CONSUMER CLOTHING

Superintendent – Elizabeth Claxton – 412-7354

MANUALS - 4-H 730 (grades 3-5), 4-H 731 (grades 6-8), 4-H 732 (grades 9-12), Record Sheet for All Divisions - 4-H 751 (Record Sheet linked below.)

THREE NOTEBOOKS, ONE FROM EACH DIVISION, MAY BE CHOSEN FOR STATE FAIR ENTRY.

GENERAL RULES

1. Read project manual and 4-H information carefully and complete required charts and activities as explained in each manual (Chose one (1) from each section.)

2. The 4-H member cannot construct clothing items for this project. Self-constructed items can be used as accessories for beginner and intermediate levels.

3. Judging will be based on three segments:

Completed Notebook - 60%

Interview - 10%

Garment(s) on the 4-Her - 30%

4. Garments are modeled for the judges as part of project scoring. Garments must be modeled again at the public review at the fairgrounds or the 4-H member will forfeit any special awards (champion, etc.) unless illness prohibits participation.

5. Garments of the champion of each division may be displayed at the fair at the discretion of the 4-H member. Champion and Reserve Champion garments must stay for display at the fair.

EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS

Beginner:

Grades 3, 4, and 5 at enrollment time

1. A completed notebook (typically a 3-ring binder, not a spiral-bound notebook with lined paper) consisting of the following in this order:

a. Title page (name, county, age, project name and division)

b. One (1) completed activity from each section of the project manual.

Copy the actual question from the book and provide your answers/observations/results.

c. Photos as described below

d. Hang tags (manufacturer, store)

e. Information regarding your outfit which would include where you

intend to wear the outfit, why you chose it, how you feel when you

wear it, does it work with other items in your wardrobe? Etc.

2. Purchase garment(s) consisting of 1 or 2 pieces (such as, shorts and top, pants and shirt, blouse and skirt, etc.) Shoes, socks, hair adornments and jewelry are accessories, not garment pieces.

3. Photos for beginner’s notebook MUST include one (1) view wearing the garment(s) as purchased and worn for project completion as well as only two (2) different views wearing the purchased garment(s) with other items already in your wardrobe. Examples include a purchased skirt worn with a shirt you had previously or, it two (2) pieces are purchased, pair the purchased shirt with pants you owned before and the new pants with an existing top. The only other photos accepted in the notebook are those that pertain to your activity requirements. It is acceptable and desirable to display a photo of the 4-H member wearing the garments as purchased and worn for project completion on the cover of the notebook. This photo does not "count" toward the required/allowed photos inside the notebook.

Intermediate:

Grades 6, 7, and 8 at enrollment time

1. A completed notebook (typically a 3-ring binder, not a spiral-bound notebook with lined paper) consisting of the following in this order:

a. Title page (name, county, age, project name and division)

b. One (1) completed activity from each section of the project manual.

Copy the actual question from the book and provide your answers/observations/results.

c. Photos as described below

d. Hang tags (manufacturer, store)

e. Information regarding your outfit which would include where you

intend to wear the outfit, why you chose it, how you feel when you

wear it, does it work with other items in your wardrobe? Etc.

2. Purchase garment consisting of 2 or 3 purchased pieces using accessories already in your wardrobe (i.e., purchased top, shorts, or sweater, displayed with belt, sneakers, etc. from your wardrobe). Shoes, socks, hair adornments, and jewelry are accessories, not garment pieces.

3. Photos for intermediate notebook MUST include one (1) view wearing the garments as purchased and worn for project completion as well as at least two different views, but no more than 4 different views of the garments using accessories in different ways with garment items already in your wardrobe. The only other photos accepted in the notebook are those that pertain to your activity requirements. It is acceptable and desirable to display a photo of the 4-H member wearing the garments as purchased and worn for project completion on the cover of the notebook. This photo does not "count" toward the required/allowed photos inside the notebook.

Advanced:

Grades 9 and above at enrollment time

1. A completed notebook (typically a 3-ring binder, not a spiral-bound notebook with lined paper) consisting of the following in this order:

a. Title page (name, county, age, project name and division)

b. One (1) completed activity from each section of the project manual.

Copy the actual question from the book and provide your answers/observations/results.

c. Photos as described below

d. Hang tags (manufacturer, store)

e. Information regarding your outfit which would include where you

intend to wear the outfit, why you chose it, how you feel when you

wear it, does it work with other items in your wardrobe? Etc.

2. Purchase a total outfit including accessories (undergarments need not be included). Shoes must be included, but do not have to be a new purchase. Shoes, socks, hair adornments, and jewelry are accessories, not garment pieces.

3. Photos for advanced notebooks MUST include one front view wearing

outfit, and at least two (but not more than six) different views of garments

using accessories differently with other garments from your wardrobe.

Different ways of using accessories MUST be obvious to the viewer and

perhaps even change the "mood" of the outfit (i.e., dress it up, make it

appear more casual, etc.). The only other photos accepted in the

notebook are those that pertain to your activity requirements. It is

acceptable and desirable to display a photo of the 4-H member wearing

the garments as purchased and worn for project completion on the cover

of the notebook. This photo does not "count" toward the required/allowed

photos inside the notebook.

Helpful Hints

These are not rules, but are judges’ preferences and suggestions:

1. You may use decorative papers and stickers to make your notebook more attractive. Items used in scrap booking are appropriate.

2. Neatness is important.