State 4-H Fashion Revue
2015 State Fashion Revue: May 30, 2015 at Olson Hall, UC Davis
"Through the Looking Glass" Cover art contest illustrating the theme to be announced soon.
Age divisions changed statewide this year are, as of 12/31/2014
- Junior age 9-10
- Intermediate age 11-13
- Senior age 14-18
Entry Categories: Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $40, Upcycled, Jacket Challenge, Costume Challenge
- Pillowcases for Ronald Mc Donald type housing, Children’s Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Special Needs Camps, and other venues throughout California
- Hats for youth and adult cancer patients, newborns, homeless drop-in shelters
First meeting for 2015 SFR committee: 10 AM on October 4 at the San Joaquin County Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave., Stockton, CA 95206
1. Traditional – features garments the participant has constructed for him/herself, showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 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.
2. 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. There is no 4-H project requirement.
3. Upcycled – take one or more existing garments and turn them into a new, different, and wearable garment. Add a handmade accessory. The upcycled garment must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 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 altered to fit a smaller person. It is a complete change such as pants and a shirt made into a dress. Other fabrics and material may be added during the construction process.
4. Jacket Challenge – tiered requirements - Junior: construct a jacket using any pattern, any fabric. Intermediate: construct a jacket and one other garment. Senior: construct a jacket and other pieces to complete an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing & Textiles project.
5. Costume Challenge - use any technique, any materials, and any pattern. There is no 4-H project requirement. The theme and costume must be 4-H appropriate.
For all categories:
- The outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member during judging and the fashion show.
- All outfits must meet SFR modesty guidelines: Outfits are subject to review for modesty and appropriate attire. Formal wear may be strapless or have spaghetti straps. Backless dresses, excessive visible cleavage, visible undergarments, lingerie or swim suits are not permitted. All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length. 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 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 other years will not be included at 2015 SFR. Only the 5 categories listed above are included for 2015 at the state event.
- Counties may offer additional categories but all outfits qualifying to advance to SFR must meet SFR guidelines.
- Each county may qualify one member in each age division and each category 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 currently being updated for the new categories.
- A member may only enter one outfit in State Fashion Revue.
- Additional rules may be added by the SFR committee as needed.
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
2014 State Fashion Revue: May 31, 2014
"California Grown, California Sewn" 2014 SFR Program
158 participants from 40 counties! 2014 SFR Results
Entry categories: Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $40, Upcycled, Denim Challenge, Apron Challenge
2014 Service Projects:
Drawstring bags for foster children (290 sewn)
- Link to Flyer: Drawstring Bag service project 2014
- For sewing instructions, see 4-H Drawstring Bag pattern
Wheelchair & Walker bags for seniors
- Link to Flyer: Drawstring Bag Service Project
- Recommended patterns are Simplicity #2382 & #2822 and the free online pattern at http://www.bucketsgonewild.com/free-walker-tote.htm.
2014 SFR Resources
- SFR Guide for Judges 2014
- Traditional scorecard 2014
- CS-Purchased scorecard 2014
- Upcycled scorecard 2014
- Denim Challenge scorecard 2014
- Apron Challenge scorecard 2014
- SFR Brochure 2014
Note: The 2012 SFR Manual is no longer current. Please see the rules, categories, and procedures listed on the website and in the 2014 Guide for Judges.
Youth Co-Chairs: Madison Gibson (Contra Costa County) and Courtney McCullough (Nevada County).
2013 State Fashion Revue: May 25, 2013
"Timeless Fashions" 2013 SFR Program
2013 SFR Categories: Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $19.99, Wearable Art-Embellished, 2 Yard Wonder - Challenge, and Duct Tape Challenge.
2013 Service Projects: State Fashion Revue coordinated 3 service projects: small stuffed animal, drawstring bags, and "Little Dresses & Shorts for Africa."
- A Zoo of Hugs (flyer with links to instructions)
- Drawstring Bag Service Project (flyer) and 4-H Drawstring Bag pattern (instructions)
- Little Dresses & Shorts for Africa service project (flyer with links to instructions). A resource for sewing the Little Dresses is Leisure Arts - Quick & Easy Dresses to Sew
- We collected 94 dresses and 5 pairs of shorts, hand made by 4-H members throughout California. Thank you!
Handout about 2013 SFR: SFR Brochure 2013
SFR Manual version 2, revised for 2012. Note for 2014: Many categories have changed and this manual is not current. For current information, read the category rules at the top of this website, in the Guide for Judges and on the 2014 Information forms.
Thank you SEW MUCH to the SFR Committee for all your work and dedication to make this event such a success!
2012 State Fashion Revue: Behind the Scenes
- 163 youth registered from 38 counties
- 1225 pillowcases donated for Million Pillowcase Project
- 83 Quilts donated for Quilts for Wounded Warriors
- Categories included Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased $100 limit, Wearable Art Embellished, Tote Bag Challenge, $19.99 CS Purchased Challenge
- Workshops & Activities included: Make it Take it crafts with the American Sewing Guild Sacramento chapter, fabric birds, Judging and ID classes, Modeling practice, Pattern Exchange
2011 State 4-H Fashion Revue: Fashion ¢ents
- 142 youth registered, representing 38 counties
- Workshops & activities included: County Corner displays, hand quilting, Make it - Take it Crafts, Judging classes, assembling quilts, Pattern Exchange, and modeling practice.
- 4-Hers from throughout California sewed 150 hospital gowns for Operation Cover Up plus 60 completed quilts were donated for Quilts for Wounded Warriors. We are so grateful for your support of our service projects.
SFR 2011 Results
View photographs here
SFR program 2011
Operation Cover Up 2011
SFR Pattern of Success - read our stories!
Past State 4-H Fashion Revues
- 2011 "Fashion ¢ents"
New activities: Quilts for Wounded Warriors, Operation Cover Up
Challenge: $15 Challenge outfit
- 2010 "What’s in YOUR closet?"
New activities: Hats Off for Kindness and County Corner
2010 State 4-H Fashion Revue results
Click here for pictures
New activity: Dress Your Bear
New activity: Body Beautiful workshop
- 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 Essentials curriculum from National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System:
- Community Service Resources
- Little Dresses for Africa pattern
- US Troops Drawstring Bag