Here we are a week away from Christmas Eve and I am still getting requests from clients who have left things too late for help.
I need my wedding dress altered and wanted to know if this is something you could do this week. Please contact me at 000-0007. Thank you!
The client was called and she said the wedding was Sunday so my question is, “When did you buy the dress and plan the ceremony?” But is seemed redundant at that point since I could not squeeze her in.
Last Thursday, I got this email from another Sunday event, notice the hours she wants me to work around and fit in with her schedule:
I have a long sleeved lace dress I am looking to get fitted.. The phone number listed on your website was disconnected. My schedule is tricky for the next couple of days, 9am-9pm, and I need the dress completed by Sunday. Are you able to help?
This client would have expected me to see her possibly Saturday and have the dress finished by the next day and the fact that she must have dialed the wrong number since my phone is working fine, it was good that I did not have time nor the inclination to work with her.
This next babe wants pure fantasy:
Hello my name is Selena and I have a few questions about a costume I have in mind. I was wondering what it might cost to get something like that made? I was hoping to get a dress made like Elsa’s on the new Disney movie Frozen. I am not sure if you are able to do anything like that even. I know you probably can’t give an exact price but maybe just an estimate.
Luckily I was able to pass her over to a friend of mine who might like to tackle a costume in between her other projects.
Back in the real world, Nancy’s teal top got finished with some deviations from the original directions. I lined the top with bright tricot lining after taping the back neck edge and front neck edges. The neck binding was too thick to be doubled so I made it a single layer, and the back hem was done with a Hong Kong finish with teal bias binding out of Ambiance rayon lining which was also used to cover the big snaps on the inside of the fronts. Instead of just putting the side seam together, I wrapped the back over the front since it had already been lined. The front pleats were stitched in the ditch from the front to secure. The finished top just before steaming and out the door:
Our snow lasted a week on the ground and during this time we discovered our car heater decided to stop working so today Mr Mole has an appointment to take it in for repairs.
I have 2 new brides coming this week for Jan and Feb wedding dates so that will keep me busy!
Stay warm and dry and be sure to give yourself permission to have some delicious seasonal foods and relax with loved ones this week. Mr Mole and I will certainly be looking forward to having one day off next week to open presents and cuddle.