Andrea and I had our first fitting this afternoon. There are some important fit details to correct, but overall, I’m very happy with the style, and I think you will be, too. Afterwards, Andrea (who is very glamorous) headed over to the tents of Fashion Week and I headed to Macy’s to see if I could return the bridesmaid dress from my best friend’s cancelled wedding.

The good news at Macy’s was that I have two more months to find my proof of purchase and return the dress. Even better, I finally talked to a saleswoman in the Macy’s lingerie department about my shirt idea. Every time I’ve visited that department, I’ve said I’ll come back when it’s less busy. Today, it wasn’t busy at all. I circled the floor three times looking for the right mix of professional and approachable before I found “Lucy” at the cash register. I could tell she knew her stuff by the way she advised a customer against a certain brand of non-underwire bras. When I gave her my card and told her what I wanted to accomplish, she actually thanked me for doing this! I’m really looking forward to taking her to lunch someday soon to talk more. This is important for the market research portion of my business plan.

I’ve been wanting to develop a relationship with another patternmaker, so after Macy’s, I met with Tina. After talking to her, I am even more excited about these shirts. She really seems to understand what I’m trying to do and how to get there. I’ll keep you posted!