Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Fashion Revue

Event Overview and Purpose: 

Fashion Revue is an event for youth who are in Clothing & Textiles, Quilting, and Consumer Science projects.  This is an opportunity for youth to have the products which they have made evaluated by members of the sewing community or industry.  Not only do youth get evaluated, they get to show off their products to the other youth and 4-H Community during the Fashion Show.  To help the youth prepare and get ready for the event, the Chico Beauty College comes and does hair, nails, and make-up for youth who want it. 

This event is hosted by the Palermo 4-H Club with assistance from Durham Parkview East 4-H Club.

Event Details: 

Date: TBD

Location: Butte College ARTS Building

Entries due by: February 22, 2019 by 5:00pm

Event Registration Details:  

Event Registration Checklist (aka all forms listed below must be turned in to make a complete entry):

  • Entry Form 
  • Supplemental Form (required for each category entered)
  • Commentary for Fashion Show (required) 
  • Receipts (required for Purchased category only)
  • Pictures required for the designated categories (SEE BELOW!)

Please remember:

This event will evaluate youth's presentation skills.  Each youth participating must create at least a 2 minutes long speech about their garments. Youth will be asked questions about their garment after their 2 minute talk. Presentations will be evaluated with this form:  Informative Prepared Speech Evaluation Sheet

Commentaries, Supplementary Forms & Receipts (for Purchased) are MANDATORY and need to be submitted WITH the entry to be accepted!! Please see the State Website for State Requirements!

Entry Forms:  Word



Traditional - Features garments the participant has constructed, 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. 

Consumer Science Purchased, $40.00 Limit – The entire outfit, includes shoes but not sales tax needs to be purchased within a $40.00 limit. 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.

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).



Box Challenge

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. 

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

Retro/Historical Inspired Challenge

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. 

Ideas for sources of inspiration include but aren’t limited to: a sewing pattern that belonged to your parent, an outfit worn by your parent or grandparent in their youth, an iconic outfit worn by someone famous like Lucille Ball, Nancy Reagan, John Wayne, or James Dean, or use one of the new sewing patterns labeled Retro.


Don't forget about the Commentary!

4-H fashion Revue commentary guidelines


Please see the Fashion Revue Brochure for some helpful information 


You can email your completed forms to cebutte@ucdavis.edu. You can also mail or turn them into the 4-H Office at 2279 Del Oro Avenue, Suite B Oroville, CA 95965.

If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H office at 538-7201.


The video below is from Fashion Revue 2014.  This video shows youth preparing for the event with the Chico Beauty College assisting the youth with hair, make-up, and nails.  


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