A Tradition since 1924...
93rd Annual Charles County Fair                            September 15-18, 2016                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Department O - Clothing
Superintendents Mrs. Sandra S. Mitchell Polly Zimmerman This department is displayed in the P. D. Brown Building (Home Arts) in the Greens area.
Section 1 – Women's Garments   1st 2nd 3rd 1. Office or business ensemble — 2 pc. 6.00 5.00 4.00 2. Dressy ensemble — 2 pc. 5.00 4.00 3.00 3. Blazer — tailored, lined, any fabric 8.00 6.00 4.00 4. Skirt — wool 4.00 3.00 2.00 5. Skirt — other than wool 3.00 2.00 1.00 6. Jumper, any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 7. Dress —dressy or best, short, any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 8. Dress — casual, any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 9. Dress —tailored, any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 10. Dress —evening/cocktail, any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 11. Wedding Gown 10.00 8.00 6.00 12. Sleepwear—any fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00 13. Blouse 4.00 3.00 2.00 14. Sports wear — two pc., shorts or slacks and top 4.00 3.00 2.00 15. Casual wear jacket 4.00 3.00 2.00 16. Sweat shirt 4.00 3.00 2.00 17. Sweat plants 4.00 3.00 2.00 18. Beach cape or cover up 4.00 3.00 2.00 19. Costume 4.00 3.00 2.00 20. Other (already in book) 4.00 3.00 2.00   Section 2 – Infant Garments ( 0 – 18 months)   1 Two Piece Outfit, Cotton Or Blend 2 1pc.Dress Or Romper 3. Girls smocked dress 4. Boys smocked outfit 5. Costume 6. Other (already in book)   Section 3 – Toddler's Garments (24 – 48 months)   1                  2 pc.Outfit, any Fabric 2                  1pc.Outfit,any Fabric 3                  Outwear Jacket/Coat Any Fabric 4                  Sleep Wear 5                  Girls smocked dress 6. Boys smocked outfit 7. Costume 8. Other (already in book)   Section 4 – Girl's Garments (4-14 Years)   1                  Coat Or Jacket, Any Fabric 2                  Dress, General Wear 3                  Dress, Dressy, Daytime 4                  Dress, Special Occasion 5                  Jumper, Any Fabric 6                  Ensemble, 2 or 3 Pc. 7                  Blouse 8                  Skirt, Wool 9                  Skirt, Other Fabric 10                Sleepwear 11                Shorts Or Slacks 13 Sundress 14. Knit top 15. Sweat shirt 16. Sweat pants 17. T shirt 18. Costume 19. Other (already in book)   Section 5 – Men’s or Boy's Garments  1                  Jacket, Any Fabric Unlined 2                  Shirt, Cotton Or Blend 3                  T shirt 4. Sweat shirt 5. Sweat pants 6. Costume 7. Other (already in book)   Section 6 – Miscellaneous   1. Table ware (tablecloth or set of 2 placemats  and napkin set) 2. Computerized embroidery, clothing 3. Machine embroidery, clothing 4. Machine applique, clothing 5. Purchased doll dressed 6. Doll clothes, large doll 7. Doll clothes, baby doll 8. Doll clothes, 18” fashion doll (American Girl type) 9. Doll clothes, 11” fashion doll 10. Toy 11. Christmas stocking 12. Christmas ornament - 1 item 13. Christmas ornament – 2 or more items 14. Other Section 7 – Accessories   1                  Handbag Or Tote 2                  Apron 3                  Other Section 8 – Special Category for Youths ( Age up to 16 yers)  Please place age beside name on entry tag 1. Skirt or shorts - not wool 4.00 3.00 2.00 2. Blouse or shirt - cotton or blend 4.00 3.00 2.00 3. Tote or sportbag 4.00 3.00 2.00 4. Sleepwear 4.00 3.00 2.00 5. Jumper 4.00 3.00 2.00 6. Dress 4.00 3.00 2.00 7. Scarf 4.00 3.00 2.00 8. Vest 4.00 3.00 2.00 9. Apron 4.00 3.00 2.00 10. Swimwear 4.00 3.00 2.00 11. Costume 4.00 3.00 2.00 12. Hats 4.00 3.00 2.00 13. T shirt 4.00 3.00 2.00 14. Sweat shirt 4.00 3.00 2.00 15. Sweat pants 4.00 3.00 2.00 16. Other 4.00 3.00 2.00 SECTION 10. - SPECIAL AWARDS - BEST IN SHOW 1. Best Tailored Garment 2. Best Adult Garment 3. Best Youth's Entry (Age up to & including 16) 4. Best Costume
Basis for Judging Garments General Appearance Fabric Seams A. Clean, no spots or stains A. Suitable for type of garment and pattern A. Seams even 5/8" or as pattern B. Well pressed B. Clipped on curves C. Pleasing combination of colors Workmanship C. Finished according to fabric(i.e. zigzag overlock, over cast, or D. Trim suitable to fabric A. Correct stitch length and tension for fabric weight turn and stitched) E. Table for type of garment B. No loose threads D. Well Pressed E. Top stitching even Darts Thread and Seam Binding A. Should not pucker at points A .Should be compatible to fabric and finished edge B. Should be pressed according to guide sheet B. No iron-on hem facing Buttons and Closures Pleats and Tucks A. Should compliment garment A. Evenly spaced and properly pressed B. Be attached by thread shank method. (unless button has manufactured shank) B. Top stitched if required by pattern instructions Hooks and Eyes, Snaps A. Size and weight should be appropriate for fabric B. Should not show through on right side C. Should be placed so that garment lays flat D. Neckline zipper should have hook and eye at top if zipper is not even with neckline Zippers A. Stitching should be evenly spaced for the appropriate zipper application.
Department P - Hobby
Department N - Needlework
Rules and Regulations  •  All entries must have been done in past year since last Fair date.  •  Pin entry tag on left front shoulder of garment.  •  Small name and address stick-on labels are time saving in filling out tags.  •  Costumes will be judged on originality as well as construction and uniqueness.  •  Entries will be released Sunday, September 18th, 2016at 6 P.M.   •  Superintendents reserve the right to sub divide the classes where entries warrant. Online Entries Online Entries
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