4-H Fashion Revue Rules and Suggested Projects

4-H Fashion Revue Rules and Suggested Projects

Enrollment and Eligibility:

  1. In order to participate in Fashion Revue, you must currently be enrolled as a member of 4-H in Cumberland County.
  2. You may enter only one category.

Categories:

Any article that is non-wearable, wearable, repurposed, and has been sewn, knitted or crocheted by the member.

  • Non-Wearable
  • Wearable
  • Repurposed: either wearable or nonwearable, designed and sewn from previously used materials. The item must be at least 50% recycled material (reusing an existing item in a new way).  The completed project is different from its original use.  The original garment is not yardage like a bedspread or sheet, but an actual garment.  It might be two or more original garments.  Additional fabric or trim may be added to complete the project.  You cannot just take a dress and resize it.  You could take a large dress and make a skirt to fit a smaller person or a pair of pants. You could take the top part of the dress and add trim to make a blouse.  You could make mittens out of old sweaters, a teddy bear out of an old shirt or dress.  This category focuses on creativity as well as sewing skills.  You must submit a photo of the garment(s) before alterations.

Classes:

Participants are divided into four skill levels:

  1. Cloverbud: Ages 5-8 Non-Competitive Category:  Any article non-wearable, wearable, sewn, knitted or crocheted.  Suggested projects would include a pillow, tote bag, apron or doll blanket.
  1. Beginner: New sewers/knitters/crocheters will remain in this category for 1-2 years or more to fully master basic skills.  Suggested projects would include patterns with straight seams, gentle curves, and very simple details.  Single garment projects are best.  Easy care fabrics that won’t require special layout or seam finishes are recommended.  For knitters and crocheters, projects with basic stitching, casting on and off, and possibly simple increasing or decreasing with a single yarn would be recommended. Projects should include at least one new skill per year.
  2. Intermediate: 4-Hers who have mastered the basic skills and are ready to learn more challenging sewing, knitting or crocheting skills.  They will remain at this level for 2 or more years.  Some suggested projects might include a skirt, pants or shorts with a zipper, a waistband, and side set-in slash pockets.  Possible fabrics for this level would be an even plaid that requires matching or a fabric with a one-way design or nap. Use of patterned knitting or crocheting and multiple yarns would apply also. Projects should include at least 2 new skills per year.
  3. Advanced: the most difficult level, advanced projects often include 2- or 3-piece outfits.  Some challenging construction detail is expected. Examples would include tailored jackets with a lapel collar and a set-in lining, a gown of velvet or a silky, sheer material, a knit or crocheted item with multiple patterned stitches, multiple pattern pieces or multiple yarns.  Projects should include at least two new skills per year.

 

Suggested Projects Suggested Skills Suggested Knowledge
Cloverbud
Pillow, tote bag, apron, doll blanket, knit or crocheted scarf
Cloverbud
Sew on buttons, straight stitching, basic hand stitching, machine hems, turning inside out, knitting and crocheting – knit, purl, cast on, cast off, basic stitching
Cloverbud
Basic sewing tools, notions, and terms, use of the machine, pre-treating fabric, how to use a pattern – layout, following directions.
Beginners
Fleece hat and scarf set, dog bed, tote bag, cape, button-less vest, knit or crocheted scarf, knit wash-cloth
Beginners
Backstitching, basting, gathers, corners, pressing, knitting and crocheting – simple increases and decreases
Beginners
Care of machine, selecting fabric, See suggestions for Cloverbuds
Intermediate
Skirt, pants, or shorts with a zipper, waistband, side set-in slash pockets; nightshirt/pajamas, dress or jumper, stuffed animal; knit or crocheted hat/mitten set, baby blanket, purse or vest.
Intermediate
Zippers, waistband, buttonholes, interfacing, darts, zigzag, ruffles, easing, patterned knit/crocheted stitches with 2-3 different stitches, multiple yarns, pieced knit/crocheted project
Intermediate
Selecting pattern and fabric or yarn to suit skill level, marking material, use of machine accessories, measuring for size and figure type
Advanced
Often two- or three-piece outfits. Tailored, lined jacket, a gown of velvet or sheer material, period-appropriate historical costume, afghan, quilt, sweater
Advanced
Tucks, linings, tailoring, mitering, lapels, vents, lace overlay, bound buttonholes, welt pockets, multiple patterned knit/crocheted stitches (more than 3 stitches), multiple yarns, pieced knit/crocheted project
Advanced
Selecting a challenging pattern, handling difficult material, making a garment look “professionally finished”, personalizing/embellishing garments

Judging

  1. Construction: All garments/articles must be delivered to the UMaine Extension office or Jenn Grant by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2020 along with (a) commentary sheet, (b) cost sheet, and (c), if a pattern is used, attach the pattern envelope with instruction sheet or photocopies of the instruction sheet.  If you got the pattern on-line, please provide a copy and the website you got it from.  Contact Jenn Grant, 207-318-9166 or findviewfarm@juno.com if alternate arrangements are needed.  Deadline with date and time of project drop off are non-negotiable.
  2. Judging of Garments/Articles on the Person: All participants will model or present their project before the judges February 22, 2020. All projects wearable or non-wearable must be modeled or presented at “On the Person” judging. Wear all your fashion accessories at judging time. This is when it counts! You are being judged for the ribbons at this time, not during the show at 2:30p.m.