The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 28, 1998 · Page 6
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AS SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 FASHION THE SALINA JOURNAL SEW SIMPLE AFTER A FASHION EUNICE FARMER King Features Adolescents talkin' about their jeaneration Pattern: Burda 2952. Any sleeve pattern can be shortened Dear Eunice Farmer: I can no longer wear sleeveless shells or dresses, but I don't want to wear long-sleeve jackets this summer. It's hard to find jacket patterns with short sleeves. Can I shorten the sleeves on any jacket without destroying the design? — Pam B. Dear Pam: I found a wonderful short-sleeved jacket that is perfect for summer when worn over a camisole or shell blouse. Look for Burda 2952 (all sizes are in one pattern). This pattern also features long sleeves for colder seasons. There is no reason you can't shorten any sleeve pattern to the length you wish. I have even seen some garments with three-quarter-length sleeves, which were popular in the '60s. This pattern has my favorite design line, extending from the hem to the shoulder over the bust line and continuing down the back. It's easy to nip in or add width to the waist or shoulders. Dear Eunice Farmer: I was always taught that buttonholes on women's clothes should button from right to left and that men's jackets should button in the opposite direction. I have seen many women's jackets in fashion magazines that are buttoned the same as men's. Which is correct? — Carla S. Dear Carla: When you button a women's article of clothing, it's from right to left. I have noticed this detail also. I'm sure it is because, for whatever reason, the photographs were printed in reverse. Occasionally I have noticed that Ralph Lauren or others who design classic, tailored jackets will actually button them in the same direction as menswear. But this is the exception. Dear Eunice Farmer: I would love to make one of the large squares of sheer fabric that are worn over a swimsuit, to act as a partial coverup. The ones in catalogs are shockingly expensive — some are more than $100 — yet they are made of polyester georgette. Help! — Louise L. Dear Louise: This flattering coverup is called a pareu or pareo. It is made from a square of fabric about 54 inches to 60 inches wide. A shorter version is a 45-inch square, but it will only come to your knees or above. Some of the pareus in catalogs are expensive because they are silk-screened in the same pattern as the swimsuit. You can make pareus in a print to coordinate with your solid-colored swimsuit. Simply serge (or use a rolled hem on your serger) all the outer edges. Drape the pareu over your suit, then tie it in a knot similar to a sarong. Seam ripper winner Winner of the lighted seam ripper and needle threader, for the sewing tip of the week, is Mary Satterfield of Tijeras, N.M. Her tip: "To keep chiffon from slipping off the sewing machine, wrap and pin a Turkish towel around the part of the machine where the fabric rests when you are sewing the seams and gathers. It works like a charm!" Farmer owns her own fabric boutique and sewing school. Arbiters of taste explain why some jeans are cooler than others Back in November, my friend Carol happened to mention that she'd spent all Saturday afternoon shopping for what sounded like "jin- 1 cos," or maybe "jencos." She said it was spelled JN- CO, and was the only brand of jeans her sons Sam, 14, and Walker, 10, would wear. A couple of weeks later Levi Strauss announced it was laying off 34 percent of its North American workforce. Time magazine said the "once-cool" Levi brand was "out of step with young buyers," who were getting their jeans from "edgy upstarts" who specialized in more stylish shapes. Sam and Walker and their friends Caitlin, Amy, Ingrid and Gina were happy to explain. Sam said his friend Greg was the first person he knew to wear wide-legged JNCOs, then he started. Greg wears less baggy ones. "I got JNCOs after Sam," Amy, 12, said. "But not because of Sam," PATRICIA MCLAUGHLIN Universal Press Syndicate she added fastidiously. "I don't like 'em so much anymore," Sam said. "Now I like to wear less baggy pants." He said the jeans he had on at the moment were a brand called 976. Amy explained that wide-legged jeans like JNCOs were copied from the big pants worn by skaters or skateboarders. "But now most skateboarders don't wear really big jeans at all." "People are wearing more jeans that are tapered at the bottom but really long, so they bunch up at the bottom," Sam said. Nonetheless, Walker, 10, Sam's younger brother, said he still liked JNCOs. He was wearing baggy ones with giant pockets that came down to his knees. Ingrid, 13, said sho liked flares. She said hers were LEIs, which stood for Life Energy Intelligence. Wide-legs? Baggies? Flares? It's a question of the shape of the leg. Caitlin, 14, explained that "wide- legs don't go out at all, and boot- cuts go out just a little, and flares go out a little more, and bell-bottoms," which flare out the most at the hem, "are ridiculous." "Bell-bottoms are supposed to be what's really trendy," Amy said, perhaps explaining Caitlin's distaste for them. Caitlin said she wore "just wide- legs," and happened to be wearing a pair from Express. How wide were they? Universal