Sunday, March 4, 2012
Busy Saturday at Debbie's Design Shop
It's the typical busy Saturday at "Simply Handmade". Although Debbie schedules most of her appointments during the week, she still has a full schedule on Saturday with clients who can't get there any other time. First client of the day is Dominique.
After several conversations on the phone, Debbie and Dominique are finally meeting in person.
"Well it's good to finally meet you." (Debbie)
"Same here. I am excited to see what you have to offer. As you can see, I am not an 'off-the-rack' girl, and finding clothes in this town that fit have been a challenge, to say the least." (Dominique)
"Well, you're beautiful, and I'm looking forward to designing you the perfect wardrobe." (Debbie)
"Based on our conversations, I pulled a few designs to get your thoughts." (Debbie)
"Wow, this suit is beautiful. I love the Chanel-like jacket. It will also be nice to have some pants suits. " (Dominique)
"You know I love my animal prints. I love the style, but I would like this a little dressier. Right now, they look more like lounging outfits." (Dominique)
"Okay. We can definitely make that happen." (Debbie)
After viewing the rest of the designs, Debbie lays them out on the cutting board so Dominique can decide which outfit she would like to proceed with.
"I think I would like to start with the Chanel-like pants suit. So what's the next step?" (Dominique)
"Well we need to schedule a time when I can take your measurements. At that time I will probably have fabric for you to see, as well." (Debbie)
Debbie and Dominique schedule their next meeting. As they are finishing up, Debbie's next appointment has arrived.
"Hello Danielle. Perfect timing. We were just finishing up." (Debbie)
Everyone exchanges hellos. Dominique scurries off for her next Saturday appointment, the hair dresser. She is never thrilled about going to the hair salon on Saturday, but this time it just couldn't be helped.
Debbie and Danielle get down to business.
"So this is the cute tux, I need to replicate." (Debbie)
"Well, it doesn't have to be a replica. That is what Jacob is wearing, but they don't have to match." (Danielle)
"Where is that darling Jacob?" (Debbie)
"Oh, grandma has him. They are just down the street at the store, where I am sure she is catering to his every whim." (Danielle)
"That is what grandmothers are for." (Debbie, laughing)
"By the way, did you get your wedding invitation?" (Danielle)
"I sure did, and I was so excited, I already made my outfit. I can't wait. You are going to be a beautiful bride." (Debbie)
"I can't wait either. I am so ready to get back to my normal life." (Danielle)
"You are getting married. This means you will have a husband. Which means your normal life is over." (Debbie)
"Well aren't you depressing today." (Danielle, laughing)
"Sorry. Now back to this tux." (Debbie)
"Julian, in order for me to make your tux, I am going to take your measurements. Are you ticklish?" (Debbie)
"I don't think so." (Julian)
"Yes. He is very ticklish." (Danielle)
"Well, I will try to be quick. We don't want you dying of laughter. Oh and by the way, the bat man shirt is way cool."
All Julian can do is smile. He is loving all the attention. Danielle is excited to have one more thing on her list being worked on.