recycled or reused by the public. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.

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Helpful Information

Writing Your Commentary

More information and helpful tips are available at the State Fashion Revue Website such as SFR Modeling Guide, Sewing Skills Progress Chart, Interfacing, and much more.

Check out the State Fashion Revue Judges Guide for rubrics and more detailed information to guide you with your entries. 

Past Fashion Revue Results

Congratulations to our winners, and great job by all our participants!  Click the link below to view year's results.

Fashion Revue Results 2019

Fashion Revue Results 2018

Fashion Revue Results 2017


General Rules

2022 Age Divisions (Age as of 12/31/21)

  • Junior, ages 9-10
  • Intermediate, ages 11-13
  • Senior, ages 14-18

2022 Entry Requirements

Each entry must include:

  • A full length photo of the member wearing the outfit, head to toe, including shoes.
  • Optional: One or two additional photos of an accessory or something special about the outfit.

Additional category submission requirements

  • Consumer Science Purchased - submit photos of receipts
  • Historical Challenge - include a drawing or photo of your inspiration
  • Trashion Fashion Challenge - include an environmental fact and recycling information.


The information submitted in the registration is printed for the evaluation panel.

During the evaluation, each participant gives a short oral presentation about their entry. Presentations are limited to:

  • 30 seconds for Juniors and Intermediates
  • 1 minute for Seniors

The evaluators will also ask questions and look at the outfits. 

2022 Contest Rules

  • The outfit must be produced and modeled during evaluation by the individual member. The outfit cannot be created or modeled for someone else.
  • All outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines