Mrs. Wang led Su Tang into a certain inner room inside the shop. When she opened the door, Su Tang saw a young man who looked like he might be in his twenties sitting there, and when he noticed them coming in, he stood up.
“This is Brother Pengmo, he works for the young master!” After Mrs. Wang was inside she quickly introduced him to Su Tang, and then pointed to Su Tang and said, “This is the Su Tang, the girl who will make the clothes for your master!”
When Pengmo saw Su Tang, he gave her a polite salute and said, “Nice to meet you, Miss Tang!”
When she saw him act so politely, Su Tang also slightly bowed and said, “Nice to meet you too, Brother Pengmo!”
However, there was actually some curiosity in her heart. The person ordering the clothes unexpectedly decided not to appear in person but instead sent a servant out to meet her, it seemed he wasn’t that her measurements would be inaccurate and cause the clothes to be ill-fitting?
Well, in the end, the young master of big family could have whatever kind of strange habits he wanted to. Su Tang thought as much in her heart while keeping her face indifferent.
When Mrs. Wang saw the two had finished introducing themselves, she asked them to sit down together and said, “Brother Pengmo you can tell your master’s requests to Miss Tang here. Also, there was the matter regarding the embroidery…”
“Mrs. Wang you’ve already explained these things to me, don’t worry. Anyway, Miss Tang, it’s like this: Our young master wants two sets of clothing that can be worn immediately. I’ve prepared all of his measurements, please take a look.”
As a matter of fact, Pengmo was a little confused as to why the young master had come to talk to Mrs. Wang himself yesterday but decided to send him to talk to Su Tang today. However, since he was sent here, of course, he had to make sure the young master’s instructions regarding the clothes were clear.
That was why he didn’t say any nonsense and just directly handed the paper with the young master’s measurements on it to Su Tang.
Su Tang reached out and took the paper and looked down at it. Pengmo watched her from the side for a second before he remembered that he hadn’t asked if this Miss Tang could read. But before he could ask, Su Tang put the paper away in her sleeve and said, “I didn’t meet the client in person so I can only make the clothes according to the measurements you’ve given me, are you fine with that?”
Pengmo was a little surprised, it seemed that this little peasant girl was actually literate even though she looked like that.
But when he heard her words, Pengmo knew that she was wondering why the person she was making clothes for hadn’t come himself, so he could only smile and say, “That’s fine. You only need to make the clothes according to those measurements Miss Tang. If something goes wrong because of our measurements, we won’t blame you.”
When Su Tang heard that she felt reassured. However, after taking a look at the measurements they had given her she felt that they didn’t look like the measurements of an adult. Rather, it looked like a teenager who was still growing, which made her a bit worried that the customer might outgrow the clothes she made rather quickly. Of course, she had to clarify this point.
“And as for the embroidery, I don’t know if the young master of your house has any preferences? I have many embroidery patterns that I can offer according to his preferences. But in that case, you will be getting my pattern and I will have to charge you another tael of two for it.”
Su Tang had to make this point clear. After all, her designs weren’t something you could easily put a price on. Since she was giving them away, she had to at least earn some money. Moreover, embroidery was much more difficult and time-consuming than just making clothes. Of course, she had learned how to do it back when she was in school. But she had majored in fashion so there had never really been any call for her to master embroidery, she had only ever done enough so that she was able to say that she could do it.
Now that she was going to seriously embroider something in order to sell it, it would be a big challenge for her.
“That’s no problem at all. The young master doesn’t have anything he dislikes so Miss Tang should just pick what she feels is most appropriate and we will compensate you appropriately.” Pengmo knew that his young master was not short of money, and he had received an explanation in advance, so he simply agreed to her terms without trying to negotiate at all.
Su Tang was satisfied to see that Pengmo was so agreeable. From the side, when Mrs. Wang saw things seemed to be going smoothly she smiled silently, and finally managed to settle down her nervous heart.