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UFOs and My Next Project

Happy Monday Morning! I’ve been a little MIA on facebook/instagram since the Zulily event! It was such a huge push to get everything ready, then finalized & shipped out that I’ve kind of been enjoying a much needed break from such intense sewing! Naturally my house got somewhat out of order and I’ve been feeling the urge to do some spring cleaning. I also realized since we made my son’s loft bed this past winter, I hadn’t done much to finish his room! So I’ve been busy tearing up the house, clearing things out and moving furniture around. I’m still not done, but I’ve made great progress and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

In the same mood strain, I’ve been finishing up some UFOs (UnFinished Objects)! I just finished up a pattern test, which I’ll be sharing with you next week, but in order to meet the deadline I had to leave some things half done. One was a second pair of the Camo Cargo Shorts (Way Cool Shorts) for my son.

TDD Way Cool Shorts | JaimeSews

Yes, now he will be able to go all summer in Camo – any 6 year old boy’s dream, right?! I also did two quick t-shirt to v-neck alterations for a friend. You can see the tutorial here.

And finally, I made my son’s sewing bag so he has a place to store all his supplies for lessons this summer. This is a pattern I got from the Sewing Rabbit Pattern Membership. It comes in three sizes so I made the largest to make sure there was room for scissors and whatever supplies might be added as time goes on. I used the fabric left over from his Downton Duffle Coat made last November so it has a very sophisticated look, perfect for a little gentleman.

Sewing Rabbit Zipper Toiletry Tote | JaimeSews

So what’s next?! I have FOUR Anna’s on the docket. Have you heard of the Anna pattern? You won’t be surprised to find out it’s the adult version of the Maggie Mae, or at least Maggie Mae inspired. You can see it here. Everyone who has ever seen the Maggie Mae comments, “Oh I wish that came in my size!” so it’s very exciting. Two will be in dress form for my mom and then I plan to make two tops for me, one casual version in knit and one dressier version in some silky wovens, both from F&M Fabrics.

So I’ll see you on facebook and instagram to show my progress. It’s felt good to clear out some space, both mental and physical, and I look forward to charging forward into new projects. Please feel free to share some links in the comments to let me know what you’re working on!

 

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JaimeSews on Zulilly

Hi Friends, I have some fun news to share with you today. Several weeks back I was contacted via Etsy convo by someone saying she was a buyer for Zulilly. I had a mixture of reactions – initially I let out an audible and gleeful, “HA!” Then the rational side of me rushed in and said, ‘Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight…a buyer for Zulilly…is this a scam?!” But indeed, it was not a scam, and truly she is a buyer for Zulilly.com!

JaimeSews on Zulilly

Tarah and I spoke on the phone the next day and she mentioned she was interested in the Maggie Mae. Of course I was thrilled since Maggie Mae is my absolute most favorite design. I contacted Shauna from ShwinDesigns to double-triple check it was OK to use her pattern for the Zulilly event and she was very gracious and encouraging. Then I looked at my fabric and thought the Geekly Chic Fabrics from Riley Blake Designs would make adorable Maggie Maes so I got to work!

JaimeSews on Zulilly

I had picked up some of this chambray from F&M Fabrics just a few weeks before and thought it would work well with the Yellow Glasses. I also got my buttons there. All the dresses had to be made before the event was scheduled so I was in production for about 2 weeks making 33 tunics – 30 to sell and 3 as samples to mail to them for photography.

 

JaimeSews on Zulilly

Samples were in the mail 2 weeks ago and I got word last week that the Maggie Maes would be included in today’s Trend Talk City Kids’ Boutique!

JaimeSews on Zulilly

Zulilly is a great place to get a super deal on your favorite brands. And you’ll want to grab these Maggie Mae’s through them since they are almost 50% off retail!! Anything that remains will be listed in my Etsy shop for full retail price.

So I would love it if you would help me spread the word!

And if you’re a boutique owner interested in working with Zulilly, you can apply right here. The people at Zulilly were great to work with and they are interested in helping small boutique owners grow – so check it out – it may be a good opportunity for you too!