The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 17
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 17

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 22, 1981
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asic boots, denims are everyday attire TV Compulog Service Carlene WatWna knows her western wear. Although she's the only one who doesn't wear western-style clothes on the net ABC aerie*, "Bert of the Welt," she's been putting on denims' And cowboy boots tot as long as the can remember. After all, she grew up in Texas. As Elvira, the beautiful and hope- leesly spoiled wife of Marshal Sam Best, Watklns wears clothes that are "not as much western as rich." "1 wear a lot of velvets, lace and latin on the show, not rustic burlaps, flannels and leathers," the actress Mid. "I'm perfectly content with looking really feminine on 'Best Of The West.'" Practical stylet Off-camera, Watkins dresses quite the opposite. "I grew up with pearl-button western shirts, leather belts and suede vesta. That was everyday drag for me," she said. "I can't believe that the look swept the country because that was my everyday dress. "I still wear western clothes; I've always loved the look. Growing up with it, I never thought it would be fashion because it is specialized clothing. But now you can even buy satin and silk western-cut shirts. I •till like the good, old-fashioned carefree western clothes. "Cotton denims and shirts require little care as opposed to silk, which you must dry clean everytime you wear them. Cottons are very cat. They're Indestructable and they always look better everytime- you' wear them.'i wear t lot of jeans and I put them in the washer before I ever even wear them. 1 also put my cotton work shirts through the mill. Those light blue, western cut Woutes last forever..." "Western clothes are very easy to wear plus they look great. I've always loved all the variations of western wear. Levis', Lee's, and Wrangler's lines are terrific. Now they're old companies that have been around for years and their clothes are very authentic because they started making their Jeans for real cowboys. Now they've branched out and make good western wear for women. I love the western shirts they design that are full at the top, tailored at the waist with a long tail to tuck in, that's real cowboy look that the designers have cut to fit Women's bodies." An ideal woman's western look', Watkin's said, "is a layered one, putting bright flannel plaid in green or red with a bulky cashmere or wool sweater over that and a thick leather belt over a mid-length skirt with fringe on the bottom, a jacket, headband and heavy leather boots. Aa much as you can put on is what the western look's about. The more, the better because you're dressing for the fashion and the season." "All you really need is jeans and a shirt. To look western, add acces- Carlene Watkins soriee," Carlene said of her basic outfits. "Boots, belts and vesta in heavy leathers with lots of fringes are real western, even though now they've come out with clothes that have feathers, fringes, and beads. Suedes and leathers are the best, most authentic western styles. I have an assortment of really good heavy belt* with nice heavy brass buckles and a bunch of turquoise and silver belts that are six-inches wide, which really tie a big heavy skirt, sweater and poncho or shawl together. I'm wearing beaded belts now, too, be- cause Indian wear is a big part of western styles. "I also wear moccasins, but I must admit that I've got a ton of cowboy boots which is what I generally wear because I love them. I just bought a burgundy suede pair of short cowboy boots with embroidery that are fashionable but I still Wear my original western Frye boots with the square too, my real pair of leather cowboy boots with the really pointed toes and curbed heels, and my boots with a steel toe guard which are real cowboy style. Sunday, November 22,1961 - The Sallna Journal Page 17 $ 10"orr AH Chte J*«n» A Corduroys hi).i* rebate *5 Iran SUtton JtdMte Why «r» w« slvlttfl you «i» world'! best of f«r on the wofld'* best fitting |Mti»t w*'r» wr« 1ha» ontt you've worn « pair Of Chic leans by h.l.i, you'll never buy another brand. No mat- tar what your shape or <JM, Mrtactty proper ttdiwd Chic Wns can fit you — front to back, (op to bottom. Jean Station MM State Mat)-SaNna Aiglevllle • Manhattan Sew placemat purses CUDS, forks spoons and plates aren't the greatest fashion accessories. But another tableware staple — the placemat — can become a colorful cloth purse that fits beautifully with today's quilted styles. Marilyn Stryker, an extension 4-H clothing specialist for Kansas State University, says a placemat purse also is a great gift Idea. The only supplies needed to make the purse are one reversible fabric placemat, which is rectangular; a large.but- ton; matching thread and five inches of V«-inch elastic. To make the purse, position the placemat vertically, with the wrong side of the fabric up. Fold the lower end of the placemat up, leaving a three-inch section for the purse flap at the top. Pin the sides of the fold. Machine stitph those sides close to the placemat edge. If the edges are bound, a zipper foot can make stitching close to the binding easier. Fold the flap over and mark the location of the button with a pin. Sew the button on. Use V4-inch elastic to form a loop large enough for the button. Whipstitch loop edges to the underside of the purse flap. You'll probably be tempted to make the purses by the dozen, Stryker says. Engagement Auten-Weeks Pamela K. Auten and David D. Weeks, Ellsworth, announce their engagement. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Fruechting, Salina, and Mr. and Mrs. Al Weeks, Hoxle. Miss Auten works at Cashco, Inc., Ellsworth, and her fiance is the industrial arts teacher at Ellsworth High School. They have set May 29,1982, as their wedding date. New baby A daughter, Terra Christine, was born Nov. 14 to former Salinans Mr. and Mrs. Kevin (Cindy) DeMars, Piano, Texas. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson, 2218 Roach, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde DeMars, 239 N. West Place. Great-grandparents are Herman Poss and Gust Olson, Pelican Rapids, Minn. Open 1-5 pm Sunday Harold Cooley NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT UO >. Santa N Downtown SaUna THE CREWNECK SWEATER an investment classic initialed free, two weeks only. REGULAR 5.00 THREE INITIAL MONOGRAM yours free on any crew neck sweater from our large collection, to give or to get, they're number one on falls fashion list. 100% wool and wool blend sweaters in pink, It. blue, grey, cream, yellow, navy, green or lavender. Choose from diamond block or three initial script monogram design. Sportswear Dept.-lst Floor OPEN SUNDAYS 1 TO 5 PM UNTIL CHRISTMAS

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