So, I got the job! I also got an email describing the professional dress code I am expected to uphold, and a brief survey of my closet revealed that I own little to no “professional” clothing. So it looks like I’ll spend this last week of joblessness hunched over my sewing machine.
This is the first thing I’ve finished, and I am tempted to make another five of these in different colors of silk– it’s that comfortable. I made up the pattern based on a shirt I own, cropped it just below my bellybutton in the front, and left it a couple inches longer in the back. Apart from the placket, which was a total nightmare, it all came together pretty quickly.
This is going to look lovely with a high-waisted pencil skirt and a smart cardigan. I’ll be going thrifting sometime in the next few days and hopefully I’ll find some things to alter. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a power suit.