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Capitol Corridor, Solano County
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Capitol Corridor, Solano County

Capitol Corridor Fashion Revue

Capitol Corridor 4-H Fashion Revue
Saturday, April 2, 2016

UCCE Woodland, Norton Hall
70 Cottonwood St.
Woodland,  CA  95695
9 a.m.


DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, by 5 p.m.

The Fashion Revue has entries and events for every member including boys and girls and fun for the whole family!

 Need more Information?

Contact Sharon Payne at

Who is Eligible?

Any 4-H member age 5-19 by December 31, 2015.  Entries in the Traditional category, Upcycled and Western Wear Challenge must be in a Clothing and Textile Project.  Primary members ages 5-8 will not be evaluated, but will receive a participation ribbon.

If a member qualifies to move on to State Fashion Revue and State Presentation Day, with a Share the Fun presentation, the member cannot participate in both categories.  If the member decides to participate in Fashion Revue, the Share the Fun group may not substitute a new group member, but they can give the State Fashion Revue participant's part to an existing Share the Fun group member without disqualification.  Additionally, due to logistical conflicts, State Fashion Revue participants may not participate in the State 4-H Interview Contest.

How to Register

Register at the link below as well as following the instructions and mailing in the required pictures and documentation.

4-H Fashion Revue 2016 Registration Form     CLOSED

Categories & Challenges - Required Forms:  

Categories A thru E are eligible to move on to the 2016 State Fashion Revue.


Mailed pictures and documentation must be postmarked by
 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016 BY 5 P.M. 

Solano County 4-H
Attn:  Sharon Payne, Fashion Revue Registrar
501 Texas St., 1st Floor
Fairfield,  CA  94533-5672

 Adult Evaluators, Adult Helpers and Youth Helpers

 Registration deadline:  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016, by 5 p.m.

1 Adult Evaluator and 1 Adult/Youth Room Host are required for every 5 category entries.

Youth Helpers must be at least 12 years old by December 31, 2015.

Please use the link below to register as a Evaluator or Helper.

 4-H Fashion Revue 2016 Adult Evaluators & Adult/Youth Helper Registration Form      

 Capitol Corridor Fashion Revue Categories: 

  1. Traditional (must be currently enrolled in clothing & textiles project)
  2. Consumer Science Purchased ($40 includes jewelry, accessories & shoes, not tax)
  3. Upcycled (must be currently enrolled in clothing & textiles project)
  4. Western Wear Challenge (must be currently enrolled in clothing & textiles project)
  5. Muslin Challenge (Must be created as a part of the member's 4-H project work, but the Clothing & Textiles Project is not required.  See 2015-16 Fashion Revue Category descriptions.)
  6. Upcycled Non-Wearable
  7. Other Textiles (Wearable & Non-Wearable) - Knit, Crochet, Needlework & Tie-Dye
  8. Sewn Items Non-Wearable - Accessories, garments made for someone else to wear, household items (curtains, placemats, quilts, etc.), dolls clothes, sewn toys and any other sewn items not covered by other categories.

Categories A thru E are eligible to move on to the 2016 State Fashion Revue.

Tentative schedule for the day:

  9:00 -   9:30 Registration
 9:30 - 10:00 Participant/Family Orientation
 9:30 - 10:00 Evaluator Orientation
 9:30 - 10:00 Room Host Orientation
10:00 - 10:20 Participants Dress
10:30 - 12:15 Evaluating
10:30 - 12:15 Activities
12:15 -  1:00 Lunch
 1:00 -  1:30 Participants line up for Fashion Show
  1:30 Fashion Show and Awards


 STATE FASHION REVUE 2016 "Hoe Down, Sew Down"

State Fashion Revue Guide for Judges 2016 PDF

2016 State Fashion Revue Flyer PDF

2016 State 4-H Fashion Revue "Hoe Down, Sew Down"

The purpose of State 4-H Fashion Revue is to:

  • Provide educational activities for youth who are learning and growing in citizenship, leadership and life skills
  • Inspire appreciation of clothing, textiles, consumer science, and personal development
  • Introduce opportunities to extend youth leadership and communication
  • Promote self esteem through individual expression

For all categories:

  • The outfit must be produced and modeled by the individual member during judging and the fashion show.
  • All outfits must meet the 4-H Dress Guidelines, found at For State Fashion Revue (SFR), all shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be at least fingertip length due to the raised stage for the fashion show. County Fashion Revue coordinators will review all outfits based on these guidelines before SFR entry, with further review by the SFR Committee if needed.
  • All outfits entered in SFR must be suitable for comfortably walking, sitting, and going up and down stairs because of the schedule and location of SFR and the fashion show.
  • Other categories offered in other years will not be included at 2016 SFR. Only the 5 categories listed below are included for 2016 at the state event. All entries in the state event must conform to the SFR category rules.
  • A member may only enter one outfit in State Fashion Revue.
  • Counties may offer additional categories at the local level.  Counties may also allow members to enter more than one category at the local level.  If so, each entry must contain different garments, shoes and accessories. A garment worn in one entry may not also be worn in a different entry.  For example, a western shirt entered in the western challenge may not also be entered in the Traditional category.
  • A county may qualify one member in each age division (Junior, Intermediate and Senior) and each of the five categories to advance to State Fashion Revue. Participants should expect competition at SFR to be at a higher level than at the county events.
  • Participation in the SFR fashion show is a required element of the event or awards are forfeited.
  • Members entering SFR may be dual-entered in State Presentation Day except the Share the Fun category. The presentations are given in Olson Hall during the member's workshop time.
  • All SFR participants and family members are invited to attend the SFR workshops, Make it - Take it sessions, Fab Mart (fabric, supplies and books for sale), and the Skillathon.
  • Additional rules may be added by the SFR committee as needed.

