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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. #Ca4HStateFieldDay


2018 State 4-H Fashion Revue: “Fashion Through the Ages” 

State Fashion Revue logo

DATE: June 2, 2018 as part of State Field Day

LOCATION: Olson Hall, UC Davis 

2018 Youth Chairs: Araceli Carrillo Medrano & Ashley Andes-McCullough 

2018 State Fashion Revue Results

2018 SFR Program

Project Linus: 428 blankets handmade & donated by 4-Hers in 20 counties. Thank you! 

2018 State Winners
2018 State Winners
2018 State Winner sisters
2018 State Winner sisters



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.

Dual Participation

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

Fashion Revue and Presentation Day

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

Fashion Revue and 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.


Registration closes at 5:00 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018.



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.

Evaluator Registration 

Evaluators should be familiar with the fashion revue event and the following:

SFR Guide for Evaluators 2018

2018 Scorecards as pdf files

2018 Scorecards as Word files (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 2018 SFR are Traditional, Upcycled, Consumer Science Purchased $40 limit, and the 2 challenges: See It, Sew It Challenge and Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge. Only these 5 categories are included for 2018 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.


Traditional - features garments the participant has constructed, showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing and Textiles project. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit.

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit for the entire outfit, includes 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. 

Upcycled – 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. 

See It, Sew It Challenge  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. The entry should only be modified for fit, type of fabric, or color/print of fabric, keeping it as close to the original as possible. Copying a vintage Lucille Ball dress, for example, would be in the Retro Challenge. 

Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge

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

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


State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2018: pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles and handmade blankets for Project Linus.

Ryan's Case for Smiles:

Project Linus: 

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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