The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 30, 1998 · Page 3
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THE SALINA JOURNAL FASHION SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1998 A3 •; '.'*!. The great white shirt T !},t w u hlt ^m hlrt ls a staple of thls summer>s wardrobe. Those available Include a sleeveless style from The shirt by Villager (center) and a short-sleeved broadcloth camp shirt from Lands' End (right). Basic white shirt can be part of any style of summer wardrobe By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel It's cool. It's crisp. It's clothesline fresh. What's more, it's an enduring classic. The great white shirt, in all its incarnations, is making waves as the warm-weather uniform this year. "It's a strong trend for spring and summer, and a white shirt will continue as a staple in your wardrobe into and through the next season," said Melissa Ryan of Marshall Field's. As the smart but understated foundation on which a wide variety of chic looks are built, the basic white shirt can't be beat. Pair a sleeveless cotton shirt with capri pants and grasshopper canvas shoes, and you're Laura Petrie. Thread a tie under the collar of a white oxford-cloth buttondown shirt, shrug into a conservative sport jacket, and you're Annie Hall. Roll up the sleeves of a white linen blouse, tuck the tails into a knee-length tight skirt, wrap a wide leather belt around the waist, and you're Grace Kelly. Leave a white poplin blouse mostly unbuttoned through the midriff, step into a glistening satin ballroom skirt, accessorize it with an Oscar-night diamond or two, and you're Sharon Stone. Glide on a pair of bug-eye sunglasses, button up a white broadcloth shirt, toss a cashmere cardigan loosely over your shoulders, and you're Jackie O. Whatever your look, there's a perfect white shirt this season. So gather a collection of them — feminine blouses in sheer cotton voile, sporty camp shirts in limpid linen or pert pique, conservative career components in serviceable poplin or preppy oxford. T SEW SIMPLE Raglan sleeves are easier to set in knits r Dear Eunice Farmer: I would Ibve to make some of the knit Shirts you find in ready-to-wear. They look so simple, but I always have difficulty with the set-in sleeves. Can you suggest a pattern that would be easier to make? — Martine L. Dear Martine: I have found a great pattern with raglan sleeves. Look for Burda 3013. You can make it in any length, including a Cunic length. The fiattern also features long or short sleeves and a V- rieck as well as a jewel neckline. : If you can't find Burda patterns in yiour area, request tjiat your fabric S[tore carry them, or at least carry EUNICE FARMER King Features 4* the pattern catalog so you can order them. I love Burda patterns and feel they should be available $> everyone. All Burda patterns 4re multisize, and they all now have the standard %-inch seam allowance. Dear Eunice Farmer: My most frustrating sewing problem is keeping the V-neckline on today's blouses and jackets from stretch- i)ig out of shape. Help! — Connie &• J Dear Connie: I have covered this problem before, so please save this column for future use. ; The V-neckline is cut on an angle, so the bias grain easily is pulled out of shape. Machine- sjtitch on the seamline before at'* t FALL FASHION Pattern: Burda 3013 taching the facing. Carefully pull the bobbin thread from the wrong side of the fabric until it is eased slightly. Stitch from the shoulder to the V on both sides of the neckline. Don't pull your thread to form gathers. Before you cut the facing, take a small fold of your pattern at the center of the long V. When you apply it to the neckline it will retain the neckline shape and stabilize it. Dear Eunice Farmer: Please share some tips about sewing on squishy knits. They slide around when stitching, and I never can get a professional look. — Doris B. Dear Doris: With so many different sewing machines, it is necessary to play around with yours and see what works best for you. There are no hard and fast rules. Use your embroidery foot. It allows the fabric to pass through more easily. Also, stitch with a small zigzag, and use fine cotton thread regardless of the fiber content of your fabric. A good point to remember: Never use thread that is stronger than your fabric. Seam ripper winner Winner of the lighted seam ripper and needle threader, for the sewing tip of the week, is Theresa Grosso of Largo, Fla. Her tip: "When removing thread from a bobbin to replace the new color, slip the bobbin in your pocket and pull the thread until it is removed completely and ready to be discarded. The bobbin won't fall on the floor or slip out of your hand." You could win a lighted seam ripper and needle threader. Send your sewing tips to Eunice Farmer, Box 31729, St. Louis, MO 63131. If she selects your tidbit for publication, you'll receive this sewing notion. Farmer is a nationally recognized authority on sewing. She is an author, teacher, lecturer and fashion reporter, and she owns her own fabric boutique and sewing school. Pleats, sweaters, topcoats hot for fall By The Associated Press ft .". NEW YORK — So, what will the stylish woman be wearing this $11? J Long pleated skirts and pleated coats, trouser skirts and lots of sweaters, says David Wolfe, cre- a'tive director of Doneger Design Direction, a fashion trend fore- qasting service. ^'"lt was a good season for good wearable clothes," said Wolfe, who viewed the major European and New .York designer shows for fall 1998. "Fashion is coming back to life." Wolfe picks the following as "solid, commercial ideas from the collections" that are sure to ripple out and influence the fashion industry: • Long coats, to go over the season's long, long skirts. "Fashion is coming back to life." David Wolfe fashion trend forecaster • Fur-trimmed accessories, sweaters, tops and coats including fox, mink, sable, chinchilla and lamb coats. • Padded jackets, coats and vests. • Big sweaters, sparkling sweaters, soft, sheer sweaters and sweatercoats. He also likes shrugs, those tiny bolero sweaters that are sometimes nothing more than sleeves and a back. Topcoats on top for men Knee-length topcoats in dark colors with notched collars will be seen everywhere this fall, says the National Association of Men's Sportswear Buyers. At recent runway shows, the topcoat added an evening look to daywear and a dress-up touch to casual wear. "This category leaned very much toward an evening mood, with just a few designs falling into the all-purpose or sporty category," the NAMSB reported. A traditional topcoat was one of the few conventional designs in Cynthia Rowley's first men's wear collection. Tommy Hilfiger used deep, plush fabric and body-seam shaping for his topcoat. 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But the suit of the moment goes further than usual: it is a fitted trunk reminiscent of the styles sported by Sean Connery in "Dr. No" and "Thunderball," playing that pinnacle of masculinity, James Bond. "It's a good look," said Malia Mills, the swimwear designer who has earned a place in women's hearts in recent years by selling tops and bottoms separately for different figures. "There have been these sort of twin stigmas that if a woman wears a tight dress she must be slutty and if a guy wears a tight swimsuit he must tii* gay. Those lines are really blurred* now, and I think it's refreshing/'' ~. Asked for help in tracking dowrl' the epitome of the James Bond- swimsuit, Mills, who does not de-" sign men's suits, readily agreed. Right off the bat, she found a bo-,, nanza of offerings at Saks Fiftbp Avenue in the designer and swimwear boutiques. One was a- John Bartlett box-cut suit ($145),!; whose upper half rolls down overf the waist like a pair of scuba- trunks half peeled off. 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