York County 4-H Fashion Revue

The 2024 Fashion Revue invites 4-H members to get their creative juices flowing and sew, crochet, knit, up-cycle, or style an item or outfit to be showcased at a 4-H fashion show!

Fashion Revue is open to all ages, with categories for Cloverbuds (ages 5-8 years), beginner, intermediate, and advanced sewers, knitters, crocheters, and stylists. Projects can include garments, accessories, totebags, scarves, hats, and many more!

Sewing Workshop for Beginners

Have you always wanted to sew, but don’t know how? Do you have some basic sewing skills, but limited access to a sewing machine? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you should sign up for the 4-H Sewing Workshop hosted by Little Threads Sewing Studio! Spend a few hours learning how to use a machine and come away with a pair of pajama pants (subject to change) that you can submit to the 4-H Fashion Revue! Click here to register for the Sewing Workshop for Beginners (Google Form). Youth who sign up for the workshop must also sign up to participate in the Fashion Revue.

**This workshop is aimed specifically at 4-H members who have minimal experience sewing or limited access to a sewing machine. If the workshop is not filled by April 8th, registration will open to 4-H members of all sewing levels. Registration closes on April 15th. Space is limited to 10 participants.**

Any 4-H member who would like to participate in the 2024 Fashion Revue must complete the Fashion Revue Registration Form (Google Form) by April 26th. You will need to drop off your completed project to the UMaine Extension York Office by 4pm on May 10th. Projects will be scored based on the quality of the work, the experience of the creator, and how the participant presents their work. Presentation of items to the judges will take place on Saturday May 18th beginning at 10am. Participants may arrive early to prepare.  Participants are encouraged to bring a game or book to entertain themselves while their fellow 4-Hers are presenting to the judges. A fashion show (not judged) will take place following the presentation to judges. Location TBD.

See the information sheets below for more details.

4-H Fashion Revue 2024 Information Sheet

The following are REQUIRED dates to complete Fashion Revue:

  • April 26th – Registration deadline.
  • May 10th  – Projects due no later than 4:00 p.m. Projects can be dropped off at the UMaine Extension York County Office in Springvale or contact Erin by May 1st to make other arrangements.
  • May 18th  – Fashion Revue at 10am, location TBD.

If a participant does not meet all three of the required deadlines they will not receive a ribbon or project completion certificate for their work.

Project Drop-off Deadline: May 10th

Articles must be left at the 4-H Office no later than 4:00 P.M. on May 10th. Contact Erin McDonald, 207.324.2814 prior to the deadline if alternative drop off arrangements are needed.

Please pin the following to your entry:

  • Pattern envelope and instructions, or photocopies, if commercial pattern is used
  • Commentary sheet
  • Cost Sheet
  • Photo* of original garment if entering the Up-cycled/Repurposed category
  • Photo of outfit being worn (with accessories, etc) if entering the Shopping in Style category

Commentary: Please fill out a commentary sheet using the samples as a guide.  Be sure to include all of the requested information. The commentary will be read to the audience during the fashion show as you model your garment/article. The commentary will be read as written and will be taken into consideration by the judges! Pin the commentary sheet to your entry.

Cost Sheet, Pattern Envelope and Directions: Pin these (or a photocopy) to your entry. Make sure to place a value (purchased price or estimated cost) on all items used in your project.

  • Cost Sheet  (PDF)

*Photos: Photos for Up-cycled/Repurposed and Shopping in Style categories can be printed at the Extension Office, if needed. Emails must be received by May 10th. Send to Erin McDonald at erin.mcdonald1@maine.edu.

Modeling:  Practice frequently at club meetings and at home. This will make it easier for you during judging. We will also practice during your “on-the-person” judging session.

Tips for Modeling

  • Poise and posture – Model your garment to show it to the best advantage. Your job is to show off the item you made so judges and the audience can see how it fits and may be used, as well as your own personal style. Make sure the item you made is looking its best – an iron will be available the day of judging if needed.
  • Hygiene – you should be well groomed and neat in appearance.
  • Props – consider bringing items to dress up your presentation. These can be accessories that complement your outfit, or keep you hands busy (ex. Did you make an apron, maybe carry a rolling pin or hot mitt or did you make a dress, make sure your hair is tidy and your shoes match your dress).


Construction: All garments/articles must be delivered to the UMaine Extension office by 4:00 p.m May 10th, 2024 along with (a) commentary sheet, (b) cost sheet, and, if you have used a pattern, (c) attach the pattern envelope with instruction sheet or photocopies of the instruction sheet, (d) before photo (if required for category).  If you got the pattern on-line, please provide a copy and the website you got it from. Items will be judged based on experience level and project category requirements.

Fashion Revue – Presentation of Articles/Garments on the Person: All participants can model or present their project in front of the judges May 18, 2024 beginning at 10 A.M. All projects must be modeled or presented at this time. Wear all of your fashion accessories! Your presentation of your garment/item will be included in the judging. Keep in mind you poise, posture, and attitude. Have your hair combed and your shoes tied! You will not be judged during the runway walk, which will occur as soon as all participants have presented to the judges. Let’s have some fun and show off what you did!

Scoring and Ribbons:

Blue: 85-100 points   Red: 70-84 points   White: Below 70 points

Cloverbuds:  All Cloverbuds will receive a Cloverbud participation ribbon.


Questions? Contact Erin McDonald at 207.324.2814 or erin.mcdonald1@maine.edu

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