The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 15, 2001 · Page 25
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THE SALINA JOURNAL LIFE SUNDAY. APRIL 15, 2001 D3 • SEW SIMPLE Casual wardrobe can be used as travel attire EUNICE FARMER KingFealiires Dear Eunice Farmer: I need a casual wardrobe for a long trip that I am taking later this summer. I would like a simple jacket that can be worn • over pants, skirts and dresses. ; What fabrics travel well? — ' Fran M. Dear Fran: I have selected Butterick 5947, sizes 8-24. It features a simple jacket with a collar and roll-up sleeves as an ^ option. The pattern also in- f -j ^^l eludes a shell r blouse with short sleeves, drawstring pants and a chemise dress. You can pair this with skirts, as well as mix and match your fabrics. This pat^ tern can serve as a major part of your travel wardrobe. In selecting a fabric, I would choose one of the new batik rayon prints that are washable — they combine beautifully with solid-colored linens and linen blends. If you line the dress and skirt, the fabric won't wrinkle nearly as much. However, when the garment is hung up overnight, most of wrinkles will fall out. Let your fabric tell your story A simple pattern can be made out of the most fabulous silks or the most casual cottons. Find a pattern that is flattering and easy to make, and use your own creativity for success. Dear Eunice Farmer: I would love to sew for my daughter but can't find a pattern that is her size. She .wears size 4 in ready-made clothes — most patterns begin at size 6. What do you suggest — Kay S. ^ Dear Kay: Perhaps most of ; my readers don't know that ready-to-wear sizes and pattern sizes are not the same. In fact, there is no standard for ready-to-wear The more expensive the garment, the smaller the size on the label. I think if you measure the pattern and measure your daughter, you will find that a size 6 will fit perfectly However, you should never make a garment without carefully measuring and fitting before ; you do your final stitching. Alii so, carefully examine the « sketch of the pattern so you " can tell if the pattern is closely fitted or very oversized. This could entail more or less fitting. Pattern winner Each week, a reader wins a McCall's pattern of his or her choice for sending in a helpful ; sewing hint. This week's win- '-ner is Alyce Pawelko of Florissant, Mo. Her tip: 'a "I use shoulder pads that " have been removed from gar- ;,ments 1 don't wear anymore, and then I pin and sew them on the ends of clothes hangers, r This is a great way not only to ; keep the shape of the garment, K but prevent it from falling off " the hanger" . You, too, could win a current McCall's pattern of your choice. Send your sewing tips to Eunice Farmer, Box 31729, Butterick 5947 St. Louis, MO 63131. If she selects your tidbit for publication, you'll receive this prize. Eunice 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. T THE SINGLE LIFE Singles finding solidarity in solitude More than 40 percent of population now is single, survey says By RENE A. GUZMAN San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — It's not that Tom LeSpade hasn't found Ms. Right. Actually he did find her — twice. The first Ms. Right ended their marriage in 1997 after just one year The second Ms. Right broke their engagement last year after three weeks. "I guess I'm finally learning you don't have to be in a relationship," he said. "My goal when I was younger was a house and two kids when I was 30, but I don't think that's going to happen now. Now I'm not putting as much pressure on myself as I was before." LeSpade is one of the millions of single Americans who are happy living a life without a significant other According to the American Association for Single People (AASP) in Glendale, Calif., there are more than 80 million unmarried adults in the United States. Singles now make up more than 40 percent of the adult population from coast to coast, or 25 percent of "There are not as many reasons to walk down the aisle as when our parents were young" Xavler Amador author and divorced New York psychotherapist households. "More and more, particularly with new generations and women, people are saying, 'I don't have to get married' and 'I don't have to be part of a couple,' " said Thomas E Coleman, AASP executive director And while more singles aren't