I am a (female) fashion designer. I create unique dresses, mostly for cocktail parties and weddings.
Me: So here is my quote for the cocktail gown that we discussed last week.
Client: Thanks… I understand the lines for fabric and other material, but what is the last line about?
Me: That’s for my design work and the time necessary to stitch and build the gown.
Client: I don’t understand. How does that account for that sum of money?
Me: Based on our initial conversation and preliminary design, I estimated X hours of work.
Client: You charge money for drawing designs?
Client: I don’t get it. Doesn’t your husband make enough money?