Terrebonne 4-H Fashion Revue 2014

Cherie Roger, Himel, Reed  |  2/18/2014 10:11:00 PM

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Please read carefully! Registration Deadline is February 28, 2014. Any 4-H member interested may participate in the Fashion Revue. The Fashion Revue will take place on 4-H Achievement Day, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at H.L. Bourgeois High School.

Garments are due in the 4-H Office, (511 Roussell Street, Houma) no later than Friday, March 14, 2014 by 4:00 p.m for construction judging.

Ready to Wear paper work is also due March 14, 2014.

Appearance, Style Show and Awards Presentation:

  • Behind closed curtains, contestants will model their garments for an appearance score which will be added to their construction score or Ready to Wear score.
  • The Style Show will take place during Achievement Day activities. Contestants must participate in the Style Show. Additional information will be available to those that register.
  • The total score (construction and appearance) or (Ready to Wear Form and appearance) will determine the placing. All 4-H’ers will receive a ribbon.
  • *NOTE: You cannot participate in both Ready- to- Wear and Construction. You must select one.


  1. Each contestant may enter one garment. The contestant must do all the sewing/construction on the garment herself/himself. Any store bought garment will be disqualified (exception-Ready to Wear Category).
  2. Garments will be judged on construction as well as appearance for the total score.
  3. Fabric of outer garment may be of any fabric type. Interfacing, lining and trim should be of compatible fabric.
  4. Each contestant must completely fill out the personal data sheet and turn it in with their garment by 4:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014. Check the end of the fabric bolt for information on how to care for your fabric. You will need this information to fill out your data sheet.
  5. Make sure garment meets the division requirements and that the contestant is in the correct category.
  6. You must contact the 4-H Office by February 28, 2014, to register to participate. If you have any questions, call the 4-H Office at (985) 873-6495.

CATEGORIES: (Construction or Ready-to-Wear):

  • Beginners (any grade)– Suggestions: drawstring apron, cobbler’s apron, any other apron, shorts and t-shirt top or jiffy skirt and t-shirt top. (When buying a pattern, look for “Easy to Sew”, “Jiffy”, “Fast & Easy”, or “Learn to Sew”.) Beginners may also enter the Ready-to-Wear contest.
  • Intermediate (any grade) – Any complete outfit – school dress, pants outfit or special occasion or Ready-to-Wear.
  • Ready to Wear – includes any outfit for any occasion that was selected for $100 or less. Participants will model outfit with accessories. (Do not turn in garment.)Complete and return ready to wear form by March 14, 2014.

Advanced (Must be 13 years of age by January 1, 2013):

  • Casual wear – includes outfit (dress, skirt, shorts or pants, jumpsuit and skirt or blouse, etc. Category does not include floor length skirts or very dressy outfits.
  • Special occasion wear – must be suitable for special occasion (prom, church, wedding, interview outfit or dinner date/dance).
  • Ready to Wear – includes any outfit for any occasion that was selected for $100 or less. Participants will model outfit with accessories. (Do not turn in garment.) Complete and return ready to wear form by March 14, 2014.
  • Creative choice – must be 14 years or older by January 1, 2014. Construct a complete outfit that includes a minimum of 5 design/construction features listed below.


  1. Tailored outfit with bound buttonholes and/or tailored collar.
  2. Collar or other neckline treatment – other than plain, faced edge.
  3. Creative stitchery – appliqué, patchwork, embroidery, quilting, beading, etc.
  4. Design that must be matched – plaid, print, stripe.
  5. Gathers, ruffles, flounces, pleats or tucks.
  6. Handmade accessory.
  7. Lining.
  8. Special seam – flat felled, French, lingerie, etc. (any except finishing edge of a plain seam).
  9. Trim or decorate – top stitching, braid, insertion, trim, etc. Use of unusual fabric – pile, napped, sheer, lace, lightweight knit, etc.
  10. Worked on two or more fabrics of different weights or textures (not including underlining, interfacing, lining).
  11. Color blocking use in design.
  12. Unusual or self-created design.
  13. Two or more coordinated garment pieces for mix and match.
  14. Garment details of usual size or shape (ex., curved French cuffs).


  1. Remember when modeling -be confident and SMILE!
  2. Don’t forget to accessorize your garment. If you plan on using a certain accessory, bring it with you to the Fashion Revue. (accessory examples – hat, purse, flower, backpack, balloon, cooking utensil, etc.)
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