Hit the nail on the Head: Edith inspires clothes for work.

Recently, the lovely Marticia gifted me with How to Dress for Success by Edith Head (written with Joe Hyams), published originally in 1967. Delightful! Truly. And so pretty. And nicely illustrated. And lilac. So very.

Edith_book A few of Ms. Head's tips:

1. Know what kind of job you want. 

2. Learn all you can about the business.

3. Dress for the job you want, so that you'll fit in. You don't want to dress as a bank vice president if you want to be a coordinator in a public relations firm.

4. Try on your interview ensemble, and look at yourself from every angle. Sit. Stand.

5. Don't make yourself too attractive. You don't want your interviewer to think you'll have a date every night, therefore be unwilling to work late.

Edith_flats So. Keeping Ms. Head's rules in mind, I offer this pattern for the potential PR coordinator: McCall's 7675, copyright 1965. It's businesslike, yet cool enough for summer. Chestnut linen for the fabric, I think. A pair of simple taupe flats. Perhaps these from Fratelli-Rossetti at Zappos.com.

And, yep, this pattern is available at The Blue Gardenia, where the patterns are counted, the jewelry is sparkling and domestic shipping is free. (We happily ship abroad, for less than the cost USPS charges us.) Don't let it get away. You want that job. Don't you? And you definitely don't want to disappoint Ms. Head.

Oh, yes. Let me not forget to share the pattern details, dear readers: McCall's 7675; bust 34; complete;  $18. There you go.

And, Marticia, thank you!