Official full time Viking blacksmith, for example. Medieval village fish-gutter.
This little dress, worn to visit the above Norsemen, benefited from the personalised services of a Professional Pineapple Placement Advisor. Otherwise known as Measure Twice, who stepped into an instagram discussion on the relative merits of Pineapple! Or no Pineapple?? with the revelation that she spends much of her time writing technical placements for garments and, I quote, "knows all the sneaky tricks for label positioning".
Indeed she does. I did what she told me, and whaddya know? It really did come out looking just like a swanky, branded shop-bought item, instead of the cheap-as-chips fabric+free pattern birthday dress it really is. The only remaining doubt was whether this was all just a little bit too silly for the "take me seriously!" seven year-old destined to receive it.
I held my breath. She opened the parcel, shook the dress out, and took it all in as quick as she could. And then, with just the briefest of pauses, she shouted - "Oooh!!" - "PINEAPPLE!!!"
It was a good call, label-placement ladies of instagram. Very good call!
She also got a big box of make-up. Can you tell?
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What about you - do you do something unusual for a living? Or one of those invisible, essential things that nobody has ever heard of? What's the strangest professional occupation you've come across so far?
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Pattern: Crafterhours Racerback sundress (it's a freebie!)
Fabric: cotton knit from Moens, a great bargain at 2 euros/metre.
Ribbing: little scraps from the stash.