Duds to Dazzle

Date: May 5, 2018

Location: Lone Star College – Montgomery Campus
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384-4500

Campus Maps

Entry/Registration Deadline: April 4, 2018

Entry Fee: $15.00


Youth in the 4-H Clothing & Textile Project learn about fibers and fabrics, wardrobe selection, clothing construction, comparison shopping, fashion interpretation, understanding of style and design, proper grooming, poise in front of others, and personal presentation skills. The Texas 4-H Duds to Dazzle Clothing & Textile Competition goes one step beyond, utilizing the knowledge and skills learned in the project, while increasing awareness of the impact of the clothing and textile industry on the environment, specifically the waste stream. In the competition, teams of 4-H members will redesign and re-purpose discarded garments or textiles into new, viable consumer products.


  • Allow participants to exhibit knowledge and skills gained through their 4-H Clothing & Textiles project by
    designing, constructing, and presenting a finished product.
  • Allow participants learning opportunities.
  • Promote teamwork.
  • Help 4-H’ers gain experience in public speaking.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for young people.

Schedule: Tentative

Check-in 8:30 am – 10:30 am for Supply Kits.

2017 Detailed Schedule

Round 1

Round 2

Duds to Dazzle Guidelines

Duds to Dazzle Possible Interview Questions

Duds to Dazzle Verification Form
(Each Team should include this form as they check in their supply kits and sewing machines for the contest May 13, 2017)

Contest Resources:

Laundry on Your Own

Design Elements and Principles

Hand Stitching

Simple Seaming Techniques

Safety Guide


District 9 4-H Duds to Dazzle Committee:
Co-Chair, Jymann Davis, Galveston County
Co-Chair, Elizabeth Trejo, Harris County
Courtney Latour, Brazoria County
Sheryl Nolen, Harris County
Sonja Davis, Harris County

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