Theme: "Fashion Through the Ages"
Event Date: April 14th
Location: Wheatland Elementary School, 111 Main Street, Wheatland, CA 95692
(more details coming soon)
Age Divisions (As of December 31st of the program year)
- Primary (5-8)
- Junior (9-10)
- Intermediate (11-13)
- Senior (14-18)
Traditional - features garments the participant has constructed, showcasing sewing skill 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 larger 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 enter 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 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 requirements; 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.
2018 SERVICE PROJECTS
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:
- Information & Instructions: Ryan's Case for Smiles
- Co-chairs April and TJ (Santa Clara County) firstname.lastname@example.org
State Fashion Revue information: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/.