9.17.2009

this is what i do

when people ask me what i do for a living, i find it difficult to answer. i usually tell them i work in fashion and leave it at that. but it often sparks interest and more questions. the answers to which are not always easily explained by me.

as i mentioned recently, i have started a new job, primarily based at home. it's given me more time to focus on home life, but also on work which i really love. i consider myself very lucky in this regard. so in case you were wondering what it is i do exactly, i'll tell you a little bit about it.
i am a technical designer, which means i deal a lot with fittings, samples & specs. after the designer creates the collection and sources the fabrics and notions, i am responsible for getting the fit just right. i make any necessary changes of measurements, small adjustments on patterns, and ensure the grading is correct. i go back and forth with the sample makers overseas to ensure the final garment fits well and falls within the company standards.

i've done other things in the industry, but right now, this is what i do. what do you do?

5 comments:

Claudia said...

omg, such a cool job!

Elizabeth said...

You mean you get to play with fabric and notions all day! How much fun is that! It also goes a long way in explaining why your sewing projects always look so professional.

Congratulations again on the new opportunity.

Karen said...

That's interesting, Sandy. I didn't know that job existed. I guess I don't know much about the apparel industry.

a friend to knit with said...

wait. i want to do that, too!!!!!!!!!!

me? well, hmm. i have to think about that. :)

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Congrats on the job Sandy, it sounds really interesting.