The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 20, 1996 · Page 11
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THE SALINA JOURNAL T SEW SIMPLE LIFE SATURDAY. JANUARY 20, 1996 B3 Alter pattern to suit figure change EUNICE FARMER King Features Older woman's jacket should no longer hike up in back Dear Eunice Farmer: I have a problem that you have not addressed, yet it affects many older women. My back is quite rounded, and jackets always hike up in the back arid stand away from my * ~ neck. Is there a pattern adjustment that can help? — Gail T. 'Dear Gail: I'm sorry I haven't written about this before, as this is a much-needed alteration. The truth is, most of us experience some figure changes with age. The proper fit of a garment will minimize figure faults instead of drawing attention to them. To give yourself every fitting advantage, you'll need to master some pattern adjustment technicalities. A noticeable curve at the back shoulders and neck causes the neckline to stand away from the body and the back of the jacket to ride up. To remedy the situation for a smooth fit, add extra length to the back shoulder area. Draw two adjustment lines on the bodice Jjack pattern as illus- T IN THE HOME MARY LOU ODLE KSU-Saline County Extension Agent Family and Consumer Sciences trated. Cut the pattern on these lines and spread to add back length. This automatically creates a neckline dart, which helps fit .the back bodice to your figure's rounded contours. During a trial fitting of the garment, you may prefer to divide the dart into two smaller darts. You must have a center back seam for this alteration. If your pattern doesn't have a back seam, add a seam allowance and create one. I discovered an excellent article on fitting problem areas in the McCall winter 1995-96 sewing fashion magazine ($2.95), available at fabric shops. For further information, write McCall Pattern Co., 11 Penn Plaza, New York,-N.Y. 10001, or call (212) 465-6800. Dear Eunice Farmer: How late can we wear velvet? Also, can I wear a sheer metallic top with a full chiffon skirt? I am planning a wardrobe for a spring cruise and don't want to be out of fashion. — NitaS. Dear Nita: I wouldn't wear velvet for a cruise, as it's a little late for that fabric. The sheer metallic top over .a full chiffon skirt would be perfect. This type of fabric doesn't seem to have a season in today's fashion world. Your full chiffon skirt sounds perfect to sear with various tops, so dress it up or down. Cruises aren't as dressy as they once were. Dear Eunice Farmer: When T INTERIOR DESIGN BABY shirring fabric by using elastic thread in the bobbin, is it necessary to tie the elastic at the end of each row? — Connie M. Dear Connie: I have done lots of machine shirring, especially when making puckered jackets, and have never found it necessary to tie the threads at each end of stitching. Use your standard thread at the top and the elastic thread in the bobbin. After you have shirred each section, stitch V* inch from the cut edge, around each section of the garment. This makes construction much easier because it holds the shirring in place. Sim-Flex winner Winner of the Sim-Flex accurate measuring gauge, for the sewing tip of the week, is Sharon Paolini, Mt. Pleasant; 111. Her tip: "I have many hard- and softbound sewing books, but some do not lie flat unless I break the binding. My solution: Take them to one of those multifunctional office- supply centers. For only a couple of dollars, I have the original binding cut off and have the book spiral bound. The books lay flat, and no longer do I have to put my pin cushion or ruler on the book to hold the pages in place." You, too, could win a Sim-Flex gauge. Send your sewing tips to Farmer, in care of Eunice Farmer, Box 31729, St. Louis, Mo. 63131. If she selects your tidbit for publication, you'll get a Sim-Flex. Farmer is a nationally recognized authority on sewing. She is an author, teacher, lecturer and fashion reporter, and she owns a fabric boutique and sewing school. From clothes to linen closets... Fashion designers turn creative eyes to housewares; Christian Dior and Bill Blass were pioneers Livestock offer more than meat Bones yield fertilizer; animal fat gives us candies, cosmetics When most people think about livestock products, they think of steak,' hamburger, roasts. We as consumers benefit a great deal more from the livestock industry than having meat on our table. When it comes to recycling, the by-products of livestock have been recycled for years into many things we consider necessities. China, crochet hooks, dice, teething rings, glue, tools, high grade steel, bone meal, gelatin, cardboard, capsules, food and fertilizer are all made from the bones of annuals. Gelatin from livestock bones are used in making marshmallows, photographic film, cigarette paper and paint rollers. All kinds of leather goods come from the hides, such as clothing, sporting goods, mitts, footballs, shoes, purses and leather furniture. Detergents, pesticMes, foam for use at airport runways, industrial oils and drum heads come from the body chemicals of animals. Fat from the animals is used to manufacture chewing gum, candies, soap, animal feeds, pet food, candles, balloons, garden hoses, galvanized steel, medications, plastics, tin cans and cosmetics. Shoe polish, adhesives, asphalt, cork, animal feeds and cancer research use the blood from animals. Vitamins from glands Livestock glands are used in manufacturing of numerous pharmaceutical preparations such as vitamins, thyroid tablets and hormones. Blood marrow concentrates are used in the treatment of various blood disorders. Other by-products of the livestock industry that we utilize are musical instruments, violin strings, tennis rackets, insulation, wiener casings, crayons, fabric dye, matches and paints. The next time you are driving down the road and see cattle in the pasture or in a feedlot, remember that we get much more from these animals than what appears on our dinner table. By BARBARA MAYER The Associated Press If you love his clothes, you'll adore his house- wares. At least that's the message behind the Calvin Klein Collection of luxury products for the home. Bedding, towels, dinnerware, flatware and decorative accessories are among an impressive — and expensive*— home products line which debuted recently at the opening of the designer's flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Table linens and shower curtains are due soon, and fabrics by the yard and furniture are waiting in the wings. The products, also introduced in upscale department stores, range from about $10 for