The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 18, 1986 · Page 6
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Living Today Hairdressers hug heads for springs NEW YORK (AP) —Hair stylists are taking their cues these days from Seventh Avenue, offering sleek, chic short hairdos that hug the head the way designer clothes hug the body. Though cut close, the styles have motion and fullness because they are bobbed, razored bluntly at the ends and sheared inches short of the nape. Hair maven Vidal Sassoon calls his newest look "Halley's Comet," in honor of Edmund Halley's famous discovery. Sassoon said the key to his celes- trial creation is its ease. "It is so simple for the individual," he said. "All she has to do is shampoo and shake her head and it falls into place." The comet cut, so-called because of its orb shape and emphasis on the hair's natural shine, comes in three styles: A bowl cut with short, even bangs; a bowl with long bangs; and ' 'the baby bob," an updated version of the '20s coif complete with Betty Boop side-fringes that are razor cut instead of curled. The first cut sports what Sassoon calls "a retrograde comet tail," which is actually a patch of hair left inches longer than any other section. The model had her comet tail draped below one eye, but Sassoon noted it was "orbital" and could be placed anywhere on the head. Though it sounds far out, it was a fanciful accent to a simple cut. The second comet style is perfect for those who occasionally prefer a more tousled look. This is achieved by rubbing some styling gel into the palm and gliding it along strands of hair until it stiffens into peaks. The baby bob is nice for those who may want to grow the hair long again because it will need no major recutting or styling work. "It is a short, layered look that as the hair grows maintains the same Comet cuts, the newest look in hair styling, are razored bluntly for motion and fullness. styling only longer. In other words you can grow right from the baby bob into an adolescent bob," quipped Sassoon. Likewise, members of Inter- coiffure America-Canada who include salon owners, beauty school operators and hair care manufacturers, believe the bobbed and fringed cuts are hot news for spring. "Fashion dictates what we're going to do," said Don Shaw, fashion director of the group, and since the look is reminiscent of the '60s with shorter skirts and more emphasis on make up, so are hairdos. The difference, said Shaw at the group's hairstyle preview, is that today's cuts are "more alive." "The look was blunt and heavy in the '60s but we're thinning it out to make hair more versatile," Shaw said. Among the "Aerotic '86" styles offered by Intercoiffure hairdressers was a bowl cut bob, shaved inches short of the nape and sporting three triangular tails, a tousle-topped pageboy and a bowl cut with longer, spiky sides swept forward into the face. The shortest of the dozen styles previewed was an updated version of the pixie, which was cut close to the head and sported long, curled spikes dramatically gelled to the cheekbones. Another exotic look was a nape- length style that can either be gelled tight against the head to accent facial features or molded by pulling sections to and fro until it resembles a bird whose feathers have been ruffled. "We've quit using brushes," said Shaw. "Everything is blown dry and finished with the fingers these days. It gives a more dramatic look and that's the key to the look for spring." Satin binding elegantly finishes lace dress By EUNICE FARMER Cowles Syndicate Inc. Dear Eunice Farmer: I would like to wear a long gown for my daughter's wedding this summer. I have a beautiful piece of lace that was given to me as a gift. It doesn't have the scalloped edges, so I am unsure about Sew simple the best way to finish the sleeves, neckline and hem so it will look professional. Can you help? — Sarah S. Dear Sarah: My favorite way to finish lace to retain its beauty is to use a narrow binding of satin or silk in the same color. This bound edge should probably be less than Vi-inch wide. Incidentally, do not use an interfacing or you will destroy the beauty of the lace. If you do not wish to use a binding, you may cut strips of sheer organza in a nude color, fold the strip in half and machine stitch to your fabric with right sides together. Cut the excess from the seam, leaving about 1/8 inch, clipping any curved edges. Then simply turn to the wrong side as a facing because it won't be more than Ms-inch wide and will be invisible. I personally prefer the contrast binding as a fashion detail because your lace does not have the lovely galloon (or scalloped edge). Wear a simple slip-dress under the lace gown. Some patterns for the lace dress come with instructions for this also. I am going to recommend Vogue 8183 because of the simplicity of the pattern. You can make the skirt any length you wish, use a cap sleeve instead of a long sleeve, etc. I would recommend a satin ribbon sash or belt with this pattern. * * * Dear Eunice Farmer: I always have trouble with jewel-type necklines. After I sew the facing to the neckline, the neckline puckers and doesn't lie flat. What am I doing wrong?