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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I got the job!

That's right. Had I checked my phone I would have known that they called almost immediately after I left the interview! I start Thursday. The husband doesn't like the fact that I'm going to be working full-time but he'll just have to get used to the idea. For the last three years I've only worked part-time. I'd just had enough of working with unprofessional managers. 'Nuf said.

In my last post, Scrapyard Butterfly asked, "Is there a bra pattern you recommend?"
I can't recommend any particular pattern because I'm still in the beginning stages of learning to sew them myself! I am using Ann St. Clair's pattern, the Queen Bra Elite. It is apparent to me that her patterns are to be sewn with her fabric. She offers kits. Beware. The instructions leave a lot to the imagination. Even with my years of sewing experience, I'm not sure I could have been successful with the pattern had I not taken her workshop. The first pattern she drafted for me was too small; the second one too large. I drafted the final pattern which did fit. So you see, even a fitting "expert" doesn't always get it right!

With the little experience I've had sewing bras, three successes and three failures, I've learned that the bra patterns that are on the market are much like ready-to-wear sizing. Each designer determines their own sizing and there is absolutely no uniformity from one designer to another. As I learned from my most recent foray, fabric choice is also crucial to the correct fit. The very nature of a bra makes it impossible to know if it will fit until it is fully constructed. That being said, altering a bra after it has been constructed is nearly impossible.

I'm not giving up. The bras that I consider successes are extremely comfortable and I want more. The only reason I'm exploring other patterns is because the Ann St. Clair pattern has the seam in a position that I don't particularly care for. Stay tuned. I'll be working on a bra later today and will keep you posted.

18 comments:

  1. Let me join my sewing sistahs in wishing you congratulations too!

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  2. Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations on your new job.

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  3. Great newsw on the job front; will you have to sew a new working wardrobe now?

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  4. Congrats about the job! You clearly impressed them. :-)

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  5. Congratulations on your new job!

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  6. Congrats on your new job, I wish you all the best.

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