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State 4-H Fashion Revue

State 4-H Fashion Revue is one of many activities that take place as part of the overall California 4-H State Field Day at UC Davis. #StateFieldDay

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Thank you to our State Fashion Revue sponsor, JOANN!*

*No endorsement of this product or service is granted or implied by 4-H, the U.S. government, or any of its organizational units or employees.


2019 State 4-H Fashion Revue: "Fashion My Way"

State Fashion Revue logo

2019 SFR brochure  

Date & Location: Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Olson Hall, UC Davis

Registration: Register by online registration only. Entry deadline is 5:00 PM on May 15, 2019.

Youth Co-Chairs: Jessica McCauley (Contra Costa County) and Abby Milanesa (Monterey County)


The Upcycled category will not be offered at 2019 SFR, due to limited interest. As always, this category and others may be included in county fashion revues, but entries do not advance to SFR.  See below for more information.

SFR Schedule (subject to change)

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM       Check in, outside Olson Hall
  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM       SFR participant & family orientations
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM       SFR evaluator orientation
  • 8:45 - 9:30 AM        Olson Hall presentation evaluator orientation
  • 9:10 AM                  SFR room monitor orientation
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM      SFR evaluations, SPD presentations, workshops, Silent Auction
  • 11:30 – Noon          SFR evaluation call backs, if needed
  • Noon – 1:00 PM       Lunch, on your own
  • 1:00 PM                  Fashion show line up, Wellman 2
  • 1:30 – 3:30 PM        Fashion show & awards, outdoor stage
  • 4:00 PM                  Committee debrief, Olson 118

2019 State Fashion Revue SERVICE PROJECTS

Project using sewing: Fidget Mats for Alzheimer's patients

          Host a Service Project sewing event: Fidget Mat Group Project instructions

          Contact Mary with questions, maryengebreth@comcast.net

No Sew project: Pet Play Toys for animal shelters

          Contact Stacey with questions, milanesafamily@aol.com


2019 State Fashion Revue CATEGORIES


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 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 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. Tell which part you used (skirt, sleeve, 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.



Register online by 5:00 PM on May 15, 2019.

Members qualify to enter State Fashion Revue at their county Fashion Revue. There is no fee to enter State Fashion Revue. Each county may send one delegate per category and age division. The information here is for STATE Fashion Revue. See your county website to enter County Fashion revue. 

Dual Participation

Indicate "dual-entry" on registration forms for each event you are entering.

State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day

Every effort will be made to accommodate 4-H members who qualify for both State Fashion Revue and Presentation Day individual, team or Cultural Arts presentations. Scheduling conflicts may not allow SFR delegates to participate in Share the 4-H Fun. Check in for dual-registered SFR members is at Olson Hall only.

State Fashion Revue and State Interview Contest 

Dual entry in Interview Contest may be possible depending on interview time. Please try to schedule a time during the lunch break. Check with registrars of the events if you have questions. 


Register SFR Evaluators and Room Monitors

Counties are required to provide one adult evaluator per every five SFR entries. Also needed are presentation evaluators for Olson Hall to accommodate members dual registered in State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day. Evaluators should be familiar with the fashion revue event and the following:

SFR Guide for Evaluators 2019  

2019 Scorecards as pdf files

2019 files in Word, for counties to personalize

Participant Information

AGE DIVISIONS (As of December 31st of the program year)

  • Junior age 9-10
  • Intermediate age 11-13
  • Senior age 14-18


  • The outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member during judging and the fashion show (not created for someone else).
  • All outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines, found at http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/210170.pdf. 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 coordinators will review all outfits based on these guidelines before SFR entry, with further review by the SFR Committee if needed.  
  • All outfits entered in SFR must be suitable for comfortably walking, sitting, and going up and down stairs because of the schedule and location of SFR and the fashion show.
  • The 5 categories for 2019 SFR are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit, and the 3 challenges: The Box Challenge, Make It Mine Challenge, and Retro/Historical Challenge. Only these 5 categories are included for 2019 at the state event. All entries in the state event must conform to the SFR category rules.
  • A member may only enter one outfit in State Fashion Revue.
  • Counties may offer additional categories at the local level. Counties may allow members to enter more than one category at the local level. If so, each entry must contain different garments, shoes and accessories. A garment worn in one entry may not also be worn in a different entry. For example, a top entered in a Challenge category may not also be entered in the Traditional category.
  • A county may qualify one member in each age division (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) and each of the five categories to advance to State Fashion Revue. Participants should expect competition at SFR to be at a higher level than at the county events. SFR Rubric scorecards are available below.
  • Participation in the SFR Fashion Show is a required element of the event or awards are forfeited.
  • Participants entering SFR may be dual-entered in State Presentation Day except the Share the 4-H Fun skit due to scheduling conflicts. 
  • All SFR participants and family members are invited to attend the SFR workshops, Make it-Take it sessions and Silent Auction.
  • Additional rules may be added by the SFR committee as needed.


2017 SFR Committee
2017 SFR Committee


SFR Committee

The State Fashion Revue (SFR) Committee: 

The SFR Committee is open to youth and adults enrolled in California 4-H. The SFR committee meets 4-5 times per year utilizing both face-to-face and conference call meetings. If you would like to be part of the committee or receive our news, contact Sue Moore, Registrar, 2moores@mlode.com. 209-743-2020 or Mary Engebreth, Adult Co-chair, maryengebreth@comcast.net, 707-996-2981.

The purpose of State 4-H Fashion Revue is to:

  • Provide educational activities for youth who are learning and growing in citizenship, leadership and life skills
  • Inspire appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development
  • Introduce opportunities to extend youth leadership and communication
  • Promote self esteem through individual expression

State Fashion Revue History

(click on the link for past results and information)

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