Categories & Challenges


A. Traditional - features garments the participant has constructed, showcasing sewing skills and the ability to coordinate an outfit. The entry must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing and Textiles project, and worn by the member (not constructed for someone else). The outfit must contain at least one constructed garment; participants are encouraged to construct additional garments to complete the outfit. (No change from 2015)

B.  Consumer Science Purchased - $40.00 limit for the entire outfit, includes 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. There is no 4-H project requirement, which means that any 4-H member may enter this category. (No change from 2015)

C.  Upcycled (Requirements changed from 2015) – 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. The upcycled garment must be sewn by the member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project. Additional upcycled and/or sewn garments are encouraged to complete the outfit. A “before” photograph showing the original 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.


D. Western Wear Challenge (New for 2016) – Construct a western-style shirt/blouse with short or long sleeves. Use of any pattern and any fabric is allowed. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. The entry must be sewn by the 4-H member as part of the 4-H Clothing & Textiles project.  

E.  Muslin Challenge (New for 2016) – Create a wearable garment using at least 2 yards but not more than 3 yards of bleached or unbleached cotton muslin, 36-45” wide. Use of other fabric besides the muslin that shows is allowed, not to exceed 1 yard. Use of other fabric that doesn't show, like lining or interfacing, is also allowed. Members are encouraged to decorate and embellish the muslin garment using dye, paint, embroidery, “bling,” applique, trims, findings, etc. to enhance the garment. Include handmade or purchased garments and items to complete the outfit. The muslin garment must be created by the member as part of the member's 4-H project work but the Clothing & Textiles (Sewing) project is not required. Some ideas are: the member learns to dye fabric in the 4-H Crafts project, then makes a skirt or shorts out of dyed muslin; or the member is in an embroidery project and sews a top, then embroiders it as part of the project; or the member is in a quilting project and does a pieced border on a muslin vest as part of the quilt project. This category is not restricted to Sewing Project members, but the entry does need to reflect work undertaken in a 4-H project. 


There is no 4-H project requirement for the following categories, which means that any 4-H member may enter this category.

F.  Upcycled Non-Wearable - Participation in a Clothing and Textile Project is NOT required.

G.  Other Textiles (Wearable & Non-Wearable) - Knit, Crochet, Needlework & Tie-Dye - Participation in a Clothing and Textile Project is NOT required.

H.  Sewn Items Non-Wearable - accessories, garments made for someone else to wear, household items (curtains, placemats, quilts, etc.), dolls clothes, sewn toys and any other sewn items not covered by other categories.  Participation in a Clothing and Textile Project is NOT required.

NOTE:  In keeping in accordance with the State guidelines, all participants in Categories A, B, C, D & E must model in the Fashion Show or awards will be forfeited.

2016 State Fashion Revue Service Projects

REUSABLE BAGS. Reusable tote or grocery bags may be made from feed bags, leftover sturdy fabric, canvas, burlap or even old T-shirts.  4-H is promoting the use of unwanted materials to make sturdy, stylish and eco-friendly tote bags. Enjoy making them, donate them within your county and encourage everyone to keep some reusable bags on hand. To make this a service learning project, SFR encourages members to research needs within their own communities for the donations. Ideas are local food banks (for food distribution), the library (for checking out children’s books especially in the winter), homeless shelters, and non-profit thrift stores who may give away or sell them. What about asking if you can set up a table at holiday time to give bags away as people enter the local grocery store with a display about eliminating single-use plastic bags? You could even use them to hold holiday gifts instead of wrapping paper. Keep track of numbers made and donated for the SFR tally. There are many online tutorials, just be sure to reinforce the seams by stitching twice or zig-zagging them.  

Reuseable Bag Tags (PDF)

Links to patterns for Reusable bags:

County & Regional Recycling Market Development Zones (RMDZ) - Zone Administrator Contacts

PORT PILLOWS for cancer patients who have a portacath for chemo infusions. Wearing a seat belt irritates the port, so these little pillows cushion that area and make driving more comfortable. Supplies for one pillow are a 12" X 6" piece of soft cotton fabric, a 4" piece of 1/2" velcro (both the hook part and the loop part) , fiberfill, thread and a sewing machine. The Port Pillows can be donated locally in your county to a cancer center or the American Cancer Society. If you donate locally, please let us know how many! Or you can bring them to SFR and we will donate them. 

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