You and I will meet at my home studio; please let me offer you something to drink like the Southern lady I was raised to be. We’ll discuss everything you had in mind for your custom garment: the desired “look,” specific design details and requirements, and the time frame for the completion of the garment. I’ll scribble some notes and then we’ll play with any fabrics I have on hand. After the consultation, I’ll sketch variations of what we discussed, likely with some really great costume drama playing on my laptop. I’ll email you the sketches with price quotes within two weeks of our consultation date for your approval or revision. There is no obligation for you to use my services at this point, although I’ll be pretty happy if you give me that privilege.