The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 11, 1986 · Page 8
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Living Today The Salina Journal Saturday, January 11,1986 Page d Bridesmaid's blouse made of lace Sew simple By EUNICE FARMER Cowles Syndicate Inc. Dear Eunice Farmer: My daughter would like her bridesmaids to wear white lace shirt blouses with long white crepe skirts. Recently you had a pattern suggestion for lace, but unfortunately, I didn't save the pattern. Now I really need help! — Mrs. Ralph G. Dear Mrs. G.: I will repeat my pattern suggest i o n, but please keep it handy this time because my space is too limited to do this often. I suggested Butterick 3590 for your lace shirt blouse. It is simple to make and effective. I would eliminate the pockets in order to make it more dressy. If you feel an interfacing is necessary, please use polyester organza in order not to make the lace opaque. Organza is lightweight and firm and gives just the right amount of crispness for the shirt collar, cuffs and fronts. This pattern also has my favorite type of camisole, that is, slightly curved up at the underarm. I would make this out of the same fabric as the skirt. For contrast, you might use one of the lovely embroidered ribbons about two to three inches wide as a cummerbund belt. Other options would be a double-faced satin ribbon as a sash or a beautiful buckle with a self-fabric belt. This should be a sophisticated wedding. Your bridesmaids will really be able to wear this blouse over and over, not just for the ceremony as so often happens. Dear Eunice Farmer: What is the secret to fitting pantsuits? I love them, but they never fit in the leg area. The crotch is always too low. Help!-Mrs. M.F. Dear Mrs. M.F.: This secret is simple. The most important measurement for a pantsuit is the length of your body from the shoulder to the crotch. You might get in the habit of fitting the pants part of the pattern separately if there is a waistline seam. If the pantsuit is cut in one piece, measure from the shoulder to the curve of the crotch. You must allow at least two inches for ease. You might want to make a simple fitting pattern with Trace-a-Pattern first. This could be a guide for any further projects and would surely be worth the little extra tune if you wear pantsuits often. It's also a good idea to sit down in your sample pattern to check the ease in the legs, etc. A pantsuit can be wonderful — and comfortable—if it fits perfectly. Dear Eunice Farmer: What is the importance of a center back seam on jackets? Some have a seam and many patterns don't.—Marylou B. Dear Marylou: A perfectly straight, boxy jacket often will not have a center back seam because there is virtually no fitting. I prefer a center back seam that is slightly shaped for the contour of your back. You will never find a man's jacket without a center back seam that is shaped, so if you are looking for a better fit, select your pattern accordingly. This weeks's winner of the SimFlex measuring guide for the sewing tip of the week is Leona Dittfield, 13 Dunham Place, Whitesboro, N.Y 13492. Her tip: "When clipping a seam allowance clear down to the stitching line to release a seam that is curved, here is a simple test to use. Grasp the fabric at each end of the stay-stitching line. If your seam line is perfectly straight, you have clipped often and deep enough. If it is not perfectly straight, clip into the curved sections until a straight line is formed.'' (You, too, could win a SimFlex folding measure. Send your sewing tips to Eunice Farmer, P.O. Box 4994, Des Moines, Iowa, 50306. If she selects your tip for publication, Farmer will send you the SimFlex.) I " THIRI'S SOMETHING NEW AT . HiCKORYHUT • - FRESHER, JUICIER, A BETTER TASTINQ • o SANDWICHES • u Beef, Pork or Ham only $1.99 rag. I " KOw50%OFF the second sandwich when you purchase the first at regular price with this coupon. ALSO INTRODUCING RIB DINNERS • Open: Mon.