The jacket and coordinating skirt (KS3231) are done, although I think I need to re-do the elastic in the skirt to be tighter. Which will be a royal pain since it's serged onto the waist edge, turned, and coverstitched. I'll decide after it's gone through the laundry cycle to see if the elastic shrinks back up. Steaming with the iron helped a little.
I've decided I'm also going to make a sleeveless top from the skirt fabric to wear under the opened jacket, for a 2-piece dress effect.
I just got back from an interview (it went well) and snapped a smudgy mirror pic before I changed. This is RTW that I bought 3 years ago when I was last looking for a job. I had never worn either piece and the tags were even still in place. I bought the set for the jacket, since the price was right even if the dress was too snug.
A month ago, I couldn't get the dress around my butt and belly, tons tighter even than when I first bought it. On a whim this morning, I decided to try it on even though I just finished pressing another outfit. It fit! Except that it was too long from shoulder to waist, making the waist shaping hit at the wrong place on me and the neckline too low. (It's also not as long overall as it seems in this pic - the perspective is a little off with my camera angle. And, yes, Belinda, I can button the jacket. lol)
For those of you that think my sewing is so wonderful :coughcough: … I present my 60 Second Quick and Ugly Fix:
Yep, I just folded over the shoulders and stitched them down. Pitiful, huh? ;-) At some point, I will probably unstitch the ugly fix and do it right so I can take off the jacket, but the dress is fully-lined so it's going to take more than 60 seconds for that one. For now, no one will know if we don't tell them.
I wore these shoes I recently bought. They are the pair that Zappos had on my porch less than 14 hours after I ordered them. They fit perfectly and are comfortable.
Oh, and I said "screw it" this morning and left the pantyhose in the drawer. Which is probably why I slowed down to take the mirror shot instead of ripping off my clothes. ;-)