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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6510

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  • 2013
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Captioned English

Synopsis:

This episode takes a look at knit garment design and provides fashion tips from a wardrobe consultant. The recipe featured in this episode is sea side toffee.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE BEST
OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE
INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE
WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST SHERYL BORDEN.
>> WELCOME TO "CREATIVE LIVING" TODAY. WE'RE GOING TO LEARN
HOW TO DRESS TO LOOK 10 POUNDS THINNER. WE'LL DEMONSTRATE
MAKING A DELICIOUS TOFFEE, AND TALK ABOUT FITTING AND
DESIGNING KNITS. MOST WOMEN ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO LOOK
10 POUNDS THINNER, AND ONE OF MY GUESTS TODAY IS NANCY
NIX-RICE, AND SHE'S A WARDROBE CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR FROM
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. NANCY'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE ON HERSELF
HOW TO MAKE GARMENT AND ACCESSORY CHANGES THAT WILL
RESULT IN A SLIMMER AND MORE FLATTERING LOOK. MY NEXT TWO
GUESTS ARE KIMBERLY REINER AND JENNA SANZ-AGERO, AND THEY'RE
COOKBOOK AUTHORS WHO LIVE IN TARZANA, CALIFORNIA. THESE GALS
ARE GOING TO DEMONSTRATE MAKING A DELICIOUS SEASIDE TOFFEE.
EACH RECIPE IN THEIR COOKBOOK HAS A WONDERFUL STORY BEHIND IT,
AND WE'LL HEAR THE STORY ABOUT THIS TOFFEE AS IT'S BEING MADE.
KIMBERLY AND JENNA ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE "SUGAR
MOMMAS," AND THEIR COOKBOOK IS TITLED "SUGAR, SUGAR:
EVERY RECIPE HAS A STORY."
AND WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW WITH CONNIE CRAWFORD, AND SHE'S
A PATTERN DESIGNER WHO OWNS HER OWN COMPANY CALLED FASHION
PATTERNS BY CONI. SHE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO FIT AND DESIGN
KNIT GARMENTS. CONNIE WILL ALSO SHOW SKETCHES OF KNIT DESIGNS
THAT ILLUSTRATE THE VARIOUS KNIT FABRICS AND THE STRETCH ELEMENTS
IN EACH ONE. SHE LIVES IN HANSVILLE, WASHINGTON.
CONNIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I KNOW YOU'VE
SPENT YOUR LIFE--YOUR ADULT LIFE, ANYWAY--DESIGNING VARIOUS
PATTERNS, GOWNS AND THINGS. BUT WHEN YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO
TALK ABOUT KNITS, I DIDN'T REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF
DESIGNING GOES INTO KNITS.
>> YES, WELL, DESIGNING KNITS HAS BEEN A VERY FUN PART,
ESPECIALLY SINCE KNITS ARE SO POPULAR NOWADAYS. A LOT OF
PEOPLE JUST SEE THE WALMART KNIT, BUT A LOT OF KNITS ARE
DEVELOPED FOR CASUAL WEAR AND-- ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING
WEAR, AND THEY'RE DONE IN JACKETS AND STUFF. AND WE'RE
TALKING HERE TODAY ABOUT SEWING KNITS SO THAT YOU'RE NOT TALKING
ABOUT THE KNITTED KNITS THAT YOU WOULD DO WITH NEEDLES. SO IN
THIS CASE, WE'RE LOOKING TODAY AT THE KNIT WEIGHT BECAUSE THAT
CHANGES THE ACTUAL DRAPE OF THE DESIGN. SO EACH KNIT HAS TO BE
DRAPED INDIVIDUALLY. AND THEN THE DRAPE STRETCH IS SHOWN IN MY
DRAPING BOOK, TOO, YEAH, SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT. UH-HUH.
>> AND THEN WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT SOME ACTUAL PICTURES.
>> THEY'RE TO SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ALL THE VARIOUS
STYLES. YOU COULD HAVE JACKETS.
YOU CAN HAVE TOPS. YOU CAN HAVE LONGER JACKETS. YOU CAN HAVE
TEE TOPS IN VARIOUS STYLES.
AND YOU CAN HAVE DRESSES, AND YOU CAN--THIS IS A REAL DRAPED
KNIT. THAT'S A REAL DRAPED KNIT THAT REALLY TAKES A LOT OF
DRAPING. ONCE YOU HAVE A MASTER PATTERN, THOUGH--WHICH I'M GONNA
SHOW YOU NOW, IS HOW TO MAKE A MASTER PATTERN DRAPE--AND THEN
ONCE THAT'S DONE, THEN YOU CAN DESIGN FROM THAT ACTUAL DRAPE
SO THAT YOU'RE NOT REDOING AND STARTING FROM SCRATCH EACH TIME.
>> THAT'S THE KEY, IS TO HAVE THAT MASTER PATTERN THAT FITS
YOU.
