Grace Willing Workers get tips on fitting clothes to body type

Bettye Johnson and Leslie Humphrey, community representative for American Cancer Society, presented the program, “Makeovers to Become Your Best Self,” at the recent meeting of the Grace Willing Workers Extension Homemakers.

The meeting and potluck luncheon were held at the Centennial Fellowship Church in White Hall. Sabrina Self-Gwin, Verneita Self and Sandy Smith were the hostesses for the luncheon. The room was decorated with Halloween decor, and the hostesses were dressed in costumes.

Johnson and Humphrey opened their program by showing a few outfits and how you can mix and match them. Purses, scarfs, wedge heels, lots of jewelry, animal prints, Infinity scarfs, boots, and lots of bling are popular this season.

The clothes that you wear should flatter your body type. There are five basic body types: Type A — body is straight up and down without a defined waistline. Top and bottom are almost the same size. If this is you, create a gently indented waist. Type B — You carry your weight in the middle, a fuller waistline. If this is you, create length and a smaller midsection. Body Type C — broader shoulders and/or larger bust than hips, often thin legs. If this is you, create balance between the top and bottom. Body Type D — broader hips than shoulders. If this is you, create balance between the top and bottom. Body Type E — even width of shoulders and hips with defined waistline. If this is you, keep your proportion as balanced as they appear to be. It is easier to dress appealingly when we know what looks best.

Debbie James, club president, said that the Pumpkin Workshop taught by Liz Crosby was a success. Those attending the workshop were James, Marjorie Zuber, Smith, Doris Turbeville, Brenda Robinson, Delores Kelley, Cathy Lewis, Carolyn Harness, Eva Marie Pearson, Linda Works and Lucy Meeks.

James thanked Grace Willing Workers for judging in the following county fairs: Saline County Fair, Lincoln County Fair, Arkansas County Fair, Cleveland County Fair, Grant County Fair, Lonoke County Fair and Pope County Fair. She also thanked everyone who worked so hard at the Southeast Arkansas District Fair.

Community service was discussed. Members should continue working on loom hats for Children’s Hospital. The club will be collecting food for two Thanksgiving boxes as well as cereal for the Transformation Project’s Food Pantry.

Upcoming events included the Mesh Wreath Workshop, Christmas Ornament Workshop (a Jefferson County EHC workshop), Delta District Rally in Brinkley, a Jefferson County EHC Fellowship Tour to see “Razzle Dazzle,” Holiday Foods and Fall Council. An Arkansas Extension Homemakers Crafts Retreat at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View is the destination in November of several Grace Willing Workers.

Door prizes were won by Leslie Humphrey, Linda Works and Dixie Fritz.

Special guests at the meeting were Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer science agent; Juanita Mitchell and Patsy Brown, guests of member Liz Crosby; Candy Brown, guest of member Dot Hart; and Delois Dilbeck, guest of member Nancy Rosen. Juanita Mitchell, Patsy Brown, and Candy Brown were warmly welcomed as new members.