4-H Fashion Revue Project

All garments and outfits modeled in Fashion Revue, except consumer clothing entries, must have been constructed by the 4-H member modeling that same garment or outfit. Youth qualifying to exhibit the same garment or outfit in Indiana State Fair Sewing and Fashion Revue must choose which project they wish to participate as one cannot exhibit the same garment or outfit in both projects at state fair.

DEFINITION OF AN OUTFIT: An outfit is a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look - such as one or two piece dress, or one or two piece pant suit, or a three piece combination, such as pants, vest, and blouse or shirt

Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using
information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.

  • To be eligible for Boone County 4-H Fashion Revue, you must participate in and complete one of the following projects:
    • Sewing Wearable, Consumer Clothing, Wearable Art, or Needlecraft (For County Only)
  • In order to compete in the Public Fashion Revue, the member must participate on the day of the Private Fashion Revue judging. If a member cannot be present and has a legitimate excuse (such as church camp, illness, etc.) he/she may be in the Public Fashion Revue; but is not eligible to compete for awards. Notify Fashion Revue Chairman in advance
  • Those who enter the Fashion Revue must be present at the Private and Public Fashion Revue in order to receive a ribbon. All participants will receive a blue ribbon
  • An honor group, Champion and Reserve Champion will be chosen from each classification.
    • Over-all Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be chosen for Senior Sewing, Junior Sewing, Senior Consumer Clothing, Junior Consumer Clothing, and Over-all Wearable Art. All awards are at the judge’s discretion
  • Garments modeled must have been made by participant since the last county 4-H Fair
  • Junior entrants may enter only the one division they are completing in sewing. Garment(s) worn by junior entrants must be same that is/are being entered for construction judging. Senior entrants may enter as many classifications as they desire at Fashion Revue judging at the county level
  • Senior Fashion Revue will be judged by classifications and not by grade
  • See the Advanced Sewing Wearable Exhibit options for Senior Fashion Revue classification and definitions
  • A wearable art division will be offered as part of the Boone County 4-H Fashion Revue. Handcrafted garments made in the 4-H crafts project may be modeled as wearable art
  • The wearable art categories will be:
    • Beginner (grades 3-5)
    • Intermediate (grades 6-8)
    • Advanced (grades 9-12)
  • Wearable Art garments that are completely hand-crafted by members in grades 8-12 may be modeled in Senior Sewing Fashion Revue categories if they meet all of the requirements for that classification. Examples might include a handmade sundress that has been hand painted or stamped for the Informal/Casual division, an unlined handmade poncho that has been extensively hand beaded for Free Choice or a handmade dress with extensive hand embroidery or beading. These would be hand-sewn garments that were judged for construction on the merits of the hand embellishments rather than the sewing construction.

Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded for each category

Exhibit Class Guidelines

Junior (grades 3-7):

  • Model the garment or outfit constructed for the sewing project. Accessories may be purchased or
    selected from what you currently have

Senior Categories (grades 8-12 suggested):

  • Informal or Casual Wear
    • A complete outfit of 1 or 2 pieces suitable for school, weekend, or casual, informal activities. A complete outfit is defined as a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look - such as one or two piece dress, or one or two piece pant suit, or a three piece combination, such as pants, vest, and blouse or shirt
  • Dress Up
    • This is suitable for special, church, or social occasions that are not considered to be formal. It may be an outfit of one or more pieces with or without its own costume coat or jacket (lined or unlined). This is not an outfit that would be worn to school, weekend, or casual, informal activities
  • Free Choice
    • A complete outfit comprised of garments that do not fit in the other classifications. A complete outfit is defined as a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look - such as one or two piece dress, or one or two piece pant suit, or a three piece combination, such as pants, vest, and blouse or shirt. Individual garment examples include: tennis wear, swim wear, athletic or sportswear, lounge wear, riding habits, historic, dance, theatrical, or international costumes, capes, and unlined coats
  • Suit or Coat
    • The suit consists of two pieces including a skirt or pants and its own lined jacket. It is not a dress with jacket as in "dress up wear". The coat is a separate lined coat. It will be judged separately as a coat with its own accessories
  • Seperates
    • Consists of three garments that must be worn as a coordinated complete outfit. A complete outfit is defined as a garment or garments that when put together make a complete look - such as one or two piece dress, or one or two piece pant suit, or a three piece combination, such as pants, vest, and blouse or shirt. Each piece should be versatile enough to be worn with other garments
  • Formal Wear
    • This outfit may be one or more pieces suitable for any formal occasion, such as proms, weddings, and formal evening functions