Clothing and Textiles Project

Clothing and Textiles Dates To Remember:

  • Clothing Advisory Board Meetings (OPEN TO ALL): October 2, November 20, March 31, April 30th (6:30pm, CEO)
  • County Fashion Show Entry Forms Due– October 17
  • County Fashion Show and Paperwork and Storyboards Due– October 24th-Temple CAC
  • District Fashion Show-  November 18th

Duds to Dazzle Contest/Project Meetings

Duds to Dazzle is brand new contest in the fall! The contest is much like food challenge if you are aware of that contest. If not, you are given a piece of fabric or item (ie tshirt, jeans, etc) and you have to repurpose it with the kit you are provided along with a FUN sewing closet provided. We will be having 2 meetings to prepare for contest. If you are interested in competing/participating in the contest, please come to our project meetings which will be held on:

October 6- CEO Meeting Room, 6pm

October 16- CEO Meeting Room, 6pm CANCELED

October 16– Entries due to CEO to participate in District Contest- you can enter as an individual or a team. If you enter as an individual, we will try to put you with a team of other individuals or an incomplete team

November 18: District Contest, Bell County Expo

 


Description/Objectives:
Fashion Show: To recognize 4-H members who have excelled in clothing projects and exhibit skills in the application of knowledge of fibers and fabrics to wardrobe selection, clothing construction, or comparison shopping, fashion interpretation and understanding of style, good grooming and poise in front of others, and modeling and presentation of themselves and their garments.

Natural Fiber (Seniors Only):  The purpose of the Fashion Show Natural Fiber Contest is an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit the skills learned related to Cotton and Wool/Mohair. To recognize 4-H members who do outstanding work in a clothing project that includes the study of cotton or wool, and mohair.

Fashion Storyboard:  The purpose of the 4-H Fashion Storyboard contest is to give 4-H members an opportunity to create a storyboard of their original design. It also provides the members an opportunity to gain knowledge of the career responsibilities of a fashion designer and illustrator, enhance creativity and originality, and develop visual communication skills.

Trashion Show:  The Trashion Show provides an opportunity for 4-H members to use their design skills to create and exhibit a recycled/reused garment created from items that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. It also recognizes 4-H members who do outstanding work in a clothing project.

Duds to Dazzle: The Texas 4-H Duds to Dazzle Clothing & Textile Competition utilizes the knowledge and skills learned in the project, while increasing awareness of the impact of the clothing and textile industry on the environment, specifically the waste stream. In the competition, teams of 4-H members will redesign and repurpose discarded garments or textiles into new, viable consumer products.

New Fashion Show Categories!

JUNIOR/INTERMEDIATE BUYING CATEGORIES

Everyday Living

Includes casual sportswear, weekend-wear, clothing for school, casual after-school events, or hanging out with friends.

Fantastic Fashions under $25

This category is designed to expand the 4-H member’s shopping experience to include different shopping venues. Outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment store, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other retail business. Receipts are required for everything that is visible during the interview, except shoes. Receipts for garage sales can be handwritten. This includes jewelry and accessories. Do not need to account for sales tax.

Dressy

Garments worn to dressy activities such as church, banquets, luncheons and 4-H interviews. Examples are children’s suits and dressy dresses. Original material must be fabric and not from recycled items.

Special Interest

Limited to special purpose garments. Examples are band, pep squad and cheerleader uniforms; sleep wear; theatrical and circus-type costumes such as clown suits and ballet costumes; equestrian clothing and riding apparel; hiking clothing; or rock climbing clothing. Garments in this category should not be suitable for ordinary activities.

JUNIOR/INTERMEDIATE CONSTRUCTION CATEGORIES

Everyday Living

Includes casual sportswear, weekend-wear, clothing for school, casual after-school events, or hanging out with friends.

ReFashion

The result of modifying existing clothing into something more fashionable. The main purpose of ReFashion is creativity, as well as sewing skills. The member designs and sews a wearable garment from previously used garments. The completed garment is different from its original use, not just an alteration. (Examples: neck ties sewn together to form a skirt or taking old t-shirts and making them into a skirt)

Dressy

Garments worn to dressy activities such as church, banquets, luncheons and 4-H interviews. Examples are children’s suits and dressy dresses. Original material must be fabric and not from recycled items.

Special Interest

Limited to special purpose garments. Examples are band, pep squad and cheerleader uniforms; sleep wear; theatrical and circus-type costumes such as clown suits and ballet costumes; equestrian clothing and riding apparel; hiking clothing; or rock climbing clothing. Garments in this category should not be suitable for ordinary activities.

SENIOR BUYING CATEGORIES

 

Business/Interview Attire

Entry should be an outfit you would wear for a job interview, scholarship interview, job fair, or other professional event.  1. Professional – This is a more traditional, conservative approach (e.g., business suit or blazer, tie and dress slacks for men; business suit, pantsuit, or jacket and dress for women) and may vary by employer or industry.  2. Business Casual – This is more relaxed and comfortable but demonstrates good judgment in choices and displays a neat appearance (e.g., polo shirt, shirt with a collar or sweater; khakis or other slacks; dress or casual leather shoes for men and women; moderate length dress or skirt for women).

