Educational materials are designed to teach clothing selection, wardrobe planning, care of clothing, and personal grooming. Included are activities to be completed at home and in stores. Project members will learn how to make wise clothing decisions.
Color, line, style, fit, care, quality, and the price will be studied.
- Record Sheets are due to your club leader by July 8.
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 website 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 be included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the way references are listed.
The front of the notebook is to include the 4-H member’s name, county, club, and level. Personal information such as phone number, mailing address, etc. should not be included in any notebook documentation.
Youth will be expected to model their purchased outfit and accessories at the county level. Modeling at the state fair is limited to only the advanced level and will be judged separately from the notebook.
Judges evaluating exhibits should recognize individual differences and creativity, therefore using the information in this document as a guide rather than a requirement.
Exhibit Class Guidelines:
Beginner (grades 3-5 suggested)
Complete one activity from each group in the manual and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. With help from a parent or mentor, purchase an item of clothing that you'll wear with other clothes in your wardrobe. Examples might be slacks, blouses, jeans, shirts, sweaters, or sweatshirts. Choose an accessory to go with your purchase. Accessories could be shoes, sweatbands, belts, jewelry, socks, or similar item.
Intermediate (grades 6-8 suggested)
Complete one activity from each group in the manual and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. Purchase and accessorize a casual or school outfit. Accessories may be purchased or selected from what you currently have.
Advanced (grades 9-12 suggested)
Complete one activity from each group in the manual, or similar activity of choice and share your results or answers in a notebook, labeling each activity. If completing an activity not included in the manual, be sure to include in your notebook an explanation describing how the activity was developed and the intended objectives. Purchase and accessorize an outfit of your choice. Accessories may be purchased or selected from what you currently have.
Special note regarding Indiana State Fair – In addition to the advanced consumer clothing state fair entry submitting their notebook for evaluation, the exhibitor will also be invited to model their purchased outfit in fashion revue. The notebook and modeling will be judged independently and one will not have any consideration for the other at the state fair.