>> FOR TIME'S SAKE, I'VE STARTED IT BY PINNING A KNIT FABRIC
RIGHT INTO THE DRESS FORM, AND THEN DRAPING THE CROSS-GRAIN AT
THE BUSTLINE LEVEL SO WE HAVE FULL BUST AMOUNT FIRST, AND THEN
DRAPING OUR SIDE SEAM SO THAT EVERYTHING IS STRAIGHT UP AND
DOWN ALL THE WAY THROUGH HERE.
ONCE YOU HAVE THIS, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO TRIM YOUR NECKLINE.
>> WE'RE NOT MEASURING. RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST GETTING RID OF...
>> NO MEASURING IN DRAPING--THAT IS WHAT THE NICE PART ABOUT
DRAPING IS.
>> THAT IS NICE.
>> AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK AND SEE, "OH, IF I WAS DOING A
WOVEN, I'D END UP HAVING A DART HERE." WELL, IN THIS CASE, HOW
YOU TAKE CARE OF THAT--WATCH THIS, IT'S A REAL TRICK--IS THAT
YOU JUST PULL IT UP AND OUT, AND IT'S GONE. IT'S JUST GONE.
AND SO THAT'S WHY YOU DRAPE-KNIT. SO YOU CANNOT
FLAT-PATTERN A KNIT. ONCE YOU HAVE THIS KNIT, THEN YOU CAN
TAKE YOUR CHALK AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY JUST DRAW IN YOUR
SHOULDER SEAM AND DRAW IN THE SIDE SEAM. AND THEN THERE'S ONE
LITTLE TRICK I WANT TO SHOW YOU, IS THAT WHEN YOU START AN ARM
HOLE HERE, YOU HAVE THE TOP, THE MIDDLE, AND THE BOTTOM AT THE
PLAIT. BUT THE TRICK IS AS SOON AS I CUT THIS AWAY...YOU'RE
GONNA HAVE GAPOSIS IN YOUR ARMHOLE ITSELF.
>> AND I THINK WE ALL HAVE EXPERIENCED HAVING SOMETHING
THAT THAT HAPPENS TO.
>> AND SO THE TRICK IS--AND I LEARNED THIS YEARS AGO IN THE
INDUSTRY--IS YOU COME IN 1/4 OF AN INCH AND BLEND IT TO NOTHING
AT THAT CROSS-GRAIN. THEN AS YOU RE-DRAPE THIS...
>> ON THE FRONT SIDE.
>> RIGHT. IT'LL BE ON THE BACK, TOO. AND WE'RE NOT GONNA SHOW
YOU THE BACK, BUT WE'LL SHOW YOU THE FINISH OF A BACK.
>> OH, AND THEN YOU'RE PULLING THAT OVER.
>> AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, EVERYTHING IS FLAT AS CAN BE.
SO IT ACTUALLY CURVES A LITTLE, AND THAT'S HOW YOU CAN TELL
WHETHER THE PATTERN IS CORRECT OR NOT. THEN YOU CONTINUE
MARKING THE CORNERS SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE IT OFF OF THE DRESS
FORM. AND THEN YOU DO THE SAME THING TO THE BACK,
AND THEN WE'LL...
>> THIS BECOMES YOUR PATTERN, WHICH IS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO
NOW.
>> ...BECOME YOUR PATTERN. SO NOW WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU THE
PATTERN ITSELF. SO AS WE HAVE THIS HERE--WE HAVE THE FRONT AND
THE BACK, AND YOU ACTUALLY...
>> AND THIS IS THAT FABRIC.
>> RIGHT. AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE IT "TRUED UP," IT'S
CALLED. AND YOU CAN SEE HOW-- THIS IS WHAT YOU STAPLE IT TO,
MANILA PAPER, IS BECAUSE IT STARTS TO JUST MANIPULATE
ON ITS OWN. SO...
>> BECAUSE KNITS ARE SOFT.
>> RIGHT. AND SO THEY START TO CURL AND EVERYTHING. SO ONCE YOU
HAVE THIS--YOU'VE TRUED UP YOUR FRONT AND YOUR BACK--YOU'LL
NOTICE THAT THE BACK IS LONGER THAN THE FRONT, AND IT IS NOT
THE SAME AS THE FRONT. AND I'VE SEEN MANY PATTERNS THAT ARE THE
SAME, AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT.
YOU REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A FULLY DRAPED ONE, NOT A
FLAT-PATTERNED ONE. ONCE YOU CHECK IT, THEN YOU PUT IT
TOGETHER HERE, AND YOU MAKE SURE THAT THE SIDE SEAMS ARE EXACTLY
THE SAME SHAPE AND THAT THE FRONT IS ACTUALLY BIGGER THAN
THE BACK...
>> THE FRONT'S BIGGER TO ALLOW FOR THE BUST AREA.
>> ACROSS HERE. AND THEN--BUT THE SHOULDERS ARE LONGER IN THE
BACK, AND THAT'S HOW YOU CAN TELL A FULLY BALANCED PATTERN,
AND THAT THE ARMHOLES ARE ALSO BALANCED SO THE BACK ARMHOLE IS
1/2-INCH LONGER THAN THE FRONT ARMHOLE. AND ONCE THAT'S DONE,
YOU CAN MAKE VARIOUS SLEEVES, AND THE SLEEVE DRAFTS--AND YOU
CAN DRAFT THAT, BUT YOU STILL DRAPE THE...
