Clothing

Superintendent: Brenda Aufdenkamp
Superintendent: Megan Burda
Superintendent: Nancy Frecks
Superintendent: Jacie Milius

Rules

  1. Number of Entries per County: Each county should select the exhibits that represent the county’s best items. All static exhibits must have received a purple ribbon at the county fair to advance to the State Fair. 
  2. Entry Tags: Every clothing exhibit must be described on the appropriate entry tag accompanying it (for example: dark blue wool skirt and jacket, red and white figured blouse). Entry tag placement: as you look at the garment place the entry tag on the right side of the garment and the hook of the hanger to the left. 
  3. Identification Labels: Each item entered as a clothing, knitting or crochet exhibit must have a label attached stating: County, Exhibitor's name and age, project name and class in which garment is entered, and the number of years enrolled in the project exhibited. Wool entries must have the fiber content listed on the identification label. Attach a label on every component of the outfit using safety pins or by basting. Not responsible for unlabeled items. 
  4. Preparation of Exhibits: Please bring all wearable exhibits on wire hangers or hangers with a swivel hook ONLY. All exhibits not suitable for hanging should be entered in a self-sealing plastic bag and hung on a hanger. Wool garments and garments with narrow straps hang better on other hangers, i.e., wooden or notched plastic hangers with a swivel hook. As you look at the garment, place the hook of the hanger to the left. Fasten skirts, shorts, and pants to skirt/pant hangers or safety pin on hanger. Each piece should be entered on its own hanger. If more than one hanger is used for an entry, fasten hangers belonging to one exhibit together with twist ties or rubber bands. 
  5. Removal of Entries: Entries may not be removed for use in any other State Fair activity including State Fair Fashion Show. 
  6. General: Garments as listed may be made for self (4-H member) or another person. Garments will be displayed by county. 4-H’ers enrolled in clothing projects should continue their skill development. Once you have exhibited in a higher level, you are not eligible to exhibit in a lower level. Ex. Once you exhibit in STEAM Clothing 3, you are not eligible to exhibit in STEAM Clothing 2. 
  7. Criteria for Judging: Refer to the Nebraska 4-H website for current state fair scoresheets at www.4h.unl.edu. In addition, all entries must conform to rules and regulations as set forth in the current Nebraska State Fair Book. 
  8. Special Recognition: After they are judged, Clothing exhibits will be juried for selection to participate in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery - Celebration of Youth. Jurors are artists or designers who are independent from 4-H judging. Approximately 10 clothing items will be selected along with 3 alternates. Award winners will be displayed in a special area. Premier 4-H Science Award is available in this area. Please see General Rules for more details. All garments with at least 60% wool content are eligible for the Make It With Wool Award.

Classes

DIVISION 221 - BEYOND THE NEEDLE

4-H members must show their own original creativity.

  • Class C221001. Design Portfolio - Scoresheet SF20 – A portfolio consisting of at least three design samples or activities. Refer to the project manual for activity ideas. The Portfolio should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. (Additional pages can be added each year but should be dated.) See pages 14-16 for portfolio formatting. 
  • Class C221002 Color Wheel - Scoresheet SF20– Create your own color wheel, complimentary color bar or color scheme using pages 27-39 in the project manual. The Exhibit may be a notebook, poster, or small display. Exhibits should not exceed 22” x 30”. 
  • Class C221003. Embellished Garment With Original Design (eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF26 - Create a garment using intermediate or advanced techniques as defined in the project manual. Designs are the original idea of the 4-Her using the elements and principles of design to make an original statement. 
  • Class C221004. Original Designed Fabric Yardage - Scoresheet SF27 - Fabric yardage is designed using techniques such as those found in the manual. Other embellishments may be added. Exhibit consists of at least one yard of finished fabric. Include information on how the fabric was designed – describe the process and materials used and how the fabric will be used. . If additional information is not included, exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing. 
  • Class C221005. Item Constructed From Original Designed Fabric (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF26 - Fabric yardage is designed first, then an item is constructed from that fabric. Other embellishments may be added. Include information on how the fabric was designed –describe the process and materials used. If additional information is not included, exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing. 
  • Class C221006 Textile Arts Garment or Accessory (Garment eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) Scoresheet - SF25 - A garment or accessory constructed using new unconventional materials. Examples: rubber bands, plastic, duct tape. A description of the design process must accompany the entry. If additional information is not included, exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing.
  • Class C221007. Fashion Accessory (Not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF23 - An accessory designed and/or constructed using elements and principles of design; can be textile or non-textile based. Example: shoes, bracelets, scarves, etc. A description of the design process must accompany the entry. If additional information is not included, exhibit will be lowered one ribbon placing.

DIVISION 222 - STEAM CLOTHING 2: SIMPLY SEWING

Exhibits entered in this project must reflect at least one new skills learned from this manual (see project manual skill-level list). Garments as listed below may be made from any woven or knit fabric appropriate to the garment’s design and should demonstrate sewing skills beyond STEAM Clothing 1.

