(WXYZ) – Normally it’s busy season for clothing designers as changes are in full swing for proms and weddings. But business has temporarily changed for Jules Joyner Designs in St. Clair Shores.
“The wedding season really traditionally starts in April,” she said.
This means that it is normally a busy time for Jules. But with these events canceled or postponed, the store is pretty quiet.
“A lot of those dresses are still there because they weren’t picked up.”
The CDC now recommends wearing a face mask in public.
For anyone who wants their dresses back, Jules has made face masks to practice social distancing.
She posted the photo of them on Instagram.
“My intention was to let people know that if you were to come in, you are safe and we will. “
The reaction on social media has been positive.
“Quite mind-blowing. I have had alot of inquiries about “wow are they for sale?” “” Can you make other models? “
After receiving a few requests, she started to look at the fabric she already has.
“Nothing medical grade, things that can be washed, so what do I have in cottons and raw silks.”
Because they are custom made, she could make them unique, even children’s sizes to fit smaller faces.
“Me, being Jules, the Jules has to turn on it.” So there has to be a little lace, a little bling, fun.
Creating face masks is not as easy as it sounds.
“No harder than a wedding dress, but it wasn’t just a wham, bam, bam thing.”
Jules was working on creating ready-made dresses, but interest in face masks increased.
“I like to think of this as a service which under the current circumstances may be necessary, but it’s going to take a fun turn. “
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