>> SHORT SLEEVE, LONG SLEEVE-- WHATEVER TYPE YOU WANT.
>> ONCE YOU HAVE THAT, THEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY MAKE IT A LITTLE
BIT BIGGER JUST BY ADDING ANOTHER INCH TO THE SIDE SEAMS,
MAYBE ANOTHER INCH TO THE-- 1/2 INCH TO THE ARMHOLE AND
THE SHOULDER AND RE-DRAPE IT.
SO YOU'RE NOT STARTING FROM SCRATCH EACH TIME, AND THEN
YOU HAVE A LOOSER FIT.
>> SO YOU'D KEEP THESE MASTER PATTERNS?
>> RIGHT. AND THEN YOU MAINTAIN YOUR CURVATURE, YOU MAINTAIN
YOUR BALANCE, AND IT'S JUST MUCH FASTER TO DO IT THAT WAY.
>> AND WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH KNITS, DO YOU ALLOW A TYPICAL
5/8ths-INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE?
>> IT'S WHATEVER. IF YOU'RE IN THE INDUSTRY, YOU'LL BE A
1/2 INCH, AND IF YOU'RE IN THE, UH, HOME SEWING, MANY TIMES
YOU'LL BE A 5/8ths INCH.
HOWEVER, IN THE INDUSTRY, I'VE ALWAYS SEEN 1/4-INCH SEAM
ALLOWANCES, BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S FROM THE STITCH
LINE. DON'T SEW A 1/4-INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE WHEN THE PATTERN
ALREADY GIVES YOU A 5/8ths-INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE.
>> THAT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
>> VERY IMPORTANT. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE DO THAT, AND IT CHANGES
THE ACTUAL FIT OF IT.
>> OH, SURE, IT WOULD.
>> SO IN THIS CASE, YOU WOULD HAVE A LITTLE LARGER SLEEVE
AND A SEMI-FITTED SLEEVE ALSO FOR IT, AND YOU STILL HAVE THE
SAME BALANCE ON HERE. YOU ALWAYS CHECK YOUR BALANCES, THAT THE
SIDE SEAMS ARE ALWAYS THE SAME SHAPE AND LENGTH AND THAT YOUR
FRONT IS BIGGER THAN THE BACK.
AND THEN YOU TURN IT OVER, AND YOU HAVE YOUR LONGER BACK HERE.
OK? SO AS YOU HAVE THAT, THEN YOU CAN START DESIGNING. SO IN
THIS CASE, WE'RE SHOWING YOU HERE A NICELY--SWEETHEART
NECKLINE THAT HAS ALSO ADDED SOME TRIM TO IT, AND WE JUST
USED SIMPLE BIAS BINDING.
THAT'S YOUR...
>> IN A SHORT SLEEVE, VERY SIMPLE.
>> AS YOU SAW ON OUR BOARD EARLIER, YOU CAN DO VARIOUS
NECKLINES. YOU CAN DO VARIOUS DRESSES. BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS
START WITH THAT MASTER PATTERN, AND THEN START MANIPULATING
THE KNIT DIFFERENTLY.
>> WELL, I NEVER KNEW THAT DRAPING WAS SO IMPORTANT IN
KNIT. I KNEW IT WAS IN VERY FITTED LIKE EVENING GOWNS, BUT--
SO I'VE LEARNED A LOT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.
>> THANK YOU.
>> I'M VERY PLEASED TO HAVE THE ORIGINAL SUGAR MOMMAS HERE
TODAY: JENNA AND KIMBERLY.
>> THANK YOU.
>> AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE COOKBOOK. I READ EVERY PAGE. I
DIDN'T READ ALL THE INGREDIENTS, OF COURSE, BUT I READ THE
STORIES, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR COOKBOOK,
ISN'T IT, KIMBERLY?
>> ABSOLUTELY. EVERY ONE OF OUR RECIPES COMES WITH A STORY ABOUT
THE PERSON THAT CREATED THE RECIPE AND ABOUT THE FAMILY.
AND ALL THESE FOODS REALLY ARE EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS FOR US ABOUT
GROWING UP AND WHAT WE LOVED ABOUT OUR FAMILIES. SO THAT IS
WHAT WE FOUND SO UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT ALL THESE RECIPES.
>> AND, JENNA, YOU SAID YOU MET SOME REALLY WONDERFUL PEOPLE AS
YOU WERE GETTING THE STORIES.
>> AND FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, SO THEIR STORIES ARE
VERY DIFFERENT. YOU KNOW, IT'S VERY REGIONAL. IN THE SOUTH,
YOU'LL HEAR SOME OF THE SIMILAR THINGS, AND THEY'LL BE
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE HEARD IN THE NORTHEAST.
>> OH, I BET THAT'S RIGHT.
WELL, YOU COULDN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER RECIPE HERE, TOFFEE, AND
I ALWAYS MAKE IT DURING THE HOLIDAYS, BUT SOMETIMES I THINK,
"WHY NOT MAKE IT YEAR-ROUND FOR EVERY OCCASION?" WHAT WAS SO
UNIQUE ABOUT THIS RECIPE?
