Canceled State Fashion Revue
State Fashion Revue will not be held this year
Due to the ongoing closures from the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 State Fashion Revue has been canceled. Once the closures are lifted and members have the opportunity to complete their outfits, counties are encouraged to reschedule their county fashion revues.
VIRTUAL STATE FASHION SHOW - NEW EVENT!
Fashion Revue County Winners are invited to enter the virtual California State 4-H Fashion Show. It is an opportunity to show off outstanding outfits, without evaluation or awards. Still photographs with a commentary will be incorporated into a video with a link sent to all participants. For this special fashion show, Junior, intermediate, and Senior County Winners in state and local categories may participate, as long as you entered a complete outfit for evaluation (excluding quilts, modeling, accessories, etc.). If you are the County Winner in 2 categories, you can submit 2 separate entries. All outfit items in the two categories must be different. The timing for the video release depends on the new county event dates.
Counties – please let the SFR Committee know when your fashion revue will take place. County winner members enter the State 4-H Fashion Show at http://ucanr.edu/surey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=30045. We would like to include county winners from all counties!
If you have questions, contact Sue Moore, State Fashion Revue committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-743-2020.
New Service activity - Face Masks
If you have a sewing machine, cotton fabric and beginner skills, you can make face masks for your family, friends, and local medical facilities. These washable masks are in great need and will be much appreciated. In some facilities, they are worn by volunteers. In others, health care professionals are wearing them over their N95 masks.
Adding a piece of wire in he nose section helps the mask fit better. You can use the twisty ties from grocery store produce, thin wire, or pipe cleaners.
Use elastic that is 1/4" or narrower. You might need to cut the elastic longer or shorter depending on the face width. You can also use 18" lengths of ribbon or make narrow bias tape.
Add 1 or 2 layers of a tightly woven fabric between the 2 outer fabric layers for better filtration. Suitable fabrics are flannel, sew-in interfacing, or plain cotton. Pre-shrink all fabric and elastic.
To make 12 masks with the JOANN’s pattern you’ll need:
- 1/2 yard each tightly woven 100% cotton fabric that can be washed & dried on hot. Use 2 different colors or prints, one color for each side of the mask
- 1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
- 5 yards 1/4” or 1/8” flat elastic
JOANN Video instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHrnS6n4iA
Tips & tricks for the JOANN face masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnhePGv0gmQ
Video of mask with a pocket for a filter & bias tape for ties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHvghyn314U
Video of mask with a pocket for a filter & elastic straps. https://youtu.be/eLOh8AoXvcI
Video of mask without elastic made by a nurse. Read the comments for the printed pattern: https://www.instructables.com/id/AB-Mask-for-a-Nurse-by-a-Nurse/
2020 Service Projects
- Adult Bibs easy to sew, for nursing home patients
- Personal Care Kits sewn from small towels, for homeless shelters and displaced persons
All 4-H'ers are encouraged to make the service project items, collect, and deliver them in their home counties. Please let the SFR committee know how many were made and donated.
The State 4-H Fashion Revue:
- Provides educational activities for youth who are learning and growing in citizenship, leadership and life skills
- Inspires appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development
- Introduces opportunities to extend youth leadership and communication
- Promotes self esteem through individual expression
State Fashion Revue Committee
Please contact the SFR Committee if you are interested in working on the 2021 State Fashion Revue. Committee opportunities are available for youth members, teen leaders, adult volunteers, and 4-H staff.
2021 SFR Activities
The State Fashion Revue event is comprised of morning activities in Olson Hall on the UC Davis campus and an afternoon fashion show. Activities include the SFR competition, Skillathon, Silent Auction, service projects, and hands-on projects. Award presentations follow the fashion show. See the Participant Information page for the full schedule.
2021 SFR Competition
Participants qualify for SFR at the county level. For 2021 SFR, members will qualify at their 2021 County Fashion Revue. There is no fee to enter SFR. Each county may qualify one member per category and age division.
- Categories for 2021 will remain the same as in 2020
- Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit
- The Box Challenge
- Vintage Challenge
- Cosplay Challenge
2021 Age Divisions, as of 12/31/20
- Junior, age 9-10
- Intermediate, age 11-13
- Senior, age 14-18
- SFR Modeling Guide: Clue Yourself into Modeling
- 4-H sewing project manual (Mississippi State Extension Service)
- Sewing Skills Progress Chart
- The Total Look
- The Total Look Leader's Guide
- Measuring Up, Quality standards for sewn items
- Ready-made garment analysis
- Fashion Modeling
The 4-H Sewing project information from National 4-H. Includes links to curriculum on Shop 4-H site.
Community Service Resources
Links to patterns for Reusable bags: