trying to be professional

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.

cropped blue silk shirtThis 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.

cropped blue silk shirtThis 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.

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4 Responses to trying to be professional

  1. Mel says:

    Dear Jess,

    Please sew all of my clothes for me.
    I love your sense of style and awesomeness.
    I’ll send you my measurements promptly.

    Your friend,
    Mel

    PS:Congrats on the job! I’m excited for you!
    Miss you guys lots and lots. 🙂

  2. Jessica says:

    Dear Mel,
    You are the sweetest! I think in the near future I will make some shirts to sell on etsy, and I would like to appoint you as the official prototype tester. For real.
    Sincerely,
    Jessica

  3. Mel says:

    How’s the new job going?

  4. Jessica says:

    The new job is awesome! My coworkers are cool and I will finally have some steady income.

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