Clothing and Textiles Project

Clothing and Textiles Dates To Remember:

  • March 3: Clothing Board Meeting, 6pm, CEO
  • March 7: County Fashion Show Paperwork, CEO (Entry forms and paperwork)
  • March 14: Storyboard Workshop, 6:30pm, CEO
  • March 21: County Fashion Show, Methodist Church-Belton
  • April 4: District Fashion Show, Tarleton State University
  • Summer 2013: Clothing Blast 

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.

NEW CONTEST!! 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.

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.

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  (SENIORS: MUST INCLUDE PAPERWORK WITH ENTRY FORM; JR/INT- PAPERWORK DUE THE DAY OF COUNTY FASHION SHOW)

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

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

Fashion Show

Natural Fiber (Seniors Only)

Fashion Storyboard

Trashion Show


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