The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 11, 1997 · Page 6
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SATURDAY. OCTOBER 11. 1997 FASHION THE SALINA JOURNAL V SEW SIMPLE Fleece jacket mimics ready-to-wear EUNICE FARMER King Features Dear Eunice Farmer: I would like to make fleece jackets for my grown-up kids like the •ones in ready-to-wear, but I don't know' much about this fabric. What type of pattern and construction should I use? — Katie P. Dear Katie: This great fabric is often referred to as Po- larfleece or Polartec, the trademark names for the original fabric. You'll find different names, but it's all basically the same. Fleece is available in different weights yet is almost weightless. It's soft, easy to sew and comes in beautiful solid colors and exciting prints. It's machine washable — do not dry clean. If the pile is extra high, some pilling may occur. .. Fleece is a knit. It doesn't ravel, so leave the outer edges without a finish, or serge with a wide stitch using wooly nylon thread or hpnd-sew the cut edges with a blanket stitch. ,Cut in one direction, and use long, glass-head ,pins. It's easier to pin and sew a pile fabric. Kwick-Sew 2291, sized XS-XL, is a great unisex jacket with a zipper closing. You'll end up •making dozens of items for gifts, too! !'';'! highly recommend a great book called I'Tolarfleece Pizzazz" by Ruthann Spiegelhoff land Judy Laube. It contains many patterns, detailed instructions and nifty ideas. Look for [fjat your favorite fabric store. >Dear Eunice Farmer: I'm making six ridesmaids gowns for a wedding at Christes. jThe girls all live in different areas. How n I possibly fit them successfully? — Pam C. k TRENDS Pattern: Kwlck-Sew 2291 Dear Pam: I always recommend separates, like a fitted bodice worn over the skirt. You will have much fewer headaches. Get their measurements, and make sure they are accurate. Make sample bodices, and, send them to each bridesmaid. Be sure someone fits them who knows what she is doing, to help avoid excessive last-minute alterations. Dear Eunice Farmer: I'm making my daughter's wedding gown for next spring and have found the most beautiful lace with a scalloped edge. I would love to use this edge at the curved neckline of the gown, but it's straight and I don't know how to make it curve. I am using it for the sleeves and the bodice. — Rita W. Dear Rita: Fortunately, lace doesn't ravel, and it is woven on fine netting, so you can cut it apart for motifs as well as edgings. Cut a narrow strip from the edge, cutting around parts of the pattern, then apply by hand in small sections to achieve a curve. Don't try to turn under the edges of the lace; apply flat with tiny running stitches. If you examine expensive ready-made gowns, you will see how easy it is to do this technique. The beauty of the lace makes it impossible to worry about small details that will never show. Your daughter is lucky; a gown made by her mother is a treasure in today's world and surely the gift of love because of the hours of work necessary. Winner of the lighted seam ripper and needle threader, for the sewing tip of the week, is Shirley Burnett of Lake Charles, La. Her tip: "To help distinguish between the right and wrong side of fabric, place a small safety pin on the right side, near the seam line, after cutting each piece of the pattern. You can immediately tell which side is which." You, too, 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. r elvet will update an autumn wardrobe • -\ [lus'Hlabfjc shows up in variety colors in everything from Shoes to shirts to dresses ley SUZANNE BROWN '*"ripi>s Howard News Service NEW YORK — Fall is a season when the ma- erial rather than the cut of clothes tells the jj tory. Mannish pin stripes send a no-nonsense g nessage in daytime suits, and leather is the Ubiquitous choice for jackets and coats. But Bjne fabric can be worn for casual to elegant oc- •j$asioris alike — velvet. •] You can instantly update your wardrobe by IT LEGWEAR adding something, anything, in velvet. It could be a velvet shirt to pair with jeans, a mock turtleneck to wear with daytime suits or a velvet evening dress for a black-tie gala. Velvet shoes, scarves, hats and handbags also are in stores. You