Description

The purpose of the 4-H Fashion Revue is to cast the spotlight on youth in sewing, needlework and fashion magic projects.  The Revue is planned, staged and choreographed by the State 4-H Fashion Leadership Board made up of teens from across Kentucky, with guidance from adult mentors. All 600+ youth on campus for 4-H Teen Conference make up the audience for the Wednesday evening event.  

There are actually seven ways to be part of the show:

  1. Exhibitor of a sewing project, presenting a complete outfit sewn by the member
  2. Exhibitor of a needlework project, presenting an outfit that includes a needlework garment--knitted, crocheted, quilted or embellished with embroidery or tatting
  3. Exhibitor of an acquired or sewn outfit coordinated as part of a Fashion Magic project
  4. Exhibitor of an upcycled outfit re-created from previously worn garments
  5. Narrator - read the script during the performance
  6. Escort - escort exhibitors and perform choreographed routines during the show
  7. Fashion Leadership Board member - the board plans the state fashion revue (theme, decorations, staging, choreography, and music) More...

Fashion Revue participants attend an orientation on Monday, followed by a 2-day track at 4-H Teen Conference. Everyone who is part of the revue will sign up for the Fashion Revue Track.  This track consists of judging, educational programs, rehearsal for fashion revue, and the State 4-H Fashion Revue.

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This event fosters mastery by learning clothing selection, coordination, fit, construction, and presentation; belonging by being part of a group and developing confidence in one's appearance; independence by making decisions and developing one's personal style; and generosity by sharing these skills with others.  Contact your county extension office for more information.


 

Logistics

  • June 11, 2018: Orientation for all participants, including selected narrators and escort/dancers
  • June 12-13, 2018: Educational sessions, judging and rehearsal for all youth involved in the show
  • June 13, 2017 State Fashion Revue (open to Teen Conference youth and parents of those in the revue)
  • Refer to the Teen Conference Schedule for times
  • Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky campus, Lexington
  • Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link). 

 

Registration

*The photograph is to be a picture of the 4-H member wearing the outfit (with accessories) exactly as they will appear in the live show.  The script read during the live show will be based on what the writer sees in the photograph.


 

Additional Information

  • Definition of "complete" outfit: Outfit is made up of enough garments to cover both the upper and lower body. For a sewing project, all garments seen by the public must have been made by the member. For example: a top under a jacket would have to have been made by the member.  
     
  • Competitors: Each county may select one delegate in each of the following categories:
    • Sewing: "Stretch Your Knit Skills"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member 
    • Sewing: "Moving on Up"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member 
    • Sewing: "Put It All Together"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member 
    • Sewing: "Upcycle" for Junior 4-H Members--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Let's be Casual"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member 
    • Sewing: "Dress It Up"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member 
    • Sewing: "Match It Up"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Creative Expressions"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Leisure Time"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Formal Wear"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Tailor Made"--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
    • Sewing: "Upcycle" for Senior 4-H Members--model a complete outfit sewn by the member
       
    • Fashion Magic: "Wardrobe Planning"--model a complete outfit coordinated by the member.  Garments may have been acquired or purchased by the member as part of the project.  
    • Fashion Magic: "In the Marketplace"--model a complete outfit coordinated by the member.  Garments may have been acquired or purchased by the member as part of the project.
    • Fashion Magic: "Clothing Coordination"--model a complete outfit coordinated by the member.  Garments may have been acquired or purchased by the member as part of the project.
       
    • Needlework: Crochet--model an article of clothing that was crocheted by the member. (Accessories like purses, scarves and hats are not considered garments.)
    • Needlework: Embroidery--model an article of clothing embellished with embroidery by the member. (Accessories like purses, scarves and hats are not considered garments.)
    • Needlework: Knitting--model an article of clothing that was knitted by the member. (Accessories like purses, scarves and hats are not considered garments.)
    • Needlework: Tatting (lacework)--model an article of clothing embellished with lace, tatted by the member. (Accessories like scarves and hats are not considered garments.)
    • Needlework: Quilting--model an article of clothing that was quilted by the member. (Accessories like purses, scarves and hats are not considered garments.)
         
  • Narrators are selected by auditions held on Monday of Teen Conference.  Individuals, regardless of the number per county, may audition for these roles.
     
  • Information for Participants
    • Youth entering Sewing:  Teen is to model a complete outfit that he/she constructed.
       
    • Youth entering Fashion Magic: 4-Hers in the Fashion Magic series MUST complete “Wardrobe Planning” only once before completing the other units in the series. “In the Marketplace” and “Clothing Coordination” may be repeated. Each participant may model in only one FM category. Garments must remain the same garment submitted with registration.  The participant must model the item(s) acquired and submit the project notebook for judging. Notebooks to be judged are due at the Fashion Revue registration table at Teen Conference registration. Notebooks will not be accepted after this time period
       
    • Youth entering Needlework: Teen is to model a garment he/she created using crochet, embroidery, knitting, tatting or quilting skills.
       
    • Youth auditioning for Narrator: Interested teens will audition and the top two will be selected to narrate the show. The time of audition is noted in the Teen Conference Program. Each applicant will read a selected script and be judged on voice and speaking qualities such as rate, intensity, and voice expression.  To apply as a narrator, the teen must submit the Narrator Application Form.  Mark FR on the Teen Conference Registration Form as first track choice and mark an alternative choice in case he/she is not selected as narrator.  Attributes: enjoy speaking before large groups of people; have an outgoing personality; have previous public speaking experience; have a schedule which does not conflict with the Fashion Revue schedule at TC.  Narrators will follow the Fashion Revue track schedule.
       
    • Youth auditioning for Escort:  Interested teens must submit the Escort Application Form.  Mark FR as first track choice on the Teen Conference Registration Form and mark two alternative choices in case he/she is not selected as escort. The time of auditions is noted in the Teen Conference Program.   Attributes: have a desire to participate in the Fashion Revue; have an outgoing personality and be respectful of others; express an interest in being well-groomed and fashionably dressed; have a schedule which does not conflict with the Fashion Revue schedule.  (This will primarily affect a teen running for a State Office. If we do not have too many teens who want to do both, we will try to arrange it so they can participate in both Fashion Revue and campaign for State Office). Escorts will follow the Fashion Revue track schedule.

 

  • Judging Criteria and Procedures
    • Sewing: Participants who entered sewing categories are scored first on modeling and presentation of self.  The modeling judges will choose semi-finalists.  The semi-finalists will submit their garments to the judges for evaluation of sewing skills. Judges will select five or more sewing finalists. The combined score for modeling and construction will determine the winner of the sewing category.
       
    • Fashion Magic: The combined score for modeling and the evaluation of the notebook will determine the finalists.  
       
    • Needlework: Participants will submit their garments to the judges for construction evaluation.  The combined score for modeling and construction will determine the finalists.

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

State Contact:  Marjorie Baker | marjorie.baker@uky.edu | 859-257-7772