Press Wide-legged jeans, such as these by JNCO, were copied from the big pants worn by skaters or skateboarders. "I don't measure," she said scornfully. "And 1 don't have a brand preference." "She's too cool for that," Amy, her younger sister, teased. Amy was wearing boot-cuts from J. Crew but said she wears "mostly baggy pants." Of her seven pairs of blue jeans, she said, three are baggy, two are boot-cut, one is flared, and the other pair she never wears. Gina, 8, said she didn't know what kind of jeans she liked. Ingrid's 9-year-old brother, Ross, asked what brand his classic five-pocket jeans were, said, "Actually, I don't know." "Levis are not cool," Sam said. "Levis are all tapered," Amy said. "No," Sam said, "they have bag- gy jeans, but they're stupid." ,- „ "They're trying to be young afid' hip even though everybody hates- them," Amy said. .;-*j "Levis are uncool because} everybody has them," Sam said. " "They didn't come out with wide-legs until everybody wa.9> wearing them," Caitlin said. J "After skaters started wearing^ them," Amy said. "Everybody's:? posing off skaters." What can you tell about a per--, son from the brand and style of jeans they wear? "Nothing," Amy said firmly. "People think you can, but you, can't," Sam said. "People that judge people by , their jeans are stupid," Caitlin said. . V| The next day Gina, the only parr ; ty to the conversation who hadn't , been wearing jeans, persuadecl, her parents to buy her a pair at ' Gap Kids. When Amy saw them — , classic five-pocket jeans cut withV. straight, narrow legs on the Levi 501 model — she pronounced them dorky. ' Gina was indignant. At 8, she .' may still be feeling her way ' around the intricacies of subteen' chic, but her grasp of logic is impeccable. "How come yesterday you said you can't tell anything about a person by their jeans," she challenged Amy, "and now you say these jeans make me look /•. dorky?" : T EDUCATION For the love of kids While honored by awards, teachers enjoy studj an oral prcsenUtlon, when a stu- aJ honors, aitep toward the naming dent sayi, 'So. that'i how you do of the Kan»iu Teacher of the Year. It,' and when a student says, 'I Both will be ' ' -~~'- needatiUg.' " Exllno said. For Susan Higbw, an_ tary student's. tic --^- By CAROL UCtfn Linn Exllne cannot count then wards she reoelvesD a earstl Higl School I luchnl schools.! dents ft luartl Hltteal School r Kansas'! wan sell principals,! •I teach | dent who 1 un oral i dent aays, 'i It; and whi need a hug,'1 For Susan 1 tary student 1 ! UonofTwta cello could 1 Beethoven syi "ItaYtV children play "1 Hlgbee said. "Bui •I teach for U dent who Is shy I an oral presentats] dent says, 'So, t* It,' and when I , need a hug,' "Exlll For Susan Hlglx tary student's I lion of Twinkle, T cello could be the] Beethoven symphony! "I have listened to I children play Twinkle! Hllbae said. "But It Is I "I teach for the days j{ dent who Is shy feels | an oral presentation, wn] dent tayi, 'So, that's t It,' and when a student! need a hug,' "Eilinesaldl ** *** "I can think of no greater service to the world than Introducing Its children lo the Job of music, a lifelong gift," she said. HKbee started playing the cello when she was In tnp™^^™" like many of her snl addition to a 60-meml orchestra, she Strings, a perforn about 30 to« Centra Because of the ye eighth-grade year. "1 can think of I vice lo the world U I Its children lo the I lifelong gift." she Hlgbee started p [when she was In t e many of her st Ion to a 60 men s.shecondu rings, a perforr itaoto40Centr e of they fcth -grade year. 1 can think of I to the world th hlldren to the g gift," she s ) started pi a was In tl yofherst n to a 60-men a, she condi L a perfon ItottCentr e of they ide year, fchlnk of 1 world tl leaches students In sU elementary days the sane! I smile aa my it» bee said. "My class la almost like _„. denta learn math facts, cry as I reed church. We share each other's Khoo [, she works with Horn their papers about Important pec- Joya and concerna." dents for nine years, being a ptejindlauthasweshanslDrles.* Humsh Appl«<iul«l. a M«J grod- hear them advance to BeMM n lo the "ahe» rted p i In tl [her st 0-men Icondi Irfon it rtiM vantage REALTOR SW WAL*MART ALWAYS LOW PRICES. ALWAYS WAL-MART. 4IUAPA} Auto Parts Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. i J lilr^ tO ® f.ftl] th@ ^^m^j.ffi^r 1 ___ , ft" she said __ cau "But tt U muiic to ray her __- -en! who Is «hy feola good about inc IDlUSlC, a an oral presentation, when a stu- al h (lent **?*• 1So> tnat>s how you do oftj tary student's screeching _ tloD of "Twinkle, Twinkle" on the cello could be the start of a Beethoven symphony, When She was in the fourth grade, For Susan Hlgbee, an elemen- at U 'Ithriveonteimlng' like many of her students. Now, In ffi 0 ?^°S le *^ u lS!! e8 . 0rn 'iJ i8 >m Eillne, a teacher for four years, addition to a 60-member high school cello could be'the start or a E Initially planned to be a doctor but orchestra, sheconducts" '1 have listened to hundreds of switched majors In college be- Strings, a performing children play Twinkle, Twinkle,'" cause she enjoyed the creativity In about 30 to« Central stud its. Hlgbee said. "But It Is music to my her education courses. 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