can spend thousands for a precious silk velvet gown or a pittance on accessories and clothes in synthetic velvet at discount stores. And while you'll be able to find black, the freshest velvets are in color, from pastels to rich jewel tones. Stretch velvet also is making an impact, showing up in everything from leggings and turtlenecks to long, flowing skirts and dresses. "The most interesting thing for fall is the fabrics," says LaVelle Olexa, vice president for fashion merchandising at Lord & Taylor in New York. "Velvet is being worked in new and interesting ways, especially for day. It's a season of contrasts, when you'll have hard-edged modern fabrics and the plushness of velvet in the same outfit." She says the trend is to mix velvet throughout a wardrobe and not reserve it for special occasions. "It's such a luxurious fabric, and it feels so good that people should have the permission to wear it all the time." The popularity of velvet has been building for a couple of seasons, and it's not going to be fading any time soon. The Associated Press 1 , ij A New York model wears a Hugo Boss design for fall and win- c ter 1997-98 menswear. The plaid topcoat covers a brown wool! suit. This month's GQ magazine reports on a survey by DNR,, the menswear trade journal, that indicated 37 percent of the 0( men responding considered suits their most prized wardrobe possession. Ihort skirts put focus on hosiery A. SCOTT WALTON 'MftxNews Service t£ I ATLANTA — It's not going too 'far out on a limb to say that legs will be one of fashion's main fo- iepses this fall. In fact, there's a $§6-page picture book — with a (forward by innovative hosiery de§ * ;ner Donna Karan and cover art photographer Herb Ritts — ti- d "The Leg" (GPG, $45) that re- i&ntly debuted. J&The proliferation of short and igjilt skirts in designers' collections rffiis season — not to mention the •tqzzying array of footwear choices *j~ makes choosing the right psiery that much more impor- nt^<- iln its blockbuster fall fashion is- ie, Vogue magazine recommends these looks: opaque hose with flowered ankle embroidery worn with strappy heels and a long slit skirt; citrus-colored knee-highs worn with platform pumps and a micro-mini; and ultrasheer stockings worn with lacy gowns. Ribbed, colored or woven hosiery can help give last year's outfit a whole new look. Knee- highs, ankle socks and calf-high styles add youthful twists to whatever you care to wear. The look and feel are the prime considerations that Lisa Scott, 28, a cable television account associate, will bring to bear when deciding how best to cover, her legs. "I like the way my legs look more than anything," Scott says. "And if (the stockings) have a little texture to them, it actually de- fines my legs even more." On the subject of hosiery's improved stretchability, Scott added: "Whatever I buy has to fit snug and not bunch up at the knees. It has to be soft, stretchy and breathable. And they can't bead up after I've only washed them a couple of times." Suit yourself in Hanes Silk Reflections tights ($7.50) that are subtly striped to wear with this season's pinstripe suit. For a classic look, pair sheer rib trouser socks by L'eggswear ($2.79) with plaid pants, a turtleneck and leather jacket. Wear herringbone knee-highs ($4.50) from Hanes Silk Reflections with a miniskirt or a tailored pantsuit. Revisit the '50s with doggie socks ($7). Down Payment Payments Interest For Six Months w .,v<-. Uniquely Designed For Undisturbed Sleep. Ours lilt- /)*' A'ol Di\lnrl> ,V/<mivvv Salina Journal In a random survey of 300 USD #305 adult residents, telephone polls and mail-in surveys were used to find out how Salmans learn of information concerning the Salina public schools; ' >'' ' •>' < Here's what y$fy jt ^ *? i i Of ft.:. U liV, T Source of Information Newspaper Friends/ Family Students/Children Radio Television Teachers PTA meetings Percentage polled by phone 64% 29% 26% 12% 10% 10% 4% Percentage polled by mail lieaulyrcst Pocketed Coil springs respond individually. NOW ON TVvuiEa.Pc $ 189 Full Ea. PC..., *259 Queen 2 pc. set $ 589 3pc. set. „ Rows: Dally 9:00-5:30 Saturday 9-5 * Sunday 1-5 1930 8. 9th t Salina t 828*3971

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