—HeleneT. Dear Helene: Glad you asked this question. As I look around I think there are many others who need help in this department. The secret is clipping the curved seam allowance after the seam has been stitched to release enough fabric so it will lie flat. Be sure you are using nice sharp scissors. When you clip the curve of the neckline, clip through the facing and interfacing as well. It is necessary to clip clear down to the stitching line. The smaller the curve, the more often you must clip. v •i 1 o o iWE OPEN THE WORLD TO YOU '* WHERE SPECIALS ARE...SPECIALS! TOP QUALITY IMPORTS AT FANTASTIC PRICES! 60" Twisted Base PEACOCK CHAIR Reg. Low Price $54 $4395 A good way to check if you have clipped often and deep enough is to hold the neckline in your two hands and stretch it. If it can be stretched to a perfectly straight line, you will never have another pucker. Isn't that a great "foolproof" way to check any curved seam that is to be faced? * * * Dear Eunice Farmer: I'm rather new at sewing. My enthusiasm comes from sewing for two children. I learn more all the time, and your column is the answer to so many of day-to-aay problems. I am making lots of corduroy pants these days for my six-year-old boy. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for a front closing. Zippers often get caught in the fabric. — Suzanne S. Dear Suzanne: I am so happy you asked this question. I was browsing in the children's department of a department store for ideas for my own grandchildren when I came across a brilliant idea. An expensive pair of corduroy pants had Velcro stitched to the front opening instead of a zipper. That's much easier for little boys to cope with and so easy to apply. When washing these pants, be sure the Velcro is pressed together in a closed position. If it isn't, the little teeth can get caught in other items in the machine and cause pulled threads, etc. * * * This week's winner of the SimFlex measure for the sewing tip of the week is Elizabeth Jensen, 525 March Creek Court, Atlanta, Ga. 303328. Her tip: "I discovered by accident that a tape measure is exactly 5/8 of an inch The Salina Journal Saturday, January 18,1986 Page 6 ^^^MBHMMBBMMHMBMBMMMM^^^MH^^n Fusible backing stiffens decorative window shade In the home ByMARYLOUODLE County Extension Home Economist Window shades help insulate a room from cold air in winter and keep out the sun's rays in summer. Decorative shades can be made with fabric and a fusible backing to stiff en it. Either a new roller or one from an existing shade can be used. Select medium weight fabric and press it to remove any folds or wrinkles. Cut the fabric two inches wider than the shade and eight to 10 inches longer than the window. Square the top and bottom of the fabric with a yard stick. Two fusible backings are available. Tran-Lam can be found through some furniture store drapery departments and through interior design shops. Style-A-Shade is available at fabric stores. Be sure to read the directions that come with each backing, as one calls for a dry iron and the other for a steam iron. Cut backing the size of the fabric plus three inches at the top. Draw a line at the three-inch point, then align the fabric to the fusible side of the backing. With your iron, fuse the fabric to the backing. Allow to cool before moving the shade. Trim the shade to fit by aligning the roller with the top of the shade. Make a mark Vo-inch in from the end of each metal cap on the roller. Draw a line from the top to the bottom, then trim along the lines using long sharp strokes. For fabrics that ravel, run a small bead of fabric glue along the edge of the shade. To form the pocket for the slat, turn up the bottom of the shade 1% inches to the wrong side and press. Center a two-inch strip of the backing over the hem and fuse in place. To attach the top of the shade to the roller, fuse the top three inches of the backing to the roller. Staples or cloth tape also can be used for a secure attachment. Install the shade by rolling it by hand and placing it in the brackets. Pull the shade part way down and check the tension. If the shade doesn't roll up as far as it should, pull it half way down and remove from the brackets. Pull up the shade by hand and replace in the brackets. If the shade rolls too fast, remove it from the brackets when it is completely rolled up and unroll half way by hand, then replace in the brackets. Western fashions staging comeback NEW YORK (AP) — Today's young men and women, who grew up watching Western shows on television, have recently seen the return of a classic, the Western movie. And now they're seeing the return of another classic: the Western look in fashion. That look is emerging in virtually every type of casual wear, according to Gil Truedsson, Coty Award-winning fashion designer and spokesman for the Western Boot Council of America. "I doubt that there has ever been a style of apparel that is more durable, more comfortable or better designed,'' he says. "The primary concerns about clothing years ago in the West were that it protected you from the elements and the terrain, and that it lasted. That quality is still present in today's more stylish designs." The popularity of Western styles is enormous, especially in the Western- style boot, says Tom Duffy of the boot council. "In 1983 alone, more than 10.6 million pairs of Western boots were sold in the United States." 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