Fantastic Fashions under $25

This category is designed to expand the 4-H member’s shopping experience to include different shopping venues. Outfits must be purchased at a garage sale, consignment store, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other retail business. Receipts are required for everything that is visible during the interview, except shoes. Receipts for garage sales can be handwritten. This includes jewelry and accessories. Do not need to account for sales tax.

Semi-Formal to Formal

Entry must be designed for semi-formal to formal occasions and made from fabrics intended for the same. This includes men’s suits and tuxedos and women’s dressy dresses, formal gowns, wedding dresses, and bridesmaid dresses.

Special Interest

Entry should be a specific outfit that you NEED to know how to purchase wisely. Entry should be something that reflects a special interest of the participant, such as equestrian clothing and riding apparel, dance costumes, hiking clothing, or rock climbing clothing.

SENIOR CONSTRUCTION CATEGORIES

Everyday Living

Includes casual sportswear, weekend-wear, clothing for school, casual after-school events, or hanging out with friends.

ReFashion

The result of modifying existing clothing into something more fashionable. The main purpose of ReFashion is creativity, as well as sewing skills. The member designs and sews a wearable garment from previously used garments. The completed garment is different from its original use, not just an alteration. (Examples: neck ties sewn together to form a skirt or taking old t-shirts and making them into a skirt)

Semi-Formal to Formal

Entry must be designed for semi-formal to formal occasions and made from fabrics intended for the same. Original material must be fabric and not from recycled items. Semi-formal is a little less formal than formal black tie. Example: For women:  dresses or stylish pantsuit made of taffeta, chiffon, satin or other similar fabrics. For men: dress includes jacket or vest, trousers and a tie. Current fashion does not dictate that a tie is absolutely necessary.

Theatre/Costume

Garment intended for use as a costume, which would include stage production. May be sewn from fabric or from another garment. These garments may be unusual or innovative materials; imaginative but wearable.

 

Rules & Guidelines and Forms

Bell County 4-H Fashion Show Entry Form 2014  (PAPERWORK DUE AT REGISTRATION THE DAY OF THE COUNTY FASHION SHOW)

Bell County 4-H Duds to Dazzle Entry Form 2014

Home School Eligibility Form- Please out the form if you are homeschool and participating in the County Fashion Show. Due with Entry Form

County and District: All Rules & Guidelines and Forms for Some of the Contests (Fashion Show, Fashion Storyboard, Natural Fiber, Trashion Show)

County and District: Duds to Dazzle Rules and Guidelines

Fashion Storyboard Categories

2015 Design Brief: Inspired by Art

Create a fashion piece inspired by art. Sculpture, painting, taxidermy…or any other visual art can spark your imagination and creativity! It might be the merging of colors and textures, eccentric imagery or just its simplicity that inspires you. Inspiration comes from great works of art as well as little known artists. Whatever art piece makes you stop and look twice can be used as inspiration.

Accessory Includes items such as belts, purses, bags, hats, etc.
Jewelry Includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Non-wearable Includes items such as pillows, organizers, holiday items, stuffed animals, items for the home, etc.
Pet Clothing Includes items that can be worn by a pet or any other animal.
Wearable Clothing that can be worn.  Includes items such as pants, shorts, skirts, blouses, sweaters, coats, dresses, etc.

Rules & Guidelines and Forms

All Rules & Guidelines and All Forms
For Seniors:  Texas 4-H Clothing & Textiles Packet

Fashion Show
Rules & Guidelines and Fashion Show Forms
Junior/Intermediate Buying & Construction Entry Form (MS Word)
Junior/Intermediate Buying & Construction Entry Form (pdf)
Junior/Intermediate Buying & Construction Score Sheet (pdf)
Junior/Intermediate Potential Questions (pdf)
Senior Buying Entry Form (MS Word)
Senior Buying Entry Form (pdf)
Senior Buying Score Sheet (pdf)
Senior Buying Potential Questions (pdf)
Senior Construction Entry Form (MS Word)
Senior Construction Entry Form (pdf)
Senior Construction Score Sheet (pdf)
Senior Construction Potential Questions (pdf)

Natural Fiber (Seniors Only)
Rules & Guidelines and Natural Fiber Forms
Natural Fiber Entry Form (MS Word)
Natural Fiber Entry Form (pdf)
Natural Fiber Score Sheet (pdf)

Fashion Storyboard
Rules & Guidelines and All Forms
Storyboard Label (MS Word)
Storyboard Label (pdf)
Storyboard Score Sheet (pdf)

Trashion Show
Rules & Guidelines and All Forms
Trashion Show Entry Form (MS Word)
Trashion Show Entry Form (pdf)
Trashion Show Video Score Sheet (pdf)

Duds to Dazzle
Rules & Guidelines and All Forms
Duds to Dazzle Worksheet (pdf)
Duds to Dazzle Score Sheet (pdf)
Duds to Dazzle Sewing Kit (pdf)

 


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