The Sewing Room
Sasha, now a fully qualified designer, had tried to help her sisters Amber and Natalie set up a small dressmaking business. The idea was to offer one of a kind designs to include knitted and crocheted garments.
Amber and Natalie didn’t have the same work ethic as Sasha, who more often than not had to bale them out when deadlines approached.
Amber did her best but was prone to chopping & changing what she was doing instead of following through on one job before starting another.
This meant that there were always projects that had been started taking up space that was already limited.
Natalie on the other hand had discovered boys so didn’t always pull her weight, and on the occasions she didn’t turn up to help at all she said she was networking. *no picture of Natalie as she failed to turn up for this article
One customer that Sasha was keen to hold onto was Norma. It was thanks to her that their
business was thriving.
She came in regularly, at least once a month and was open to idea’s.
She had commissioned some new dresses for upcoming functions and arrived today for the final fitting. She was wearing a skirt and top that Sasha had made for her a couple of months ago.
She tried the blue dress first while Sasha and Amber fussed around her making sure it fit just right.
Norma was happy with it, and so were Sasha and Amber. Next came the yellow dress, not a colour to carry off easily, but Norma looked stunning.
Now, what comes next?
Arlene, a new customer is coming to be measured for an outfit she has helped design.
And so it goes. One customer at a time.
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