>> WELL, THIS RECIPE IS ABOUT A MOTHER AND A DAUGHTER, NOW BOTH
GROWN WOMEN, AND THEY GET TOGETHER AND MAKE THIS RECIPE
TOGETHER.
>> STILL DO?
>> THEY STILL DO EVERY YEAR.
THEY LIVE BY THE SEASIDE, SO WE CALL IT SEASIDE TOFFEE. AND
IT JUST EVOKES THAT MOTHER AND DAUGHTER HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER,
AND THEY GET TOGETHER AND CREATE THIS AND THEY GIVE IT OUT FOR
THE HOLIDAYS TO THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR NEIGHBORS, THEIR
COLLEAGUES, THEIR COWORKERS.
>> THEY SAID THEY HAVE TO MAKE EXTRA EVERY YEAR TO MAKE SURE
THERE ARE NO FIGHTS...
>> NO FIGHTS.
>> FROM PEOPLE SAYING, "YOU GOT MORE THAN ME."
>> AND REMEMBER, I'M YOUR NEWEST FRIEND, RIGHT?
>> THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S RIGHT.
>> SO YOU'VE ALREADY STARTED A LITTLE BIT, JENNA. WHAT HAVE YOU
DONE?
>> RIGHT HERE, WHAT I HAVE IN THE PAN IS TWO CUPS OF BUTTER--
WHICH IS 4 STICKS OF BUTTER--TWO CUPS OF SUGAR, AND 3 TABLESPOONS
OF WATER. AND YOU JUST LET THAT GO AND BRING IT UP TO WHAT WE
CALL HARD-CRACK STAGE, WHICH IS ABOUT 300 DEGREES ON A CANDY
THERMOMETER, SO YOU JUST POP THAT IN THERE.
>> THAT BRINGS UP A POINT. I THINK SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK
THAT CANDY--COOKIE MAKING, YOU THINK, "OH, ANYBODY CAN DO THAT,
MAYBE." BUT CANDY MAKING IS SORT OF A SCIENCE, AND THAT
HARD-CRACK OR SOFT-CRACK OR...
>> WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
>> WELL, THIS IS MY LITTLE LAB, THEN, AND SCIENCE--BAKING IS
A SCIENCE, BUT IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
>> NO, NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
>> SO WE SAY THAT ALL THE TIME, AND I HAVE NEVER MADE CANDY
BEFORE WE STARTED TESTING RECIPES FOR THE BOOK. I'VE BEEN
BAKING FOR MY WHOLE LIFE, BUT THAT'S WHY WE DECIDED TO SHOW
YOU THIS RECIPE TODAY. BECAUSE IT'S SO EASY, AND WE WANT YOUR
VIEWERS TO SEE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF IT.
>> AND THEY CAN DO IT? OK. GOOD.
>> SO YOU'RE GONNA START WITH-- YOU'LL TOAST SOME ALMONDS AND
CHOP THEM.
>> AND, YOU KNOW, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLE EXTRA TROUBLE,
BUT, BOY, IS IT WORTH IT.
>> IT IS. AND ALL YOU DO IS THROW THEM ON A BAKING SHEET,
POP THEM IN THE OVEN FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES UNTIL YOU START TO
SMELL IT, PULL THEM OUT, AND THEY'RE READY.
>> THE AROMA--THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW IT'S READY.
>> AND PECANS ARE GOOD THAT WAY.
>> ABSOLUTELY. ANY KIND OF NUT, IT'S FABULOUS. SO THESE ARE
ALMONDS, AND WE'RE JUST GONNA TAKE ABOUT 1/2 A CUP AND
SPRINKLE IT AROUND.
>> AND, NO, WE DON'T NEED TO SPRAY THAT.
>> NOPE, WE DON'T SPRAY IT.
>> IT'S READY TO GO.
>> YEP, READY TO GO. THERE'S ENOUGH BUTTER IN THE CARAMEL
TO DO US JUSTICE.
>> SO YOU JUST SPREAD IT AROUND, AND THEN YOU'RE GONNA TAKE
TWO CUPS--THIS IS 4 CUPS OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS, SO WE'RE GONNA
TAKE ABOUT HALF OF IT, AND YOU'RE GONNA ALSO JUST SPREAD IT
AROUND YOUR TRAY. REALLY EASY.
I MEAN, YOU CAN GET THE KIDS INVOLVED IN THIS. I MEAN,
YOU KNOW, IF THEY STEAL A FEW CHOCOLATE CHIPS...
>> WE ALREADY HAVE.
>> WE'VE BEEN DOING IT, EXACTLY.
SO THEY SHOULD HAVE THEIR FUN, TOO.
>> YOU CAN'T REALLY MESS IT UP.
IT'S LAYERING WITH SOME CARAMEL IN THE MIDDLE. SO A LITTLE EXTRA
CHOCOLATE CHIPS HERE, A LITTLE NUTS--YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO
SPECIFIC.
