I love my job, sewing is my passion, but there is a down side to such devotion.
So what happens when the mother of a bride tells me that my life and job are so easy? She says my job is Stress-Free, not Physically Straining and Fun.
After the smoke cleared from coming out of my ears, I responded:
Maybe you don’t realize what seamstresses do that causes us to have twisted, sore necks and shoulders and arms aching so badly we need regular chiropractics and bodywork just to get up in the morning to start all this over again.
Maybe you don’t realize that wrestling with 14 pound ivory satin and lace and netted alligators and trying to get them under the presser foot of a sewing machine requires some real muscles and strength day after day.
Maybe you don’t realize what it is like dealing with at least 30-40 different brides, their mothers and 30 additional bridesmaids and working to their deadline dates.
Then the bride chimes in, “Yeah Mom, we don’t realize the eye strain and hand co-ordination it takes to sew fine edges of lace and hems and buttons all day.”
Things got real quiet and all they could say was…”well, your sewing room seems real calm.” Yes, it is calm…most of the time.
…well the girl was out on a toot “up North” and guess who she ran into at a shop? Kim Novak, the famous actress, walked over to her and said, “I love your jacket!” Poor Nancy was so stunned/
gobsmacked/speechless that she didn’t have the presence of mind to say, “I know a good seamstress who can make you one” and hand her my card…ha ha.
Next time, a whole heap of trouble and labor in the form of metallic lace and a dress 4 sizes too big is coming your way! Thanks for all your comments and for stopping by…have a cool week…hang out near a fan!