-Sat. 11 am-9 pm, Closed Sundays DRIVE-THRU ONLY 1717 W. Crawford Call ahead to »av« time 825-1588 Tight weave desirable in upholstery fabrics ByMARYLOUODLE County Extension Home Economist Upholstered furniture can be a major expense when furnishing a home. The part that may wear out first, if you don't buy wisely, is the fabric cover. Of course, you will want to investigate the construction of a sofa or chair, the way the frame is made, what it is made of, the In the home padding, fabric covering, its construction and the fiber content. There are some guidelines to follow when choosing upholstery fabric. These will apply whether you are buying furniture off the show room floor, or fabric by the yard to recover a piece of furniture. Look closely at the fabric used on new furniture, ask the salesman for a color swatch in the same line or look at the arm protectors. • Check the surface and weave. The tighter the weave and the tighter the twist of the yarns, the more durable the fabric will be. Are there loose or large slub yarns (usually for decorative effect) that may snag and break? Is the fabric woven so loosely it will not be durable? Check the pile on such fabrics as velvets, friezes, etc. The denser the pile, the better the pile and the better the per- formance and durability. • Check the fiber content. Study the properties of the various fiber families. Apply this information when buying upholstery fabric. For example, cotton or nylon velvet will wear much longer than rayon velvet. Rayon and acetate fabrics will have a shorter wear life and be less durable than cotton, nylon or acrylic. • Check the back. Most upholstery fabrics are coated on the back with a material such as latex or acrylic resin. This stabilizes the fabric and helps keep it firm and smooth over the padding. It also helps prevent seam and yarn slippage. However, look carefully. Excessively heavy backing is often used to conceal poor quality fabric or construction. • Check the texture. It doesn't have to be smooth or coarse, but make sure it isn't too scratchy for bare legs and arms, or too hot, clammy or slick to sit on (as some plastics may be). • Read all the labels. They will tell you if special finishes have been used. Often they will give suggestions on the care of the fabric. A fabric with a stain repellent finish, such as Scotchgard or Teflon, may cost a little more, but it is worth the extra money. It keeps the fabric looking nice longer and makes it easier to clean. • Look for the cleanability code. A voluntary cleanability code — which gives information for the proper cleaning method appropriate for a particular fabric — may be found under the seat cushion. The furniture salesman should be able to provide this information for you. Look for these symbols and their meaning: W — Use water-based cleaner: Spot clean this, fabric, using only the foam of a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or commercial upholstery shampoo. Use sparingly. Avoid over-wetting. Some household cleaning solvents may damage the color, fiber and/or appearance of a fabric. Overall cleaning by a pror fessional furniture cleaning service is recommended. S — Use solvent cleaner: Spot clean this fabric with mild, water-free, drycleaning solvent available in local stores. Use sparingly in a well ventilated room. Overall cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service is recommended. S-W—Either of the above methods may be used. X — Vacuum only: Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime. Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, fading or spotting. Careful selection and care of upholstered furniture can mean years of use. Vittadini spring: Loose, cool as Caribbean breeze NEW YORK (AP) - Adrienne Vittadini rhumbas into spring and summer with an island-inspired collection featuring sexy bandeaus and cropped pants and oversized palm printed T-shirts with skintight leggings. The Vittadini look is like a Caribbean breeze, loose and cool, and brings a breath of fresh air to Seventh Avenue this season. She begins with traditional spring- summer shades of navy, white and yellow in pairings like skimpy baggy shorts with striped knit cardigans, striped knit cropped tops with knee- length straight skirts and slim striped dresses. But things lieat up with her palm and flower printed garb, all accented by kicky straw hats. The palm group came on a white backround with big, pink flowers, bright green leaves and were sprinkled with tiny sparkles. Giant T-shirts that fell thigh-length had netted yokes and were paired with skinny white leggings, cropped at the ankle. Vittadini's skirts were largely el- astic-waisted, long and loose and teamed with tummy-baring cropped tops or bandeaus with unconstructed jackets. A knit tunic top in a violet and green palm tree print with big leaves that draped over the shoulder and continued onto the back of the top THE JEAN STATION was also nice. Another group successfully mixed paisleys and checks in stark black and white as in a paisley bustier with baggy, checked pants and matching jacket or an oversized checked shirt tied at the midriff with paisley cropped pants. Though the overall feeling of the collection was long and loose, Vit- tadini also offered plenty of sizzling skirts and dresses in mini-lengths. In one group, models paraded down the runway to James Bond music, wearing dark sunglasses and some hugging short skirts in black, white and yellow. These were teamed with roomy V-neck cardigans with brass button accents. But her ribbed knits in deep toffee were standouts in styles including tunic tops and bicyle pants and huggy turtleneck minis with matching dolman sleeve jackets, cinched at the waist with wide metallic gold belts. tump iiiiiili Regular Priced Merchandise ENTIRE STOCK INCLUDED ALL SALES FINAL NO EXCHANGES »NO REFUNDS »NO LAYAWAYS •^§ MID STATE MALL, SALINA EE ALL PAYMENTS COLLECTED BY AUTHORIZED RECIPIENT WILL BE DEPOSITED 1 st National Bank ACCT. #793-961 PUBLIC SALE OF REPOSSESSED SEWING MACHINES VACUUMS FROM DEALER ACCOUNT NO. 533687 by Order of Secured Party WILL BE HELD AT: Best Western-Mid America Inn, Salina 1-70 at Exit 252 Time: Friday, Jan. 10 — 10:3O A.M. to 8:OO P.M. Saturday, Jan. 11 — 9:3O A.M. to 7:OO P.M. Sale limited to inventory available, only These units were repossessed from a large Mid-West dealer and will be sold directly to the public. Name brand sewing machines — Singer — Pfaff — Necchi — Bernina — Etna — Viking — White — Riccar and more New, Original Values to $1500.00. Prices start at $58.00. Used from $25.00. Inventory includes some Sergers and Walking Foot Upholstery Machines. Vacuum Cleaners — Eureka — Hoovers — Kirby — Compact — Rainbow — Electrolux — Panasonic — Filter Queen and more. New, Original Values to $950.00. Prices start at $48.00. Used from $25.00. Also included — other bankruptcy and closeout merchandise. Cash — Visa — MasterCard — American Express. All New Units With Full Factory Warranties No Phone Calls Please ^ I I Vittadini's nighttime styles were sparse but wonderful in glittering black and gold, accented with flat gold loafers and sparkling headbands. Among the nicest were her black sleeveless dress splashed with shimmering gold coin dots and a bubble dress featuring a shirred, strapless gold acetate and rayon bodice and puffed skirt over black and gold leaf-printed leggings. Soup supper planned Leslie Kreps Post 62 of the American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a soup supper from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the post home, 142 S. Seventh. Chili or vegetable soup and cake will be served. Proceeds will be used to purchase flags to be carried in parades. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. BUY EVER DEFROST SE7TINB $ 199 Limited Quantities Famous Worldwide I i o Lfuonundb" Quality All Hotpoint & G.E. Microwave Ovens on sale at the lowest prices ever. Only At MID-AMERICA APPLIANCE CENTER In Mid-America Plaza Belmont & S. 9th, Salina 825-8925 Home-owned & operated featuring group buying for the best prices around. January's Hottest Deal! 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH — Financing Available Buck Staves Feature: Three-Speed Thermostatic Fan & Blower — capable of completely recirculating the air in an 1,800 square foot home once every half hour. Quality Construction — Buck Stove — the original forced-air freestanding and fireplace insert stove — is reinforced with three airtight steel walls and are engineered to burn slowly and completely. A patented system of 23 steel baffles circulates the warmed air and releases it through four hot air vents in the front of the stove. Settings for precise draft control eliminate constant fire tending. Lifetime Warranty On Every Stove ALL STOVE PIPE ON SALE SALINA HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-5 PM 1817 S. 9th St. Kraft Manor Next to Poplngo Salina, Ks. 823-9124 FAN &CARPET DEPOT 314 N. Plum Hutchinson, Ks. Across from Osco Drugs 662-8189 -WOOD OR COAL BURNING STOVES -WOOD OR COAL BURNING STOVES

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