>> SO THE TRICKY PART IS NOT THAT TRICKY AT ALL. YOU GOT
YOUR BUTTER AND YOUR SUGAR CARAMELIZING HERE, AND ONCE IT
GETS TO A NICE CARAMELLY PEANUT BUTTER COLOR, WHICH IS KIND OF
A NICE BROWN-LIKE...
>> WHAT WE TEND TO THINK OF AS CARAMEL COLOR.
>> DOESN'T IT SMELL DELICIOUS?
>> SMELLS FABULOUS. AND THEN YOU'RE GONNA TAKE IT AND YOU'RE
JUST GONNA POUR IT RIGHT OVER THE TOP HERE. ACTUALLY, I LIED.
FIRST, YOU'RE GONNA MIX IN ANOTHER 1/2 A CUP OF YOUR
ALMONDS. SO YOU JUST POUR THAT RIGHT IN AND STIR.
>> HOW MUCH VANILLA DO YOU NEED?
>> YOU GOT ONE TABLESPOON OF VANILLA. THANK YOU, KIMBERLY.
AND WE'LL STIR THAT IN AS WELL, AND THE ALMONDS ARE JUST
DELICIOUS.
>> YES. AND IF I EVER DUMP EXTRA, I JUST SAY..
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> I ALWAYS ERR ON THE SIDE OF GENEROUS.
>> I LIKE VANILLA FLAVOR, SO I ALWAYS JUST DROP A FEW EXTRA
DRIBBLES IN THERE.
>> MEASURE IT OVER THE POT SO IT'LL DRIBBLE ON IT.
>> NOW YOU JUST TAKE IT--I'LL USE MY LITTLE OVEN MIT HERE--
POUR IT RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF YOUR...
>> THE COLOR IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
>> OF YOUR CHOCOLATE AND ALMONDS.
>> I'VE BEEN NIBBLING AS WE WERE GETTING READY FOR THIS, AND I
HAVE TO SAY THERE'S A MAN LOCALLY HERE THAT MAKES SUCH
WONDERFUL TOFFEE. AND HIS IS EXCELLENT, AND THIS IS REALLY
GOOD--MAYBE EVEN BETTER. BUT IT'S THAT CREAMY. I DON'T LIKE
TOFFEE THAT'S SO HARD THAT IT MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT MY TEETH.
>> EXACTLY.
>> IF YOU'RE GONNA CHIP A TOOTH.
>> SO THIS IS FABULOUS. SO THEN WE'RE GONNA JUST LET THAT SET
FOR A FEW MINUTES, AND WHILE WE DO THAT...
>> THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, RIGHT?
>> SO OUR CONTRIBUTOR JILL--I HAD HER MAKE THE RECIPE FOR US
AND VIDEOTAPED HER, AND WHAT WE LIKE TO SAY IS WHEN YOU GET
PEOPLE IN THE KITCHEN MAKING THEIR OWN RECIPE, THEY TELL
YOU--A LOT MORE INFORMATION COMES OUT.
>> I BET THAT'S TRUE.
>> SO WHEN SHE WAS MAKING IT, SHE SAID--SHE HAD THE BEST IDEA.
SHE SAID ALL THESE LITTLE--THESE EXTRA LITTLE PIECES--BECAUSE
EVERYONE WANTS TO TAKE THE BIG CHUCKS...
>> OH, SURE.
>> SHE LIKES TO MAKE THOSE INTO ICE CREAM TOPPERS. SO WE HAVE
SOME GIFT GIVING IDEAS.
>> MEANWHILE, OVER HERE, I'M JUST GONNA SPRINKLE THE BALANCE
OF THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS OVER THE TOP HERE AND LET THOSE SOAK
INTO MY...
>> I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA SAY, "THESE ARE JUST FOR THE COOK
TO EAT," BUT...
>> WELL, THAT, TOO. SO ISN'T THAT A WONDERFUL IDEA? SO YOU
CAN PACK YOUR BIG PIECES OF TOFFEE, AND THEN ALL THE LITTLE
EXTRA PIECES--WELL, YOU AND I WOULD PROBABLY EAT THEM. BUT IF
YOU HAD ENOUGH SELF-CONTROL, YOU CAN PUT THEM IN SOME JARS
AND MAKE THEM AS GIFTS.
SO, AGAIN, EVERYTHING GETS USED.
NOTHING GOES TO WASTE.
>> I DON'T THINK WE'D EVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS RECIPE GOING
TO WASTE.
>> NOPE. AND YOU SPRINKLED THE REST OF YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIPS
OVER THE TOP. AS IT STARTS TO MELT, YOU JUST SORT OF SPREAD IT
OUT IN THE PAN. TAKE THE REST OF YOUR ALMONDS, SPRINKLE THEM
RIGHT OVER THE TOP. AGAIN, YOU CAN GET THE KIDS INVOLVED IF YOU
WANT TO.
>> AND ANOTHER GOOD THING IS I'M THINKING, IN THE KITCHEN, A LOT
OF TIMES I DON'T HAVE A DOUBLE OVEN--WHICH I WOULD LOVE BUT
ONLY WOULD USE IT ONCE OR TWICE.