necessarily looking for love in all the wrong places (or the right ones for that matter), they are finding solidarity in pop culture. But even as the singles revolution swells with pride, Coleman noted that social stigmas still threaten the blissfully unattached. "Whether you're married or not, there's pressure to be in a couple," he said. "You hear people use terms like 'the other half or 'better half as if they're not a complete person unless you're a part of someone else." Xavier Amador, a divorced New York psychotherapist, said he would love to share someday his life with someone special, but that doesn't mean that the single alternative is an empty, "incomplete" place to be. "It's really a choice, not a sentence," he said. Amador was so fed up with people pitying him for being single in his late 30s that he wrote "Being Single in a Couple's World: How to Be Happily Single While Looking for Love" (Simon & Schuster, $12). His point: Single people aren't love's lepers. "Are we going to say these people are losers or immature? No, the culture has changed," said Amador, now 41. "There are not as many reasons to walk down the aisle as when our parents were young." Amador notes that most single adults can (and do) enjoy a healthy love life, sex life and more financial independence without jumping into marriage to get them. If satisfied singles decide to get mar: ried at all, he said, they are usually doing so at an older age. Coleman agreed. He said the average marrying age is in the mid-20s, and will likely end up in the late 20s in the next few years. "Men and women are going to college and want to get their careers going and so on," he said. "Even though there's a stigma attached to being single, more people are. But they're delaying marriage, not necessarily foreclosing it." LeSpade noted that previous experiences have only made him more selective in choosing a mate. And in a nation where half of all marriages fail, he figures it is better to be absolutely, positively sure before he invests in the next Ms. Right. "Vows and oaths mean nothing," he said. 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Prcscott (In the Curtiss Printing/Copy Center) 827-6402' 1-888-827-6402 JEWELRY Showcase Jewelers Ltd 1801 S. 9th • Kraft Manor • Salina (785)823-1313 JUXEDO&: RENTAL] 1829 Anderson's Leather Shop Western & Conventional 118 N. Santa Fe- 827-1467 Harold's Clothing 110 S. Santa Fe , Downtown Salina (785) 823-8181 Headley's Clothing ) S. 9th • Kraft Manor, Salina (785) 825-0689 Mjfter Penguin 2118 Planet Ave. Salina (785)825-2922 BANQUETFACMTIESI Best Western MtdAmertca Inn 1846 N. 9th-Salina (785) 827-0356 _ "Private Parties Available" ers Cafe & Bakery 109 N. Santa Fe-Salina (785) 823-7177 Kirby House "Bridal Luncbeom & Rehearsal Dinners" 3rd & Kirby Abilene • (785)263-7336 Smol^ Hill Vineyards & Winery "A Unique Wedding & Rece, (7 Red Coach Inn & Restaurant 2110 W.Crawford-Salina (785) 825-2111 ception Facility" (785) 825-2515 IP RESTAURANTS/ CATERING The Hickory Tree Catering "Party Rooms Available" 3rd & Walnut - Smolan (785) 668-2164 - (785) 667-6735 Jim's Country Style Chicken "Over 20 Years Catering Experience" 649 S. Broadway - Salina (785)827-5076 MUSIC All Star D1 In Salina - Rick Rayncs (785)452-9291 Toll Free - Dave Lewis 1-800-884-5888 www.allstardj.com The Festival String Quartet "Enhance the Beauty of Your Wedding" Dr. David Lowe (785) 227-2796 email dalowe@ks-usa.nct [HAIR STYLING SALONS] Continental Family Hair & Skirt Care Center "Full Service Salon" 113E. Crawford (785) 823-3709 DRY CLEANING AND PRESERVE VIP CUaners "Your Appearance is our Business." 820 East Crawford • 827-9875 Wood Fashion Cleaners Artcndants Gowns Pressed - Bridal Gowns Cleaned and Preserved 157 N. 7th • 825-5109 [ FLORISTS Artfid Parties and Events " The Uncommon Florist, When The Ordinary Won't Do... 921 Shalimar Drive, Salina (behind the Southgaic Dairy Queen) The Flower Box 421 N. Spruce Abilene, KS (785) 263-2828 Flower Nook "Let Us Make Your Dreams A Reality" 208 E. Iron, Salina (785) 827-0352 Keith's Floral 612 N. Rothsay, Minneapolis (785) .192-2012 - (888) 840-0040 .Ird Street Flowers Full Service Fresh Florist "We Freeze Dry Your Wedding Bouquet" 105 NW 3rd St., Abilene. KS (785) 263-0440 WtUowbends 204 W. 2nd St., Minneapolis (785) 392-3151 or (877) LUCINDA

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