This was May’s fourth trip to the State Fair Fashion Revue but the first time for the long-time 4-H’er to earn one of the top spots. “After competing at the State Fair for four years, it was great to make the top three and reach my goal.”
May said participants in the fashion revue cannot enter their project in clothing construction.
“It has to be one or the other. You either do the fashion revue or you enter the project in clothing construction. The most important thing you can remember about fashion revue is how important the fit of your garment is,” she added.
“When you take fashion revue, you are judged on not only the fit of your garment but also on your ability to model what you have made, how it looks on you and how you’ve accessorized.”
If the project was entered under clothing construction, May said the judges look at how the garment is made. The judges look at every aspect of the garment from the button holes down to the seams.
May said her biggest piece of advice for other 4-H’ers wanting to participant in the fashion revue is to create a garment that you are comfortable in.
“Make something that you like that you can wear or something that you would like to wear for a special occasion. Whatever you choose should be something that you feel confident and comfortable in,” May said.