BUT SOMETIMES YOU'RE BUSY COOKING THINGS. THIS IS A GREAT
RECIPE BECAUSE IT'S MADE ON THE STOVE TOP. YOU CAN HAVE
SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON THE OVEN WHILE YOU'RE MAKING THIS.
>> AND SO THAT JUST SET IT.
YOU SET IT ASIDE.
>> HOW LONG DOES IT HAVE TO SET UP?
>> IT HAS TO SET OVERNIGHT. AND SO THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
SO THIS HAS BEEN...
>> SET OVERNIGHT. AND THEN WE JUST TAKE SOME TYPE OF--NOW, WE
WERE LAUGHING. IF IT WERE US, WE'D, YOU KNOW, TAKE A BOOT.
BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BOOT, SOMETHING SHARP, OR EVEN LIKE
A MEAT MALLET OR--YOU KNOW, I LIKE TO KEEP A HAMMER JUST
FOR COOKING PURPOSES. AND YOU JUST CAN BREAK THAT UP INTO
PIECES AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS.
>> AND THEN PACKAGE IT AS GIFTS...
>> OR EAT IT AT HOME.
>> YOU BET. BUT THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING BECAUSE IT DOES MAKE A
LOT THAT YOU COULD DO AS GIFTS.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO A WHOLE RECIPE FOR ONE GIFT, SO THIS
WOULD MAKE SEVERAL.
>> OR SOMETHING UNIQUE FOR A BAKE SALE. INSTEAD OF BRINGING
COOKIES, YOU COULD TAKE--PUT THEM IN LITTLE BAGGIES THAT CAN
BE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY.
>> AS YOUR ICE CREAM TOPPER: DELICIOUS.
>> IT WOULD BE. AND WHAT A CUTE WAY TO USE UP LITTLE OLD JARS
THAT YOU HAVE LEFT FROM JAMS OR JELLIES.
>> AND YOUR RIBBONS AND YOUR PAPERS AND ALL THOSE LITTLE
EXTRA ODDS AND ENDS.
>> WELL, THANK YOU BOTH FOR SHARING SUCH A GREAT RECIPE, AND
THE STORY IS SO NICE. I CAN SEE WHY MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ENJOY
DOING THIS TOGETHER EVERY YEAR.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> THANKS, SHERYL.
>> THANK YOU.
>> NANCY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. WE'RE GOING TO COVER
LOTS OF THINGS TODAY, AND I'VE SEEN YOU DRESS TO THE HILT, AND
I HAVE TO ADMIT THIS SEGMENT IS GOING TO BE ON HOW TO LOOK
10 POUNDS THINNER. SO IS THIS THE AFTER OR THE BEFORE?
>> WELL, THIS IS DEFINITELY THE BEFORE. AND I WANTED TO
START WITH 3 REALLY CLASSIC PIECES--THE BASIC LITTLE SLIM
SKIRT, A PLAIN SHELL UNDERNEATH, AND AN EASY CARDIGAN--THINGS
THAT EVERY WOMAN PROBABLY HAS IN HER WARDROBE AND THAT ARE
PERFECTLY FINE PIECES. BUT I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW SOME LITTLE
CHANGES CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN NOT ONLY HOW
POLISHED BUT ALSO HOW POUNDS-OFF A PERSON CAN LOOK.
>> OK. WELL, LET'S SEE YOU WORK YOUR MAGIC.
>> WELL, LET'S START FROM THE BOTTOM UP. WE'VE STARTED OUT
WITH A REALLY COMFORTABLE LITTLE LOAFER, A PERFECTLY NICE SHOE,
BUT THE DOWNSIDE OF IT ISN'T REALLY JUST THE FACT THAT IT'S
A LOW HEEL, THAT IT'S FLAT, BUT THAT IT'S WHAT WE CALL A HIGH
VAMP, WHICH MEANS THAT THE TONGUE ON THE FRONT OF THAT SHOE
COVERS ALMOST HALF MY FOOT.
LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE WHEN WE SLIDE INTO A LOW VAMP SHOE THAT
EXPOSES MORE FOOT, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR LEGS LOOK
2 TO 3 INCHES LONGER. WHAT WOULD WE GIVE FOR 2 TO 3 INCHES OF
EXTRA HEIGHT? SO THAT'S A GREAT STARTING POINT.
>> SO THINK FROM THE BOTTOM UP.
