The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1986 · Page 7
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Wrap dress needs wide lap The Salina Journal Saturday, January 25,1986 Page? By EUNICE FARMER Cowles Syndicate Inc. Dear Eunice Farmer: Years ago one of my favorite patterns was a wrap dress in cotton knit that was very popular. I have searched the books and cannot come up with a pattern that won't gap at the neckline.—Mary Z. Dear Mary: The secret to a wrap bodice is the amount of the lap de- Sew simple signed into the pattern. If it barely laps at the fronts, it will not stay in place. I suggest Vogue 9458 for several reasons. First, the fronts lap all the way to the side seams. There also are two skirt versions, one much fuller than the other. It is very easy to make and is sized from 8 to 18. You may also use any lightweight wool crepe, challis or silky fabric. An extra tip to prevent the bias front from stretching: machine stitch on the seamline before applying the facing. Next, pull the bobbin threads slightly, actually easing the front seamline. Now when you apply the interfacing and the facing, there is no danger of stretching this edge. (The extra precaution is necessary because of the bias edge.) Dear Eunice Farmer: Some time ago you mentioned using a specific fabric for sheer linings in blouses and dresses. Somehow I lost the article and I need your help. I have been disappointed in the interfacings I have bought. They not only fall apart, but show through as well. — Mrs. A.S. Deear Mrs. A.S.: I like to use organza for interfacings as well as for linings in sheer fabrics. It is firm, lightweight and won't lose it's shape. If the garment is washable, I would recommend the less expensive polyester organza. In most cases you should use an off-white or flesh- colored fabric to prevent showing through. You will be seeing lots of sheer fabrics used for oversize shirts this spring and summer. Please remember these tips to enjoy them. Dear Eunice Farmer: I recently bought a shirt pattern and didn't Photos aid inventory list In the home ByMARYLOUODLE County Extension Home Economist If you were asked to make a list of your possessions — all of them — could you do it? It is not easy to list them from memory, but if there is a fire in your home or a burglary, a list is valuable. One way of making a household inventory is with a camera. A photo inventory should be a supplement to a written household inventory. Here are some suggestions on how to photograph your possessions: Use any kind of camera you are comfortable • .with and color film or slides. Slides are easy to store '. in a safety deposit box. ; Photograph systematically, starting with one wall and taking as many pictures as necessary to record the entire room. Photograph each room of the house. Don't forget to open closets. Your wardrobe represents a considerable investment and photos prove the quantity if not the quality of your clothing. Get closeup photos of expensive items, especially those things that may be covered under a rider to your insurance policy. Take extra care in photographing these items. Group small pieces of special value, such as jewelry, collectibles, china and silver on a plain-colored rug. It is a good idea to turn over a single piece of china or silver to show the brand name. If you have an extremely valuable item, include a member of your family in this photograph as proof the item is actually yours. Your basement, garage or attic may hold forgotten valuables. Photograph any power tools or other equipment. If you use a photo inventory, go one step further and on the back of your pictures write the date the photo was taken, as well as the puchase date and cost of the items in the picture. Brand names and serial numbers are also good to list. If you are using the pictures to supplement a written household inventory, most of the above information will be listed in that inventory, but do date the pictures. Store your photo inventory in a safe place away from your house so they won't be destroyed in a fire. Updating the photo inventory is important, so take pictures of any major new purchases. A good rule is to go through the photos every year and discard those items you no longer have and take new photos where needed. notice the collar is on a shirt band. Since I have a very short neck, this is not a flattering style for me. Is there any solution for saving this pattern? -Mrs. Wendell W. Dear Mrs. W.: Most patterns that have the extra neck band also show a version cut without the neck band. Usually, the collar will fit the same neckline with or without the band. Naturally, your markings will be different. However, if you match the center front, shoulder seams and center band, you should be able to apply the same collar to your garment. Here's a good point to remember: If your neck is short, avoid any pattern with extended height in the neckline. Often, a standard notched collar is much more flattering. * * * Next week I will begin a series of reports on spring-summer fashions and what to look for in fabrics, color, etc. Be sure to watch for these articles so you can begin your sewing projects to have them completed in time for the first day of spring! This week's winner of the SimFlex measuring gauge for the sewing tip of the week is Ivy Miller, 29 Mea Drive, Berkeley Heights, N.J., 02922. Her tip: "At the last minute I decided to make a skirt and found I had no waistband interfacing at home. I found a piece of drapery heading (the kind used to put the metal finger holes in), cut it to the width I needed and it made an excellent band interfacing — perfect for any washable fabrics." 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