  • Class 222001: Clothing Portfolio - Scoresheet SF20 – Complete at least four different samples/activities from Chapters 2, 3 OR 4 of the project manual. The Portfolio should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. (Additional pages can be added each year but should be dated.) See pages 9-11 for portfolio formatting. 
  • Class 222002: Expanded Textile Science Scrapbook - Scoresheet SF20– Must include at least 10 different textile samples. Use Textile Information Cards template on page 39 in project manual to identify fabric swatches. Completed textile cards should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. See project manual for fabric suggestions. 
  • Class 222003: Design Basics, Understanding Design Principles - Scoresheet SF20– 4-H members enrolled in STEAM Clothing 2 may enter an exhibit sharing a learning experience from pages 17-20 in the project manual. Include answers to questions found on page 20 of the manual. The Exhibit may be a notebook, poster, or small display. Exhibits should not exceed 22” x 30”. 
  • Class 222004: Pressing Matters - Scoresheet SF20 – 4-H Members enrolled in STEAM Clothing 2 may enter a ham or sleeve roll from pages 21-25 “A Pressing Matter” in the project manual. Exhibit should include answers to lesson questions that are most appropriate to include. 
  • Class 222005: Entrepreneurial Sewing - Scoresheet SF63- Using page 161-167 in the manual, display what products you posted online and analyze the cost of goods purchased to determine the appropriate selling price for your product. The Exhibit may be a notebook, poster, or small display. Exhibits should not exceed 22” x 30”. 
  • Class 222006: Upcycled Garment (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF21 – Create a garment from used textile based items. The original used item must be redesigned (not just decorated) in some way to create a new wearable piece of clothing. The finished garment must reflect at least one skill learned in this project. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry.
  • Class 222007: Upcycled Clothing Accessory (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF22 – A wearable accessory made from a used item. The item used must be changed in some way in the redesign process. The finished accessory must reflect at least one skill learned in this project. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry.
  • Class C222008 Textile Clothing Accessory (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF23 - Textile accessory is constructed using at least one skill learned in this project. Entry examples include: hats, bags, scarves, gloves. No metal, plastic, paper or rubber base items allowed (i.e. barrettes, headbands, flip flops, duct tape, etc.) 
  • Class C222009 Top (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (vest acceptable)
  • Class C222010 Bottom (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (pants or shorts) 
  • Class C222011 Skirt (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 
  • Class C222012 Lined or Unlined Jacket (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 
  • Class C222013. Dress (eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (not formal wear) 
  • Class C222014 Romper or Jumpsuit (eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 
  • Class C222015 Two-Piece Outfit (eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 

DIVISION 223 - STEAM CLOTHING 3: A STITCH FURTHER

Exhibits entered in this project must reflect at least one new skill learned from this manual (see project manual skill-level list). Garments as listed may be made from any pattern or any fabric and should demonstrate sewing skills beyond STEAM Clothing 2. Entry consists of complete constructed garments only. Wool entries must have the fiber content listed on the identification label.

  • Class 223001: Clothing Portfolio - Scoresheet SF20 – Complete at least four different samples/activities from Chapter 2, Chapter 3 or Chapter 4 of the project manual. The Portfolio should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. (Additional pages can be added each year but should be dated.) See pages 11-13 for portfolio formatting. 
  • Class 222002: Expanded Textile Science Scrapbook - Scoresheet SF20– Must include at least 10 different textile samples. Use Textile Information Cards template on page 39 in project manual to identify fabric swatches. Completed textile cards should be placed in an 8 1/2 x 11, 3 ring binder. Include an appropriate cover. See project manual for fabric suggestions. 
  • Class 223003: Advanced Entrepreneurial Sewing - Scoresheet SF63 - Using lessons learned in Chapter 5 of the manual, display one sample product with a business plan that includes a business ID and logo. The Exhibit may be a notebook, poster, or small display. Exhibits should not exceed 22” x 30”. 
  • Class 223004: Upcycled Garment (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Scoresheet SF21 – Create a garment from used textile based items. The original used item must be redesigned (not just decorated) in some way to create a new wearable piece of clothing. The finished garment must reflect at least one skill learned in this project. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry.
  • Class 223005: Upcycled Clothing Accessory (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Scoresheet SF22 – A wearable accessory made from a used item. The item used must be changed in some way in the redesign process. The finished accessory must reflect at least one skill learned in this project. A “before” picture and a description of the redesign process must accompany the entry. 
  • Class. C223006 Textile Clothing Accessory (not eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Scoresheet SF23 - Textile accessory is constructed using at least one skill learned in this project. Entry examples include: hats, bags, scarves, gloves. No metal, plastic, paper or rubber base items allowed (i.e. barrettes, headbands, flip flops, duct tape, etc.) 
  • Class C223007. Dress or Formal (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Scoresheet SF28
  • Class C223008. Skirted Combination (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (skirt with shirt, vest or jacket OR jumper and shirt) 
  • Class C223009. Pants or Shorts Combination (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (pants or shorts with shirt, vest or jacket) 
  • Class C223010. Romper or Jumpsuit (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28
  • Class C223011. Specialty Wear (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet SF28 - (includes: swim wear, costumes, hunting gear, or chaps) 
  • Class C223012. Lined or Unlined Jacket (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show) - Scoresheet SF28 - (non-tailored)
  • Class C223013. Coat, Blazer, Suit Jacket or Outerwear (Eligible for State Fair Fashion Show)- Scoresheet 29 - A tailored blazer or suit jacket or coat. Wool entries must have the fiber content listed on the identification label to be considered for the Make It With Wool Award.

Scoresheets, Forms & More