Alameda County 4-H Program
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Alameda County 4-H Program

Fashion Revue

Alameda County 4-H Fashion Revue

Date and place to be determined

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

12:00 (Noon) - 4:00 PM
Check-in will begin at 11:00 AM

Fashion Show at 3:00 PM - All welcome

Top youth from the county will qualify for State Fashion Revue
SFR 2017 Brochure will be posted soon.


You can sew, purchase or embellish an outfit and enter it in one of the five categories. County Winners in the five categories will qualify to participate in State Fashion Revue on May 28, 2016.

Please read the requirements for each category by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

For all entries, the outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member. The outfit must meet SFR modesty guidelines.

A member may only qualify to enter one outfit at State Fashion Revue. Members entering two categories will be required to designate which entry they want to qualify at the time of check-in.

Age divisions are, as of 12/31/2015:

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

For more information contact the committee at

Community Service


REUSABLE BAGS. Reusable tote or grocery bags may be made from feed bags, leftover sturdy fabric, canvas, burlap or even old T-shirts. 4-H is promoting the use of unwanted materials to make sturdy, stylish and eco-friendly tote bags. Enjoy making them, donate them within your county and encourage everyone to keep some reusable bags on hand. To make this a service learning project, SFR encourages members to research needs within their own communities for the donations. Ideas are local food banks (for food distribution), the library (for checking out children’s books especially in the winter), homeless shelters, and non-profit thrift stores who may give away or sell them. What about asking if you can set up a table at holiday time to give bags away as people enter the local grocery store with a display about eliminating single-use plastic bags? You could even use them to hold holiday gifts instead of wrapping paper. Keep track of numbers made and donated for the SFR tally. There are many online tutorials, just be sure to reinforce the seams by stitching twice or zig-zagging them.

Reuseable Bag flyer (PDF)
Reuseable Bag Tags (PDF)

Links to patterns for Reusable bags:

County & Regional Recycling Market Development Zones (RMDZ) - Zone Administrator Contacts

PORT PILLOWS for cancer patients who have a portacath for chemo infusions. Wearing a seat belt irritates the port, so these little pillows cushion that area and make driving more comfortable. Supplies for one pillow are a 12" X 6" piece of soft cotton fabric, a 4" piece of 1/2" velcro (both the hook part and the loop part) , fiberfill, thread and a sewing machine. The Port Pillows can be donated locally in your county to a cancer center or the American Cancer Society. If you donate locally, please let us know how many! Or you can bring them to SFR and we will donate them.

Register Online

All youth entering Fashion Revue complete one event registration form. 

Registration Closes XXX
Click to Register

Teens and Adults needed to help in variety ways during event
Click to Evaluate/Judge or Volunteer

Photos and Commentaries not available at time of registration must be emailed before April 28th to

Fashion Revue Manual

Check out the State Fashion Revue Scorecard and Guide for Judges  for more detailed information to guide you with your entries.  2016 Judges Guide

County Fashion Revue will use the same criteria and guidelines as State Fashion Revue. More information on the categories, guidelines and helpful tips is available at the state website. SFR Website


Traditional (garment or outfit sewn by member): Score Card

The main focus of the Traditional category is to showcase the member’s sewing skills and his/her ability to coordinate an outfit.

As skill levels range from beginning to advanced, entries in the Traditional category will also vary. The entry might be a one-piece dress or it might be three coordinated pieces. A beginning member might sew one garment and purchase another, for example a sewn jumper worn with a purchased blouse. If this member is awarded junior county winner, then this member would be eligible for SFR in the traditional category. The entry form would state which garment(s) are sewn.

If the Traditional ensemble has additional sewn garments which cannot all be worn at once, for example a 4-piece suit containing coordinating pieces, the additional garments may be carried. All the coordinated sewn pieces will be evaluated. Accessories such as hats, shoes or jewelry are evaluated by the judges as parts of the outfit. Props such as teddy bears, pillows, books, etc. are not appropriate for judging and will not be evaluated as part of the outfit.

**The entry in this category must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing and Textile project.

Consumer Science - Purchased Outfit ($40.00 limit): Score Card

The main focus of Consumer Science - Purchased is on value rather than cost.

The member demonstrates positive consumer skills such as decision making while showcasing creativity and keeping to the $40.00 limit when purchasing and coordinating a total outfit, including accessories and shoes. (excluding sales tax)

A second focus is on versatility. How will the new purchases be incorporated into the existing wardrobe? Will new garments and accessories be worn for more than one occasion? Even an outfit purchased for a specific reason such as graduation can have other uses, especially if there are substitutions such as different shoes, add a jacket, shorten the dress, etc. A useful preliminary for this category is a wardrobe inventory.

The third focus is skill in determining financial considerations of clothing purchases. The maximum expenditure limit is $40.00 for all divisions. The limit cannot be exceeded and must be documented with receipts. Cost significantly below the $40.00 limit is possible; a lower cost may even result in higher value. Value and cost are recorded on the supplemental form.  

Everything visible must be included in the purchased list including accessories such as and socks, jewelry, hair bow, etc. Receipts for all items showing, including shoes, are required, with purchases made during the 2014-2015 4-H year.  

Upcycled OutfitScore Card  (Requirements changed from 2015)

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.  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.

**The entry in this category must be sewn by the member as part of his/her 4-H Clothing and Textile project.

Print the flyer to share! Upcycled flyer

Western Wear Challenge: Score Card

Construct a western-style shirt/blouse with short or long sleeves. Use of any pattern and any fabric is allowed. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit.

**The entry must be sewn by the 4-H member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project.

Muslin Challenge: Score Card

Create a wearable garment using at least 2 yards but not more than 3 yards of bleached or unbleached cotton muslin, 36-45” wide.

  • Use of other fabric that shows besides the muslin is allowed, not to exceed 1 yard.
  • Use of other fabric that doesn't show, like lining or interfacing, is allowed with no limit.

Members are encouraged to decorate and embellish the muslin garment using dye, paint, embroidery, “bling,” applique, trims, findings, etc. to enhance the garment. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit.

The muslin garment must be created by the member as part of the member's 4-H project work but the Clothing & Textiles (Sewing) project is not required.

Some ideas are:

  • the member learns to dye fabric in the 4-H Crafts project, then makes a skirt or shorts out of dyed muslin;
  • the member is in an embroidery project and sews a top, then embroiders it as part of the project;
  • the member is in a quilting project and does a pieced border on a muslin vest as part of the quilt project.

This category is not restricted to Sewing Project members, but the entry does need to reflect work undertaken in a 4-H project.


Members may enter any item sewn by them that they are not able to model in the Fashion show. These items will be displayed at the back of the Fashion Show room. Winners of these categories are NOT eligible to compete at State Fashion Revue.

The categories for entry are:

  1. Quilting
  2. Fiber Arts (this may include knitting, crochet, or felting)
  3. Non-Wearable sewn items (for example pillows, purse, placemat)
  4. Wearable, but not by exhibitor (doll clothes, clothes made for another person)
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