University of Maryland Extension

Fashion Revue

SHOW: begins at 6 pm on Sat, 6/2/18 at Bushy Park Elementary School, 14601 Carrs Mill Rd, Glenwood, MD 21738.

JUDGING: Thu, 5/31/18 at the Gary J Arthur Community Center, 2400 tate Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723.

Any 4-H’er carrying the Clothing or Fashion Revue projects may participate in the Fashion Revue Show, includeing clovers.

To participate in the show you will need to attend the judging session on Thu 5/31/18. We will assign you a judging time, so please make sure you arrive 10 - 15 minutes before your alloted time. Judging will begin at 4:00 pm and run through the evening.

Contestants should arrive at the show at 5:00, and the show starts at 6:00.

You may enter two exhibits in the Constructed Garment section AND one exhibit in the Ready-to-Wear section. See the rules below.

Everyone must write a narration for each garment they enter. It may be entered directly into the online registration below or emailed to Chris Rein ( See below for an example of a good narration.

If you are a junior, intermediate, or senior entering a constructed garment, you must either mail or email a clear copy of the front and back of the pattern envelope to Chris Rein at the Howard County 4-H Office ( or 3300 N Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043)

If you are a junior, intermediate, or senior, you will need to enter the following information when registering:

  1. For constructed garments: the manufacturer and product number of the pattern; and the cost of the fabric, lining, buttons, trimmings, zipper, pattern, & miscellaneous notions.
  2. For ready-to-wear garments: the cost of the outfit & accessories (shoes, jewelry, other).
  3. Fiber content of fabric and care instructions for garment.

There are several other opportunities for 4-H’ers to participate in the Central Cluster Fashion Revue Show. If you are carrying Food and Nutrition, Public Speaking or even Crafts projects you could serve on one of the sub–committees to help prepare for the show. There are three sub-committees: Foods, Narrations, and Decorations. If you are interested in participating on one of the committees, please contact Chris Rein (410-313-1915, or Alga Piechocinski at (301-590-2804, 

If you have any questions regarding the Fashion Revue, please contact Chris Rein (410-313-1915, 

Rules & Regulations (pdf)

Judges Score Sheet (pdf)

Register online no later than Friday, May 19, 2017.

For each of your items, you will need to write a narration. Here is an example of a good narration: 

Spring is here, and Becky Connor strolls down the runway in her floral, three-piece outfit.  This pattern looked so perfect in the store that she had to make a top with it.  The fabric for the pants was no easy find.  Many stores later, Becky found the perfect match.  The jacket blends easily with the rest of the colors.  Currently, Becky is a freshman at Glenelg High and is President of the Freshmen SGA.  She enjoys drama productions and recently participated in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.  In the Poplar 4-H Club, Becky enjoys cooking, crafts, leadership, and – of course – sewing.  Some of her favorite 4-H activities are 4-H Camp, where she’ll be a counselor this year and the Howard County Fair. No matter what you do, Becky, you will always be styling in this outfit. 

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