Here's what happened..Tuesday July 3rd I dropped off my first sample to the samplemaker and am now in wait mode. I bought a gorgeous fabric with a tricky pattern which I want to match. The woman who runs the business takes me to the cutter, when I explain to him that I want him to cut it in a way that all the lines fall in a similar direction, he says that's not possible to do! We go back and forth and I think to myself and say to him: "ok, I can let him 'do his thing' this very first time and if it comes out well, we're in business". If not, guess what, there's another samplemaker a few buildings over which I can give my business to! I usually have a plan A, B and C. Aim for the optimal/out of the ballpark expectations and communicate as much - but know limitations/constraints and be able to adapt so that in the end the result will be no less spectacular.
I text my patternmaker that same night, as she referred that group to me and has a close relationship with them. She says she will speak to them the next day, Wednesday July 4th. (Note, the sample/pattern making people do not take July 4th off, as most of them are asian - it is not their holiday and they prefer to work through it and make money! So would I, if I had that option). She texts me by 10am on Wednesday that what I'm asking for is "impossible", ugh that word. So I say, ok I'll let him "do his thing" and "wow" me.
|Doesn't look so tricky to me!|
Friday July 6th when I pick it up, I will have 2 more samples to give if the first one turned out well. But, in case it doesn't I will have the same fabric for the other samplemaker to give it a try and compare/contrast. I may do this anyway, I do not like the idea of having all my eggs in 1 basket.
Below is one of the many beautiful women with curves, who inspires me! I love the old world detail of this dress!
|Beautiful women come with curves!|