>> WE'RE GONNA WORK RIGHT FROM THE BOTTOM UP. THE NEXT THING
WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT IS OUR SLIM SKIRT. LIKE THE MAJORITY OF
SLIM SKIRTS IN THE WORLD, IT FITS OUT OVER MY HIPS AND FALLS
STRAIGHT. BUT LOOK HOW MUCH SLEEKER THE LOOK BECOMES WHEN I
PRETEND THAT WE'VE TAPERED THE SIDE SEAM. NOW, YOU AND I BOTH
KNOW THAT I AM ACTUALLY HOLDING THE BACK OF THE SKIRT, AND
THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE SUGGESTING. BUT IF A PERSON WHO
SEWS HERSELF OR SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T CAN HAVE HER DRESSMAKER
ANGLE THOSE SIDE SEAMS JUST SLIGHTLY, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
AGAIN YOUR WHOLE LOWER BODY LOOKS SLEEKER. NOW, I CAN'T DO
THE REST OF THIS SEGMENT HOLDING MY SKIRT BEHIND MY BACK, SO I'M
GONNA LET YOU CLIP THAT FOR ME REAL QUICKLY SO IT'LL STAY IN
THAT POSITION. AND WHILE YOU'RE DOING THAT, I'M ALSO GOING TO
LOSE THE WIDE WAISTBAND ON THIS SKIRT. THIS ONE HAPPENS TO BE
A FAKE, BUT WHAT IT DOES IS SHORTEN UP YOUR UPPER TORSO.
LOOK HOW MUCH BETTER WHEN WE CONVERT TO A SKIRT WITH A NARROW
WAISTBAND OR NO WAISTBAND AT ALL, SO NOW YOU HAVE MORE LENGTH
THROUGH THAT MIDDLE PART OF YOUR BODY. I'LL LET YOU HAVE
A WAISTBAND.
>> DISREGARD THAT.
>> ANOTHER SNEAKY LITTLE TRICK IS JUST TO PUSH UP THE SLEEVES
ON THAT SWEATER. BY EXPOSING MORE SKIN HERE, AGAIN, YOUR
WHOLE BODY LOOKS TALLER AND TRIMMER. NOW, THESE SLEEVES
ARE STAYING PUSHED UP REALLY COMFORTABLY, BUT THAT'S NOT
ALWAYS THE CASE. THAT'S WHY I LOVE THESE LITTLE SWEATER SLEEVE
BANDS. THEY'RE LIKE GARTERS FOR YOUR SLEEVES, AND THEY SIMPLY
SLIDE RIGHT UP JUST ABOVE YOUR ELBOW, AND THEN THE EXCESS
FABRIC FROM WHERE YOU PUSHED IT UP SLIDES DOWN, COMPLETELY
COVERS THE BAND, AND YOU CAN STAY COMFORTABLY AND
FLATTERINGLY PUSHED UP ALL DAY LONG.
>> WELL, I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT IT DOES MAKE YOU
LOOK SLIMMER.
>> IT JUST ELONGATES THE WHOLE LOOK, DOESN'T IT?
>> I THINK IF YOU HAVE SHORT ARMS, IT'S JUST AN AWKWARD
LENGTH IF THEY'RE LONG AND THEY COME DOWN TOO LONG, SO I ALWAYS
TEND TO PUSH THEM UP.
>> AND ANY SLEEVE THAT'S TOO LONG AND COMES DOWN OVER YOUR
HAND PULLS PEOPLE'S FOCUS DOWNWARD ON YOUR BODY. YOU
ALWAYS WANT THE FOCUS FLOWING UPWARD, PARTLY TO FOCUS ON YOUR
FACE AND PARTLY BECAUSE IT ELONGATES EVERY BIT OF YOU.
NOW, ANOTHER REALLY SNEAKY TRICK FOR LOOKING TALLER AND TRIMMER
IS SHOULDER PADS. NOW, YOU MAY HAVE HEARD--AND MANY PEOPLE
HAVE--THAT SHOULDER PADS ARE SUPPOSEDLY "OUT." WHAT THAT
MEANS IS THAT IN CURRENT FASHION, WHEN YOU BUY A TAILORED
JACKET, IT DOESN'T HAVE THOSE GIGANTIC, OVERSIZED SHOULDER
PADS THAT LOOK LIKE SOMETHING OFF THAT "DYNASTY" TV SHOW.
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS A LITTLE SUBTLE SHOULDER SUPPORT
THAT'S REALLY A SILHOUETTE BALANCING TOOL. THESE ARE...
>> NOW, WOULD YOU PUT THIS UNDER THE CARDIGAN OR UNDER YOUR--
OK, EXCUSE ME.
>> EXCELLENT QUESTION. IT DEPENDS. IF YOU'RE GOING TO
LEAVE THE CARDIGAN ON ALL DAY, YOU GET THE ABSOLUTE BEST
"STICKUM" BY HAVING FABRIC ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SHOULDER PADS.
BUT THE TEXTURE OF THESE IS SIMILAR, REALLY, TO VELCRO, SO
IT ADHERES TO FABRIC. SO IF I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE MY
CARDIGAN OFF--LET'S SAY JUST, OH, FOR INSTANCE, THAT I WAS
GOING THROUGH SECURITY AT THE AIRPORT, AND I DIDN'T WANT TO
WHIP OFF MY CARDIGAN AND HAVE TWO SHOULDER PADS FLYING ACROSS
THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT--I CERTAINLY COULD ANCHOR THEM
UNDER THAT UNDERLAYER SWEATER, AS WELL. ABSOLUTELY.
>> THAT IS AMAZING, WHAT IT DOES TO YOU. AND FOR THOSE OF US WHO
DO NEED THAT LITTLE EXTRA WIDTH, I CAN SEE HOW THAT MAKES--IT
CREATES THAT LINE COMING DOWN.
>> ABSOLUTELY. SO MANY WOMEN ARE REALLY UNDER THE MISTAKEN BELIEF
THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE THESE HUGE SHOULDERS AND THEY WANT
TO MINIMIZE THEM. LOOK AT ANY SUPERMODEL ON THE RUNWAY--THAT
SILHOUETTE IS ALL ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL SQUARED SHOULDER.
NOW, YOU DON'T WANT TO LOOK LIKE A FULLBACK, BUT THESE GIVE YOU
A REALLY NATURAL CURVE AND JUST LIFT AND BALANCE THE SILHOUETTE,
DON'T THEY? I THINK THEY'RE ONE OF THOSE "DON'T LEAVE HOME
WITHOUT THEM" ITEMS.
>> I DO, TOO!
>> NOW, IF WE REALLY WANT TO ANCHOR THE FOCUS UP HIGH
AROUND OUR FACE, EITHER A GREAT NECKLACE OR A GREAT SCARF
IS A TERRIFIC WAY TO DO THAT.
I HAVE A SCARF HANDY TODAY.
>> THIS IS, WHAT, ABOUT 60 INCHES?
>> THIS IS A 60-INCH RECTANGLE, AND I'M JUST GONNA TWIST IT
A LITTLE BIT, TUCK THE ENDS THROUGH. NOW DO YOU SEE HOW MUCH
MORE FORCEFULLY ALL YOUR ATTENTION ENDS UP?
>> IT GOES UP TO THE FACE.
>> AT THE TOP. AND WE WANT TO PUNCTUATE THAT WITH A PAIR OF
STATEMENT EARRINGS, WHICH SIMPLY MEANS AN EARRING THAT IS BOLD
ENOUGH THAT IT COMMANDS FOCUS.
THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE THE SIZE OF A HUBCAP, BUT YOU WANT THEM
TO BE VISUALLY DOMINANT WITHIN THE LOOK. SO NOW ALL THE FOCUS
IS LANDING UP HERE, ALL OF THIS IS SLEEKED DOWN, AND I'M HOPING
THAT YOU'LL FEEL--THAT I LOOK AT LEAST 10 POUNDS THINNER, RIGHT,
AND A LITTLE BIT MORE CHIC, AS WELL.
>> I HEARD A LADY SAY ONE TIME-- AND OF COURSE THIS WAS BACK WHEN
SHOULDER PADS WERE REALLY IN AND THEY WERE THE BIGGER ONES.
SHE SAID, "FOR EVERY PAIR OF SHOULDER PADS YOU WEAR,
IT TAKES 5 POUNDS OFF."
>> IT DOES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. IT REALLY, REALLY
DOES. SO I HOPE PEOPLE WILL GET OVER THAT MISTAKEN BELIEF THAT
THEY'RE SOMEHOW EIGHTIES AND NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. YOU ONLY
WANT TO DO SHOULDER PADS IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUE ABOUT YOUR BODY
FROM THE SHOULDERS DOWN. IF THERE'S ANYTHING IN HERE THAT
YOU WISH YOU HAD A LITTLE LESS OF--OR, HONESTLY, THAT YOU WISH
WAS BACK UP WHERE IT USED TO BE--SHOULDER PADS WILL DO IT
EVERY TIME.
>> THAT'S GREAT. THOSE ARE GREAT TIPS, AND THOSE ARE JUST SOME
OF THE TIPS THAT ARE IN YOUR BOOK, "LOOKING GOOD," AND THAT'S
WHAT WE ALL STRIVE TO DO, IS LOOKING GOOD AT WORK OR AT HOME
OR PLEASURE OR WHATEVER.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, NANCY.
>> IT WAS MY PLEASURE.
>> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE
LIVING," WE'LL LEARN HOW TO CREATE OUR OWN QUILT BACKGROUND,
AND WE'LL SHARE SOME BEAUTY INDUSTRY DIRTY SECRETS.
ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS IS A QUILTER AND A DESIGNER, AND
SHE'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT SHE CALLS "PLAYING IN THE GRID."
SHE'LL SHOW HOW TO USE A PAINT STICK PRIMER ON THE
BACKGROUND FABRIC, AND THEN USE THE GRID AS A GUIDE FOR YOUR OWN
INDIVIDUAL QUILTED CREATION.
WE'LL ALSO TALK TO A SKIN-CARE SPECIALIST WHO OWNS HER OWN LINE
OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS. SHE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE ACTUAL
CHEMICALS USED IN SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS AND EXPLAIN HOW THEY
MAY BE CONTRIBUTING TO SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS. I THINK YOU'LL
FIND THIS VERY INTERESTING. BOTH OF THESE TOPICS WILL BE FEATURED
ON THE NEXT "CREATIVE LIVING" SHOW. IF YOU EVER HAVE COMMENTS
OR SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS FOR SHOWS, YOU CAN E-MAIL ME
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THANKS SO MUCH, AND I HOPE YOU'LL PLAN TO JOIN ME NEXT TIME
FOR "CREATIVE LIVING."
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