4-H CLOTHING
Department D

Superintendent:
     Laurie Washburn 

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 Thursday 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. Thursday. 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 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.

11.  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)

12. Premiums will be given on first through third places. 

13. Entries will be placed first through sixth in each division and age category. All others will receive participation ribbons.

14. See Entry information on page 12 & 17 for guidelines on entering.

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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade
     25. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
     26. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

FASHION STORYBOARD

DESIGN BRIEF
    4-H members should create their Fashion Storyboard around their interpretation of the design brief.

   
 The 2022 Design/Theme is: Get Out and Explore

    Get our and explore the great outdoors. That may mean in your own back yard, at a national park or on the Serengeti. Discover the animals that roam the earth big and small; those that creep on the ground and those that fly in the air. Take in the majesty of the nature around us. See the beauty in a sun rise, feel the mist from a waterfall, taste the sap from a maple tree. Get moving your adventure awaits .
            
* Digital format. Storyboards can be created using a digital platform including but not limited to Canva, Picmonkey, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and PowerPoint. All entries must be saved as a PDF, jpeg, jpg or png.                       * Storyboard size requirements. Depending o the platform that you are using there will be different pre-determined size templates, most will also include the option to select custom dimensions. Storyboard dimensions need to between 18” and 24” (in one direction) and 24” and 30” (in the other direction). Recommended size is 18”x24”.
         
* 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.

     Categories. The following is a list of the categories and descriptions. Each storyboard should be entered in one category.

WEARABLE: Clothing that can be worn. Includes items such as pants, shorts, skirts, blouses, sweaters, coats, dresses, etc.

     27. Junior: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 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: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade
     34. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
     35. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

PET CLOTHING: Includes items such as pillows, organizers, holiday items, stuffed animals, items for home, etc.

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

HOME DÉCOR: Includes items that are easy to move and make a home visually appealing. Examples include throw pillows, table runner, or wall hanging.

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

HOME FURNISHINGS: Includes items that make a home comfortable for living or working in. Examples include couch, ottoman, chair, tables, desks, beds and the like.

     42. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade
     43.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
     44.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade