Food Fashion and Fun Festival
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Food Fashion and Fun Day 2015
March 28, 2015
9 AM Registration
926 Scott Road, Merced
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Location: McSwain School
Merced County 4-H invites you to come join us as we celebrate creativity in the home arts at our annual Food Fashion and Fun Festival.
For more information contact the 4-H office at 209-385-7418.
Fashion Revue- Enter your Traditional, Purchased, Upcycled, Jacket Challenge, or the Costume Challenge to be judged by our panel of experts. Then model your garment in our fashion show.
Africa- Adinkra Block Printing Activity
Asia- Zen Gardens, Calligraphy, Color Paper Fan Craft
India- Spice it Up Activity, How to Wear a Turban and Sari Activity
Community Service Project: Books for Africa-donate a new or gently use book (primary, fiction, or nonfiction, no violence, USA History or Magazines) and $.50 for shipping per book.
To Be Announced
All DAY: Enrichment activities: Crafts, Judging Contests, and Demonstrations
9:30 Opening Ceremony
10:00 Judging of Fashion Revue, Workshops and Judging Events
12:30 Award Ceremony
1:00 Fashion Show
Entry Deadline: March 20, 2015
FOR ALL CATEGORIES
- The outfit must be created, coordinated and modeled by the 4-H member participant.
- Outfits are subject to review for modesty and appropriate attire. Formal wear may be strapless or have spaghetti straps. Backless dresses, excessive visible cleavage, visible undergarments, lingerie or swim suits are not permitted.
- To showcase the member’s sewing skills and their ability to coordinate an outfit
- Garment(s) sewn by the 4-H member
- As skill levels range from beginning to advanced, entries in the Traditional category will also vary. The entry might be a one-piece dress or it might be three coordinated pieces. A beginning member might even sew one garment and purchase another, for example a sewn jumper worn with a purchased blouse. If this member is awarded junior county winner, then this member would be eligible for SFR in the traditional category. The entry form would state which garment(s) are sewn.
- There is no separate category at SFR for wool or cotton. If the outfit is sewn from yardage, regardless of fabric content, it is Traditional.
- Additional entry requirements for Traditional are
- The one-page Traditional supplemental form
- A photocopy of the pattern envelope front(s) if a pattern was used
- A 2” x 3” swatch of each fashion fabric used, followed by lining and interfacing. Identify how each fabric was used.
- A color photograph of the member wearing the outfit
- The commentary
2. Consumer Science Purchased
- has a $40 limit for everything showing including shoes, jewelry and accessories, but not sales tax. Receipts are required, with purchases made during the 2014-2015 4-H year. Receipts can be handwritten if from garage sales, thrift shops, etc.
- category involves taking at least one existing garment and turning it into a completely new, different, and usable garment. The outfit must also include an accessory made from something that wasn’t originally an accessory.
- A before photograph is required showing the beginning garment.
- Refashioning clothes and accessories is a great way to revamp your wardrobe on a budget. Instead of throwing away unwanted pieces of clothing or household items, be innovative and transform them into items you can actually wear.
- This is not an alteration. It is taking one or more existing garments, deconstructing them, possibly adding other fabrics or materials, and ending up with a different garment. It is not a dress changed into a different dress. But it could be pants and a shirt changed into a dress.
- A dress from a man’s shirt with embellishments from neckties
- Transform a t-shirt into a ruffled shrug
- A prom dress made from men’s tuxedo pants and a silk scarf
- Pants from an old jacket using the buttons to fasten the new pockets
- A hat made from a sweater (accessory)
- A belt made from jeans (accessory)
- A shoulder bag from pants (accessory)
- Jewelry from paper clips, pull tabs, and newspaper (accessory)
4. Challenge Categories
- Jacket Challenge: tiered requirements:
- Junior: Construct a jacket using any pattern, any fabric.
- Intermediate-Construct a jacket and one other garment.
- Senior- Construct a jacket and other pieces to complete an outfit.
- Textile Project: What is a Jacket? For this category it covers the upper body, has sleeves of any length and opens in the front. Other construction details such as fasteners, collars, lapels, pockets, lining, etc, are optional, determined by sewing experience.
