4-H Youth Development Program
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4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

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


2017 State 4-H Fashion Revue: “The Road to Fashion” 

State Fashion Revue logo

DATE: Saturday, May 27, 2017

LOCATION: Olson Hall, UC Davis 

TIME: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

SFR Brochure 2017

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

2017 Youth Chairs: Araceli Carrillo Medrano (Contra Costa County) & Ashley Andes-McCullough (Nevada County) 

Registration Information


Members qualify to enter SFR at their county Fashion Revue. The entry deadline is Monday, May 14 at 12:00 pm. Please register a http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20124Entries must be completed and submitted by this time to be considered. Entries will be confirmed by the SFR Registrar via email after entry is complete and eligibility is confirmed by the county.

Dual Participation

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. You must register for both events by the entry deadline and indicate dual-entry for each. Check-in for members dual registered in SFR and SPD is at Olson Hall only. Scheduling conflicts do not allow Fashion Revue delegates to participate in Share the 4-H Fun Skits. It may be possible to participate in the Interview Contest if the interview time can be scheduled during the SFR lunch break. Check with registrars of both events if you have questions.  


Counties are required to provide one adult judge per every five SFR entries. Also needed are presentation evaluators for Olson Hall to accommodate members dual registered in SFR and State Presentation Day. Registration of judges and evaluators is by online survey at http://ucanr.edu/sfr2017judges

Judges should be familiar with the SFR 2017 Guide for Judges. State Fashion Revue Judge schedule:
7:30-8:30 am    Check-in with morning refreshments
8:30 am            Orientation
9:30-12:00 pm  Evaluations
12:00 pm          Complimentary lunch  

Participant Information


7:00-8:30 am           Check-in
8:30-9:00 am           Mandatory orientation 
9:30-10:30 am         Group A Evaluation; Group B free time for workshops &                                                            presentations
10:30 - 11:30 am     Group B Evaluation; Group A free time for workshops &                                                            presentations
11:30-12:00 pm       Call backs if needed
12:00-1:00 pm         Lunch break 
1:00 pm                   Line up for fashion show
1:30-3:30 pm           Fashion show & awards  (mandatory participation in fashion show)

AGE DIVISIONS (As of 12/31/2016)

  • 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.
  • Other categories offered in previous years will not be included at 2017 SFR. Only the 5 categories listed above are included for 2017 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 the Knit Challenge 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. The presentations are scheduled in Olson Hall during the SFR participant's workshop time.
  • 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. (No change from 2016)

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. (Note addition of category criteria)

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. (No change from 2016

Stripe/Print/Plaid Challenge – Choose any two of the three fabric designs (stripe, print, and plaid) and incorporate them into one or more sewn garments. If one garment is sewn, it must include 2 of the 3 choices (ex: a shirt containing print and plaid). If multiple garments are sewn, the 2 choices can be in one garment (ex: print and plaid shirt), more than one garment (ex: print and plaid shirt and skirt), or one garment each (ex: print shirt and striped pants). The addition of other fabric is allowed (ex: solids, other prints/stripes/plaids, etc.). For this category, polka dots are considered a print even if the dots appear to be in straight lines.  A plaid has a pattern of multi-color horizontal stripes intersecting with multi-color vertical stripes.  Checked fabrics like gingham and buffalo checks as well as houndstooth designs are considered plaids. Besides the construction techniques for stripes and plaids, consider the placement of prints, harmonious combination of fabrics in design of the outfit and current style trends. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. The entry must be created by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project. (New for 2017). In response to questions, yes, the entry may contain all 3 designs (stripe, print and plaid)

Knit Challenge – Construct an entire wearable garment out of knit fabric. Any fabric content is allowed (cotton, polyester, wool, rayon, blend, etc.) and any type of knit (single knit, double knit, rib knit). This is not a garment that is hand-knit; it is a garment that is sewn, serged, or otherwise constructed using fabric. In designing and constructing the garment, consider how the stretch of knit fabric affects the fit and the opportunity to learn new techniques for seaming, hemming and edge finishes. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. Open to all 4-H members with no project requirement. (New for 2017)

Note: The Knit Challenge is for a garment or garments constructed of knit fabric, not a stretch woven fabric. Some woven fabrics have lycra or spandex threads in them, like stretch denim, so they have a little stretch and the clothes you make are more comfortable. But that is still a woven fabric created by weaving two or more threads. Knit fabrics are made differently than wovens, using one continuous thread. Knit fabrics have 2-way stretch like t-shirt fabric or 4-way stretch like knits used for athletic wear. Because of the stretch in a knit fabric, they require different sewing techniques, hence the challenge. If you are in doubt about your fabric, compare the pictures below to how your fabric is made.

The first picture is a woven fabric. There are multiple threads, woven in and out perpendicular to each other like a basketweave. When the edge is cut, the threads fray.

Woven fabric

The second picture is a knit fabric, where one thread makes loops and continues in rows, just like if you were knitting a sweater but with thinner threads. The raw edge doesn’t unravel. The loops make the fabric stretchier.

Knit fabric

See this website for an explanation of the differences between a knit and a woven and what they can be used for: http://whatthecraft.com/what-is-the-difference-between-knit-fabrics-and-woven-fabrics/


State Fashion Revue is coordinating two service projects for 2017, Cancer Heart Pillows and Quilts of Honor. Both items are small enough to be made during a project meeting, 4-H activity, or a community event, can be made with inexpensive and donated materials, can involve additional education and outreach, and can have a large impact. Completed pillows can be brought to 2017 SFR but even better is to donate them within your own community to the American Cancer Society or a Cancer hospital. Completed quilt squares and quilt tops are brought to 2017 SFR where they will be sorted by pattern and given to the volunteers of Quilts of Honor to complete. Please let us know what you are making!

Cancer Heart Pillows:

Quilts of Honor: 

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. Look for SFR announcements in the monthly State 4-H Office news. 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.

State Fashion Revue History

(click on the link for past results and information)

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