I'm back from my interview. It went well, but then I think ALL my interviews go well and I'm still unemployed. lol I would take the job if it's offered. As with most any position, there are both pros and cons, but with enough pros to outweigh the cons. I was going to elaborate but realized I could be Googled, so I'll be smart about it. But I will say I did like who I'd be working for, the practice specialty would be interesting to me, and the commute is very good — the potential cons were discussed during the interview so I've got nothing to hide about that.
Anyway, I found something besides the blue suit to wear. I wore pantyhose which are not shown here. I actually took photos as soon as I got back, but my camera ate them so I had to recreate. I wasn't doing the PH again. I'm sure you understand.
|Spot the 3 sleeping pups|
This "suit" is more RTW that I bought 3 years ago when last job-hunting. The skirt never fit quite right back then (too tight) but now it's on the big side. Good thing there's an elastic waist. Speaking of which, the darn elastic is twisted inside the casing. Not twisted in the way you can wiggle it to untwist, but twisted once before the ends were joined so it's permanent. How irritating. Another thing to add to my "mending" pile, that will probably never get done, right?
The jacket is also too big, which is more obvious when I button it. In the pic above, you can see how much extra fabric/ease there is on your right, under my arm, and the princess seams are kind of baggy at bust level. Nice. The blouse I made from an Ottobre Woman issue, and it's now too big too and the bust darts are almost UNDER my bust. How can that be? I did not shrink in shoulder-to-bust length. I suppose it's the new bra which must be making the girls ride higher and perkier. Perky? Yeah, right, but I'll go with the illusion. But, really, that much higher? I don't think so.
Although I seem to be only complaining about the fit of this outfit, it's really not noticeable unless you're me or I'm pointing it out. It's a flowy skirt and the blouse darts are hidden. I thought it was more appropriately summer-y than the boring blue suit. I must be right because the intern in the interview office complimented me and said I looked so nice. Of course, she also told me that others have shown up for an interview wearing scroungy jeans so capris and a tee would be an improvement over that.
Here's what I'm wearing now. In case you haven't guessed today's theme - it's too big also. This pic was taken with me sneakily grabbing a bunch of fabric behind me while posing.
|The footboard does nothing for my hips. ;-)|
And this is with the fabric hanging freely. Another one for the mending pile. Or maybe I'll just make a new tee from the skirt section since the bodice/shoulders are kind of droopy too. I'm glad I'm losing weight, but it does suck that I have very few clothing items that fit well right now. If I don't find a job soon, I'm going to have to BUY a new suit. Or resign myself to real alterations. Um, I choose Plan A. ;-)
In case I wasn't goofy enough last night with my rambling stream of thoughts, here's me hamming it up after clicking 342 pics just to get 3. Exaggerating. About the numbers, not the ham.
And one more thing that's just about too big? My Spanx. Seriously. That's just not fair.
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Thanks also for the ideas about checking my profile for my missing blogs. Unfortunately, I did already check there and what you see are mostly the quilting and miscellaneous blogs, not the garment sewing blogs. I'll just keep adding one by one. I suppose if I end up with some missing and I don't actually miss them, it's not a bad thing. Plus my blog seems to be loading faster now. Feel free to give me your blog link in the comments, or links to any others you know I used to have.