8:30 AM - 9:00AM - Check-in
9:00AM - 9:30AM - Orientation
9:30 AM - 1:00AM - Evaluations
2:00 PM - Fashion Show - EVERYONE WELCOME!
You don't need to be in sewing to participate! There are lots of opportunities for participation-
1. cover contest Entries due by March 4, 2019. Please send your entries to Riley Lewis. firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must have the following information: Contra Costa County Fashion Revue, Sewn Uniquely Together, April 27, 2019, and the artist’s name. Entries must be drawn by hand. Digital designs will NOT be accepted. Entries may be turned in at the UCCE Contra Costa Office or scanned and emailed to Riley Lewis before March 4, 2019. Best of luck to all our entrants!
2. You don't need to be in a sewing project to compete in the Consumer Science or Make It Mine Challenge categories. See the State Fashion Revue website for rules and details about these categories.
Online entry for Fashion Revue will be available starting March 15, 2019 and will close on April 7, 2018 at 11:59PM. Please note that pictures need to be turned in by April 7, 2019 at the close of registration. Late entries will not be accepted and the participant will not be able to be evaluated, but can walk in the fashion show.
Come have fun at the Contra Costa County Fashion Revue
You can sew, purchase or upcycle an outfit and enter it in one of the five categories. County Winners will qualify to participate in State Fashion Revue on June 1, 2019 at UC Davis
Enrollment in a Sewing Project is NOT required for the following two categories:
Consumer Science - Purchased (coordinate entire outfit, including shoes and accessories under $40) Must provide receipts (from the current 4-H year) for all items worn by member)
Make It Mine Challenge - Participants in this challenge will alter a commercial pattern or make your own pattern to achieve the fit and style you desire in a garment of your choice.
Enrollment in a Sewing Project is REQUIRED for the following three categories:
Traditional Category (garment or outfit sewn by member)
- Box Challenge - Red, White & Blue (garment or outfit sewn by member)
- Retro/Historical Challenge (garment or outfit sewn by member)
Fashion Revue Workshop
We will not be hosting a Fashion Revue Workshop this year because of low attendance in past years.
More information and helpful tips are available at the State Fashion Revue Website such as SFR Modeling Guide, Sewing Skills Progress Chart, Interfacing, and much more.
Check out the State Fashion Revue Judges Guide for rubrics and more detailed information to guide you with your entries.
For More Information
Traditional, Box Challenge and Retro/Historical challenge entries must be sewn as part of the member’s Clothing & Textiles project (aka Sewing). There are no project requirements for the Consumer Science-Purchased category or the Make It Mine Challenge.
For all entries, the outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member.
All outfits must meet SFR modesty guidelines. All shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length, bathing suits are not allowed.
State Fashion Revue rules will be followed with the exception that members may enter in multiple categories at the county level. If a member is chosen as county winner for 2 or more categories they must choose one category for the state competition. Rules are available here http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/SFR/
Participants in this category will construct garment(s), showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. The garment(s) in this category must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.
Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit
Participants in this category will shop for an entire outfit with the total cost not to exceed $40.00, including shoes but not sales tax. Receipts from the current 4-H year are required for any item that is visible. Gifts, prior purchases, and items without receipts are not eligible for this category. Receipts from yard sales, etc. may be hand written. The member should consider value vs. cost, versatility, the shopping experience, and coordination of the outfit within the cost limit. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.
For 2019: Red, White & Blue
Participants in this challenge will sew one or more garments that contain 3 colors – red, white, and blue. If one garment is sewn it has to contain all 3 colors. If more than one garment is sewn, the sewn garments together must contain the 3 colors. The fabrics(s) may contain other colors but the predominant colors must be red, white, and blue.
In addition, choose from the following elements that are in your box. Junior members must include at least one in their sewn garment(s). Intermediate members must include at least two. Senior members must include at least three. The garment(s) must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing project.
In the box:
- Buttons- must use at least 3 red, white or blue or combination. For Juniors they may be decorative. For Intermediates and Seniors, they must be functional.
- Zipper- red, white or blue; functional not just decorative.
- Trim – red, white or blue or a combination of colors – for example: rickrack, lace, piping, braid, bias tape binding, etc.
- Contrast exposed lining (that shows) – for example: rolled up sleeves or pant legs
- Collar, ruffle, or set-in sleeve
- Handmade accessory – red, white, or blue, or combination of these colors
Make It Mine Challenge
Participants in this challenge will alter a commercial pattern or make your own pattern to achieve the fit and style you desire in a garment of your choice.
Option 1. Start with a fashion design drawing. Submit a picture of it.
Option 2. Start with an idea of what you want to make. Submit the written description.
Find a commercial pattern or patterns, or draw your own pattern to create a wearable garment. If you use one or more commercial patterns, submit the pattern number with a picture of the envelope front. Tell which part you used (skirt, sleeve, front with collar, pant leg, etc.). Tell how you modified the pattern to fit you
or to create the look you wanted. If you draw your own pattern, tell how you made your pattern and how you figured out the instructions for creating your garment(s). There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category.
Participants in this challenge will create an outfit that is inspired by or looks like an old design using new fabric and notions. For this category, the design should be from before the year 2000. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the classic design that is being reproduced or duplicated. Add accessories to complete the outfit that are reminiscent of that time period. The outfit must feature at least one handmade garment made by the member. Other pieces of the outfit must be representational and recognizable as belonging to the same era as the hand made garment. The garment(s) in this challenge must be sewn by the member as part of the Clothing & Textiles/Sewing Project.