Fashion Show

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Co-Superintendent – Sarah Purcell, Syracuse 
Co-Superintendent – Andrea Nisley, Lexington
Registration Coordinator – Megan Burda, York
Tabulation Coordinator – Julie Ochsner, Hastings


RULES

  1. Number of Constructed Entries per County – Total 4-H Fashion Show constructed entries are based on current county 4-H enrollment in the following projects: STEAM Clothing - Beyond the Needle, STEAM Clothing 1 - Fundamentals, STEAM Clothing 2 - Simply Sewing, and STEAM Clothing 3 – A Stitch Further, plus special county clothing 4-H projects.

    Counties with
    1-70 clothing project enrollments ––––– 1 entry;
    71-140 clothing project enrollments –––– 2 entries;
    141-210 clothing project enrollments ––– 3 entries;
    211-300 clothing project enrollments ––– 4 entries; or
    301+ clothing project enrollments ––––– 5 entries. 
  2. Number of Purchased Entries per County – Total 4-H Fashion Show Shopping In Style purchased entries are one (1) per county. 
  3. Advanced Entry – Must be submitted to the State 4-H Office with all the other advance entries. Check the master schedule. These are the requirements:
    1. All 4-H members in the Fashion Show must be registered in advance via the online State Fair entry process by the deadline.
    2. A completed 4-H Fashion Show Script Information Form SF24 Form must be mailed to Sarah Purcell in Otoe County by the advanced entry deadline. The Form SF24 is available at: http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/consumer-family-science/fashion-show under Scoresheets & Forms at the bottom of the page in Box. The Scoresheet SF117 for the constructed garments in the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show is also available at this site.
    3. The 4-H Shopping In Style Fashion Show Written Report with Narration Form SF184, revised 2/2018 must be sent to the Andrea Nisley in Dawson County by the advanced entry deadline. Only the most current written report with narration will be accepted. Must include a photo on Form SF184, revised 2/2018 (print, digital, or photocopy is acceptable). The Form SF184 is available at: http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/consumer-family-science/fashion-show under Scoresheets & Forms at the bottom of the page in Box. The Scoresheet SF185 revised 2/2018 is also available at this site.
    4. The county extension staff must give the following letter to the 4-H members participating in the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show. The letter is available at http://4h.unl.edu/fairbook/consumer-family-science/fashion-show under Scoresheets & Forms at the bottom of the page in Box. 
  4. Registration – Date, Time and Location TBA. Separate dressing rooms will be provided for males and females. 
  5. Option Rehearsal – Date, Time and Location TBA. 
  6. Judging – Date, Time and Location TBA – Those 4-H members modeling constructed garments will be judged for Construction/Fit and Selection/Creativity before modeling on the public stage and will be judged for Individual Modeling/Accessories while on stage.

    Those 4-H members modeling purchased garments will be judged on stage for modeling skill, fit, and appearance of the outfit and accessories. Judging on stage is worth 60% of the score. Judging of the completed written report Form SF184, revised 2/2018 will be done prior to the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show. The written report Form SF184, revised 2/2018 is worth 40% of the total score and is judged on content, completeness, accurate information, and neatness.

    After they are judged, Fashion Show constructed garments will be juried for selection to participate in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery - Celebration of Youth. The Juror is an artist or designer who is independent from 4-H judging. At least two items will be selected. 
  7. Parents are not allowed past the registration table, in the dressing rooms, or judging areas. There are volunteers/assistants in the dressing rooms to help the 4-H members if necessary. 
  8. The Public 4-H Fashion Show – Date, Time and Location TBA. 
  9. Results - 4-H members receiving purple ribbons will be announced at the conclusion of the public Fashion Show. All ribbons and scoresheets will be distributed as the 4-H’ers leave the event. Results will be posted on the web. 
  10. Fashion Show/Clothing Exhibits – Garments worn in the 4-H Fashion Show can NOT be entered as Clothing Construction Exhibits. 
  11. Garments should be age appropriate. 
  12. Entries Not Accepted – The following items can NOT be entered in the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show.
    1. Textile clothing accessories
    2. Nightshirt/loungewear, for example, flannel lounging pants
    3. Upcycled garments

CLASSES

  • C-410-010. Modeled “Beyond the Needle” Embellished Garment(s) with an Original Design - Garment is created using intermediate or advanced techniques as defined in the project manual. Designs are the original idea of the 4-H member using the elements and principles of design to make an original statement. 
  • C-410-015. Modeled “Beyond the Needle” Garment Constructed From Original Designed Fabric - Fabric yardage is designed first, then a garment is constructed from that fabric. Other embellishments may be added. 
  • C-410-020. Modeled “Beyond the Needle” Textile Arts Garment(s) - Garment is constructed using new unconventional materials. Examples: rubber bands, plastic, duct tape. 
  • C-410-030. Modeled Constructed STEAM Clothing 2 Garment(s) 4-H members who have enrolled in or who have completed STEAM Clothing 3 projects are not eligible to enter STEAM Clothing 2. Possible types of STEAM Clothing 2 garments include:
    • Dress; OR
    • Romper or Jumpsuit; OR
    • Two-Piece Outfit Combination (skirt with top, vest, or lined/unlined jacket; jumper and top; pants or shorts outfit (pants or shorts with top, vest, lined/unlined jacket). A purchased top can be worn to complete a skirt, pants, or shorts outfit with a vest or lined/unlined jacket
  • C-410-040. Modeled Constructed STEAM Clothing 3 Garment(s) - Possible types of STEAM Clothing 3 garments include:
    • Dress or formal; OR
    • Skirted Outfit Combination (skirt with top, vest, lined/unlined jacket OR jumper and shirt) A purchased top can be worn to complete a vest or jacket outfit with a skirt, pants or shorts.; OR
    • Pants or Shorts Outfit Combination (pants or shorts with top, vest, lined/unlined jacket) A purchased top can be worn to complete a vest or jacket outfit with a skirt, pants or shorts.; OR
    • Romper or Jumpsuit; OR
    • Specialty Wear (swim wear, costumes, western wear-chaps, chinks, riding attire or hunting gear); OR
    • Non-tailored Lined or Unlined Jacket or Coat, additional pieces with jacket or coat may either be constructed or purchased.; OR 
    • Tailored Coat, Blazer, Suit Jacket, or Outerwear. Additional pieces with coat, blazer, jacket or outerwear may either be constructed or purchased.
  • C-410-050. Modeled Knitted or Crocheted Clothing (Level 2 or 3) - Knitted garment using pattern stitches such as diamond, block, twist or seed/moss stitches or advanced knitting stitches such as pass slip stitch over, double-pointed needle knitting, cable, Turkish, tamerna, plait, germaine, feather and fan or knitting with one or more patterns such as Aran or Fair Isle. Crocheted garment using pattern stitches such as texture, shell, cluster or mesh stitches or advance crochet stitches such as afghan, broomstick, hairpin lace, design motifs or pattern stitches. Garment needs to be a complete outfit as in a dress, coat, or two piece ensemble (bottom and top). 
  • C-410-060. Modeled Shopping In Style Purchased Outfit and Written Report SF184 - Participants must be enrolled in the Shopping In Style 4-H Project to enter. The curriculum is developed and designed for youth ages 10 and older to help them strengthen their consumer skills when purchasing clothing. Participants must model a complete outfit. All pieces of the garment must be purchased.