4-H CLOTHING
DEPARTMENT D

Superintendent: Lauri Washburn
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RULES AND INFORMATION

CONSTRUCTION AND CONSUMER BUYING DIVISION
1.  The 4-H Clothing Division is open to all qualified 4-H members in Wise County.
2.  All clothing garments entered in the construction division must be the work of the exhibitor.
     The Wise County Youth Fair clothing division works in conjunction with Wise County 4-H to offer two fashion shows:
     A.  Wise County Youth Fair Fashion Show (see General Rule #1 for eligible participants).
     B.  Wise County 4-H Fashion Show which is a district qualifying event. Entry process is through the Wise county Extension Office and eligibility to
participate is determined by Wise County 4-H guidelines.
     The Wise County 4-H Fashion Show is not a part of the Wise County Youth Fair, it is merely held in conjunction with WCYF due to necessary timing of
the Qualifying Event. Awards will be presented in a separate ceremony following the WCYF Fashion Show Awards.
3.
 Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Division:  Only garments worn may be entered.  NO additional garments may be carried with the exception of props
(tennis racket, teddy bear, etc.).  Other accessories such as hats, belts, hosiery, shoes, gloves, and jewelry may be purchased.
4.
Junior, Intermediates, and Seniors:  Garments may be constructed by sewing, knitting, or crocheting using new or recycled materials.  
5.  Each entry must have appropriate forms and attachments.
 *4-H Fashion Show Information sheets and Consumer Buying Worksheets are available at the Extension Office.

6.  A 4-H’er can enter as many classes as they wish but only one garment in each class.  
7.  Construction and Consumer Buying judging will take place on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wise County Extension Office. Interview times
should be scheduled through the Extension Office by calling: 940/627-3341.
  Storyboards must be dropped off at the Wise County Extension Office by 10:00 am on Monday. Judging will take place on Monday. 4-H’er is not required to
be present at judging.
8.  Construction and Consumer Buying—Parade of Fashions please arrive by 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Storyboards will be displayed during the Parade of Fashions.
9.  Winners of the Youth Fair Clothing and 4-H Fashion show will be recognized during the Parade of Fashions beginning at 6:30 p.m.  
10. All garments will be exhibited until Friday evening. They will be released between 4:00—5:00 p.m. Friday.
11. All winning contestants come to the back of the Women’s Building, as soon as, the fashion show is over for newspaper pictures.  
*The first place winner
in each category, in each age group will be photographed.
12. The high point winner in each age division will receive the Youth Fair trophy.  Winners MUST stay after the Parade of Fashions for photographs.
  - The top junior overall (8 years and 3rd-5th grade)
  - The top intermediate overall (6th, 7th & 8th grade)
  - The top senior overall (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade)
13.  Premiums will be given on first through third places.
14.  Entries will be placed first through sixth in each division and age category.  All others will receive participation ribbons.


CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

POPOVER SKIRT OR PULL-ON SHORTS OR PANTS
A quick to make skirt, shorts, or pants with a simple casing and elastic waistband and a hem. Trims and accessories may be added to the garments. ONLY the
skirt, shorts, or pants will be judged (even if accessories were made by the participant). The pop-over skirt can be made with or without a pattern. It may be
long or short. THIS CATEGORY SHOULD BE LIMITED TO FIRST-YEAR PARTICIPANTS.

1.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade (first time sewers)
2.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade (first time sewers)
3.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade (first time sewers)
Categories #2 and #3 do not advance to District.

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

4.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
5.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
6.
 Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

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. (For
example, neckties sewn together to form a skirt or taking old t-shirts and making them into a skirt).

7.  Junior: years old and 3rd-5th grade
8.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
9.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

SEMI-FORMAL
Entry must be designed for semi-formal to dressy occasions and made from fabrics intended for the same. Original material must be from fabric and not from
recycled items.

10.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade

SEMI-FORMAL TO FORMAL
Entry must be designed for semi-formal to dressy occasions and made from fabrics intended for the same. Original material must be from fabric and not from
recycled items.

11. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

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

12.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
13.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
14.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BUYING DIVISION

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

15.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
16.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade

BUSINESS/INTERVIEW ATTIRE
Entry should be an outfit you would wear for a job interview, scholarship interview, job fair, or other professional event.
- Professional– This 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) may vary by employer or industry.
- Business Casual– This trend 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.

17.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

FANTASTIC FASHIONS UNDER $25
The $25 challenge 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 retail store.

18.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
19.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
20.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

SEMI-FORMAL
Entry must be designed for semi-formal to dressy occasions and made from fabrics intended for the same. This includes men’s suits and women’s dressy
attire. Ensembles may be worn to activities such as concerts, banquets, and other nice events generally not worn during the Monday through Friday week.

21.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
22.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade

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.

23.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

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.

24.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
25.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
26.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

FASHION STORYBOARD

DESIGN BRIEF
4-H members must research fashion and select a look and create an updated original design with modern influences.

The 2018 Design/Theme is:  TO THE RESCUE

*Each storyboard must have the Fashion Storyboard Label securely affixed to the back of the storyboard. The label MUST be legibly printed or typed
and MUST be complete, including the answer to the Originality question. Label is attached. The 4-H member should not put his/her name on the front.

*Focus on one garment/outfit for the storyboard. May provide up to two (2) variations of original design.

For more information or questions please contact the Extension Office at 627-3341.

WEARABLE: Clothing that can be worn. Includes items such as pants, shorts, skirts, blouses, sweaters, coats, dresses, etc.
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27.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
28.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
29.  
 Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

ACCESSORY: Includes items such as belts, purses, bags, jewelry, hats, etc.

30.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
31.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
32.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

JEWELRY: Includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings.

33.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
34.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
35.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


NON-WEARABLE: Includes items such as pillows, organizers, holiday items, stuffed animals, items for home, etc.

36.  Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
37.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
38.  
 Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

PET CLOTHING: Includes items that can be worn by a pet or any other animal.

39. Junior: 8 years old and 3rd-5th grade
40.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
41.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

2018 Wise County Youth Fair
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3