The other day one of the customers who dropped into my Open Studio morning was a costume designer for film and television (now that sounds like a great job). She came with her little son, who Henri entertained by trying to hear his heartbeat with a makeshift stethoscope. (Actually the poor little chap was too young to crawl away so had to submit to Henri's ministrations whether he wanted to or not.)
I can always spot a fellow seamstress because she did what I do when looking at clothes - inspected the construction of the garments. I always like to see how a hem has been turned out, or how a certain finish has been achieved. It's all part of the creative process for me - gathering inspiration for future creations.
She told me about her work and we seemed to share similar taste in clothes. She is working on a new children's television series over the next few months. Her role involves making clothes as well as pulling the look for the different characters together from existing clothing brands. We discussed the possibility of Townmouse custom making some clothes for the series from my huge stash of fabrics and patterns. Now that would be fun! I'd really enjoy that.
I love it when chance encounters bring about interesting opportunities. You never know what life will present you with next.