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 Lone Pine 4-H Club.

Event Details: 

Date: TBA

Location: TBA

Entries due by: TBA

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 of before and after (required for Upcycled only)
  • Picture of inspiration for outfit (required for Vintage/Retro category only)
  • Picture of garments which were copied (required for See It, Sew It category only)

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!



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.

 – Take one or more existing garments and turn them into a new, different, and wearable garment. Additional fabrics, trim and supplies may be used during the construction process. Additional upcycled and/or sewn garments are encouraged to complete the outfit. A "before" and "after" photograph of the garment(s) is required. This is not an alteration - such as a large dress taken in to fit a smaller person that still retains the same lines. It is where the garment has been cut apart and remade into a new garment that looks different. The emphasis is on the transition of the garment. The outfit entered in the Upcycled category must include an accessory of your choice, handmade by the participant. 


See It, Sew It Challenge  

Have you found an outfit online or in a magazine that you would love to copy for yourself? This category is perfect for you! Start with a picture of a new garment or outfit from a current magazine, catalog, store display, or website. List the retail price if you were to purchase the garment or outfit. Then get creative and copy it. Include the cost of your sewn garment/outfit. Use of a commercial or hand-drawn pattern is your choice (the original picture cannot be from the pattern envelope.) The garment must be made in the Clothing and Textiles project. The focus of this category is copying a new garment and making it fit you. The entry should only be modified for fit, type of fabric, or color/print of fabric, keeping it as close to the original as possible. Copying a vintage Lucille Ball dress, for example, would be in the Retro Challenge. 

See It, Sew It Challenge Supplemental.doc

Retro/Vintage Inspired Challenge

Create an outfit that is inspired by a vintage design using new fabric and notions. Vintage is 20-100 years old, so use an inspiration that is from 1900-2000. The entry must state the year or period of the design and include a drawing, photo, or description of the design that inspires your outfit. At least one garment must be handmade by the member. Other garments and accessories can be handmade or purchased but must be representational of the same era. There is no 4-H project requirement; any 4-H member may enter this category. 

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.


Quilt supplemental form

Quilt-Other Supplemental form

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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