- Costume Challenge: Use any technique, any materials, and any pattern to create a costume. It does not need to be sewn from fabric but it does need to be made by the participant, not purchased.
Writing Commentaries for Fashion Revue
4-H Fashion Revue commentaries present the 4-H'er and his/her project to the audience. The narration should introduce the 4-H'er, describe special features of the garment, and highlight interesting information about the project. The following are guidelines to help 4-H'ers write descriptions of their garments for Fashion Revue. Keep the narration to under 100 words which will allow the member to come on stage, make one or two turns, and then exit. Keep in mind that the Fashion Revue committee reserves the right to re-write or revise narrations.
The purpose of the 4-H Fashion Revue activity is to:
1. Build self-confidence and poise.
2. Develop skills in planning, selecting, and making clothing for different occasions.
3. Select appropriate accessories.
4. Develop good posture, grooming, and punctuality habits.
5. Complete applications clearly and submit them on time.
6. Acquire knowledge and skills in planning, presenting, and participating in fashion revues.
The specific objectives of a narration are:
1. To introduce the member and his/her project.
2. To focus on skills learned in the clothing and textile project.
3. To express challenges, fashion trends, and cost savings.
4. To interest the audience in 4-H activities.
5. To display the garment attractively.
Before you begin:
1. Analyze the garment. What is special about it? Be sure to include color descriptions!
2. List major features you want to describe, along with a few comments that relate to the garment and how it will be worn. Create an appealing mental picture with descriptive words.
3. Study mail order fashion catalogs, magazines, the pattern envelope, and advertisements to see how they describe similar features. This is especially useful for beginning projects such as skirts that don't have a lot of details.
4. Describe the garment by starting with the obvious, then call the audience's attention to details such as accessories that relate directly to the garment.
5. Write. Get down all you want to say. Don't worry about the length -- yet.
6. Use alliteration (words beginning with the same sound, i.e. “flirty flounce” for ruffle).
7. Use action words as much as possible. (A belt circles the waistline, a flaring hem swings, etc.)
8. Tell the biggest problem you encountered in sewing the outfit, what new sewing technique you learned. Saying you put in the sleeve six times can encourage some of your audience who are less skilled to keep on trying.
9. If there are two parts to your outfit, such as a coat and dress, mention the outer layer first.
10. Edit. Polish your narration, cut out repetitious phrases or ideas. Keep sentences short and avoid tongue twisters. Aim for clear, concise phrases that create audience interest. Make it as bright, crisp, and informative as possible. The audience is there to learn about new fashion as well as to be entertained.
11. Read your narration aloud to a friend. Does your friend know what you are talking about? Practice modeling with your narration. Do you think of other things that you might say? Re-edit and re-read. Be sure to write in the third person.
12. Add one sentence that talks about you, the model! Be sure to include your name and county, or city, either at beginning or closer to the end of the narration.
13. Finally, cut the narration to 100 words or less. Hyphenated words count as two words.
14. Print your finished commentary double-spaced on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of paper in 14 size font.
15. Complete your entry form, narration and all other forms required for your category and submit them before the deadline to the State Fashion Revue Registrar.(Part of 4-H is learning to complete forms accurately and on time.)
Outline to HELP you write a short commentary of your own. The commentary will be read during the fashion show while you are modeling your garment. Unfortunately, for the State Fashion Revue the commentary must be quite short so there is probably not time to describe your hobbies and interests.
Description of Fabric: color, texture, fabric design
Description of garment: Look at pattern envelope for key words to describe your garment.
What grade are you in? Which school?
Where do you plan to wear the garment?
Describe two items of special interest about yourself or your hobbies/activities:
Examples of Narrations
Gleaming in her sequined skirt, Kathleen Mitchell is modeling a stylish denim look. It is hard to believe, but this cloth was once a lonely remnant just waiting to be snatched up! This remnant now has a multi-purpose. For example, it will be this year’s Easter outfit, and then be worn as a casual around-the-town skirt. It has a light and airy feeling, with its slit in the back. Her biggest challenge was matching the sequins as she cut out the fabric. This 11-year old home schooler loves Irish Dancing and sketching her fashion ideas. Kathleen is in her second year of sewing.