a washcloth to $1,500 for a cashmere throw. Dinnerware starts at about $50 a place setting, and a single sheet starts at about $50. In a monument to architectural minimalism designed by British architect John Pawson, the 20,000- square foot shop on four levels displays a full complement of Calvin Klein products starting with fragrance and underwear. With everything under one roof, the Calvin Klein aesthetic is readily apparent. Like the clothes he designs, his home furnishings are a study in simplicity and luxury. The same neutral colors and similar materials — linen, cashmere and cotton — dominate. Why home furnishings now? "It was a natural development," says Patsy Pollack, president of the Calvin Klein Home Collection. "People are very interested in the way Calvin and Kelly (his wife) live, and these products represent the way that he lives in his different "People are very interested in the way Calvin and Kelly (his wife) live, and these products represent the way he lives in his different homes" Patsy Pollack president Calvin Klein Home Collection Attention Parents! Those wishing to publicize the birth or adoption of their baby may do so. Forms are available at the Journal office, 333 S. Fourth, which detail all information the staff needs to write the announcement. There is no charge for this service. Type or print information, as errors are common when handwriting is difficult to read. Questions? Call the Life department, 823-6363, or 1-800827-6363. homes. He likes linen at the beach and sateen in the city." Led by Ralph Lauren, expansion into home products appears to be an idea of the moment in the fashion world. Licensing an established name can be lucrative. "We have a new boutique in Bloomingdale's where we show our shoes and eyeglasses," says Adrienne Vittadini whose linens are sold under the Fieldcrest label. "I would love to have a store like Ralph with everything all together so that it makes a big impact. You need to have goals, and this is one of mine." Margaret Hayes, president of The Fashion Group International in New York, says the segue from clothes closets to linen closets is a natural because the home furnishings industry is growing faster than the apparel industry. "The easiest area to enter is domestics," she says. "Not so many move beyond that into table top and furniture." Designer bedding is hardly a new idea. Christian Dior was one of the pioneers, and Bill Blass has been designing sheets for Springs Industries since 1970. But when they think of expanding their empires into the home, fashion designers today may well think of Ralph Lauren. Lauren inaugurated a home collection in 1983. It now includes furniture and products for nearly every room. Furniture, which requires a whole new set of manufacturing techniques and is costly to produce, remains the great divide. Yet the gap is narrowing. This fall, the Guess Home Collection is adding wrought iron beds, night tables and wallpaper-covered chests of drawers to its line of home furnishings such as bedding and towels. Many of the new designs evolved from store displays and fixtures, says Michel Benasra, CEO and design director of the Los Angeles-based subsidiary of the Guess apparel firm. Prices will range from $140 for a small table to about $1,250 for a queen size bed with a canopy. Vinyl Replacement Windows & Doors Featuring SYSTEM R -Insulating glass, | argon gas filled, the ultimate in R value and sound control. • 10 year written warranty • Wood grain interior now available • Low E on both panes of glass Waynes Custom Replacement Windows & Remodeling Class That Performs Carl Strecker, Salesman Showroom At 1900 S. Broadway Wayne Wetzel-Ownei- 30 years experience B7 K.Q XnQ A son, Brett Kurt, was born Jan. 2, to Kurt and Shelley Budke of Athens, Texas. The father is a former Salinan. Grandparents are Art and Marlene Balthazor of Wichita and John and Margie Budke of Salina. Great-grandparents are Bill and Norma Hadley of Wakeeney. T FOOTWEAR The mod shod: boots go with everything By Fort Worth Star-Telegram Fashion has gotten the boot. Not since the '60s have designers been so crazy about winter's favorite footwear. Boots clearly are the season's hottest fashion accessory, giving modern appeal to pants, skirts and dresses alike. Ankle boots with skinny heels, worn with narrow trousers? Super chic. Calf-length go-go boots and sheath dresses? Very modern. Traditional riding boots with slim, skirts? Classic beauty. Long or short. Zip-up or lace- up. Black or brown. Anything goes with boots these days, as long as the outfit doesn't get too fussy. "We put midcalf, block-heel boots with short dresses and short, skinny-heel boots with flat-front, narrow trousers," says Robert Duffy, a partner of designer Marc Jacobs. He says the idea of wearing boots with dresses should please women who want extra leg coverage during winter. Opaque hose, tights, and leggings are good legwear choices. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Salina City Commission intends to involve in the governing process as many qualified citizens as possible. To that end, the commission announces that vacancies do now or will soon exist on the following citizen boards and commissions: Accessibility Advisory Board Salina Airport Authority Building Codes Advisory and Appeals Board Community Corrections Board Heritage Commission Library Board If you are interested in serving the community by becoming a member of one of these boards or commissions, you are asked to fill out a short Expression of Interest Form. Only those citizens who have returned a completed Expression of Interest Form to the city Clerk's office by January 31 will be considered for the above appointments. You are urged to act at your earliest convenience. All members of boards and commissions serve without pay - out of a concern for the public good. Forms and more information are available in the City Clerk's office, Room 206, City-County Building, 300 West Ash. If you have questions, please call the City Clerk at 826-7240. I Brunch Buffet 11 am-2pm Roast Baron of Beef Baked Cod Fried Chicken Fried Shrimp BBQ Ribs Italian Sausage w/Sauteed Green Peppers &. Onions Macaroni &. Cheese Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Also, try an . p eas w /p ea rl Omelet of your Onions choice or our • Crinkle Cut Carrots freshly made • Salad Bar &. Ice waffles Cream Included Children W & Under *4. 95 , Children Under 5 FREE * Retired Senior Citizens Receive $ 1 Off Sunday Lunch Buffet Sunday Breakfast Buffet, 7am 11am 5 5 HOUDOMI 1616 W. Crawford • Salina, KS 823-1739

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