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Consumer Clothing

February 26, 2019

This is your online resource for the 4-H Consumer Clothing project. The manuals and record sheets are below. If you have questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

CONSUMER CLOTHING

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

**For personal safety concerns, notebooks exhibited should only contain name, county, grade, level and club, and no personally identifiable information such as mailing address or phone number.

4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green/white record book.

Notebook Tips:

Beginners: (Grades 3-5)

  1. Complete one activity from each group in the manual. Write your results or answers in a notebook. Label each activity. This will help you talk to the judge easily.
  2. Purchase one item of clothing that you will wear with other clothes in your wardrobe. Examples might be slacks, blouse, jeans, shirt, sweater, or sweatshirt. Choose an accessory to go with your purchase. You might buy shoes, sweatband, belt, jewelry, or socks.
  3. Model your purchases. Tell the judge about them, what you learned, and about the activities you completed.
  4. Bring notebook including a description of the activities completed as described in the manual. Also include a picture of yourself wearing the purchase.

Intermediate: (Grades 6-8)

  1. Complete one activity from each group in the manual. Write your results or answers in a notebook. Label each activity. This will help you talk to the judge easily.
  2. Purchase and accessorize a casual or school outfit. You may purchase accessories or select from items you already own.
  3. Model your outfit. Tell the judge about your purchases, what you learned, and about the activities you completed.
  4. Bring notebook including a description of the activities completed as described in the manual. Also include a picture of yourself wearing the purchase.

Advanced: (Grades 9-12)

  1. Complete one activity from each group in the manual. Write your results or answers in a notebook. Label each activity. This will help you talk to the judge easily.
  2. Choose an outfit and accessorize it. You may purchase or select from items you already own.
  3. Model your outfit. Tell the judge about your purchases, what you learned, how you plan to use this year’s purchases in your future wardrobe, and about the activities you completed
  4. Bring notebook including a description of the activities completed as described in the manual. Also include a picture of yourself wearing the purchase.

If a member has completed all activities in the manual in prior years, the member is to consult with their extension educator, leader, or mentor to create an activity. When assembling the exhibit notebook be sure to include a note to the judge explaining how the activity was determined and the intended objectives.

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