Yesterday I found myself at a Job Fair. Yes, one of those events wherein we all wear fancy suits and shake hands with a lot of people. And we all attend them in the hopes that a wonderful connection might be made with another human at another company that might hire us. We want to put our best foot, and best suit, forward. So, I have the following public suit announcement:
Everyone should double check your suits for finishing stitches! Here is a woman who was standing in line next to me. She had on a lovely blue suit. Now, consider the following picture. What is wrong with her suit?
See that big ‘ol “X”? That’s called basting. You can see it on the vent of her skirt as well as the back flap at the bottom of her lovely suit. Basting is added after the garment is complete to help keep it looking nice during packing, shipping, and the final sale. The “X” is not part of the suit and is unnecessary. This is not like the “Do Not Remove” tag on your mattress… So, for the sake of style and for the best fit of your suit REMOVE THE BASTING STITCHES!
This has been a public service announcement. Thank you for your time. Now, go get a pair of sharp scissors and carefully remove all those basting Xs from your suits.