Jalie 3355 Girls Hoodie

Jalie 3355 Girls Hoodie

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Bella has a new sweatshirt in heavy rotation, so I had to show you and tell you my news. This is Jalie 3355 in sweatshirt knit from Girl Charlee. I used studded leather trim around the kangaroo pouch.

Jalie 3355, girls hoodie in floral fabric

I made 4 or 5 of these sweatshirts in December. I’m going to be moving away from the city and to a farm pretty soon, so I’m sewing every project like it might be my last.

Jalie 3355, girls size 12 hoodie sweatshirt

Not my last project ever…but I’ll have to pack up the sewing machine at some point. Our house is sold and closes February 1st. We are setting up a closing date on the farm as we speak. I’m hoping for a matching closing date at both places. I’d sure love not having to live in a hotel. However, I’m prepared for any sacrifice we have to make for this blessing. I’ve never been so excited and scared!

Jalie 3355, women's and girls hoodie & sweatshirt sewing pattern

I’m losing a bedroom and gaining a bathroom. I’m getting a huge living room (sunroom!) which will be nice because we have family and friends over a lot.  Hubby says he will carve me out some sort of dedicated sewing space, somehow. I’ll run my construction business out of a nook in the dining room. We have to make it work without any renovations or additions, because we plan to build a new home out there within a couple years. It will be tough on Mr. Fix It because he loves projects. But I’m putting a strict zero budget on anything cosmetic.

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I am vowing to be content no matter what, because the real thing we are gaining is not the house (or the dream house later). It’s 16 acres of freedom; where my daughter can play outside. No traffic or crime. And a good school.

Jalie 3355, hooded sweatshirt sewing pattern

All the paperwork, inspections, and miscellaneous stuff has kept me away from the internet. Tell me; do you have any big news or plans for the New Year? Or maybe a sewing resolution? I haven’t gotten to catch up with many of you this month and I’m dying to hear how everyone is doing;)

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Maegen Foster

    That trim. That trim is so freaking cool! The sweatshirt is darling. And wow! What exciting moving news! 16 acres will be so awesome. Looks like Bella already has the right footwear for living on a farm. :) So excited for your family’s adventure!
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  2. Rachel

    I’m so excited for you. But it would be stressful prepping to pack up sewing machines-and everything else! It’s a great sweatshirt too :)
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  3. Ajaire

    I am so excited about your move amy! You are going to love it. Living in a transitional home isn’t easy, but as long as you can keep your eyes on the prize it’ll be great! This sweatshirt looks like a great fit. Good luck with closing!!

  4. Stephanie

    I LOVE the trim, what a great detail! So excited that you got that farm too, I hope the closing and move goes really smoothly. I’m hoping to finish up a bunch of UFOs in 2015 :)
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  5. Amy of while wearing heels

    Your new year sounds exciting and so full of promise. I the plans you have for your farm house. You are going to make so many happy memories there and have so much fun once the time comes to build that dream house.
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  6. Annie

    What a wonderful news, Amy! 16 acres of freedom and a dream house in plan! Hope all the details work out smoothly and move will be easy.
    The sweatshirt looks great! Is the leather trim sewed on? It looks perfect for Bella!
    Wishing you a very happy new year!
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  7. Janlynn

    Congrats on your lifestyle change. I am sure you will be very happy on the farm.
    You have really embraced sewing with knits ! Your hoodie looks very professional and I love the studded trim.

  8. Gina

    Awesome sweatshirt, I can see why it is heavy rotation!!! The leather trim is a special detail that takes the whole project up a notch!! Fingers crossed that all of your closing dates match up and the move goes smoothly!!!!!
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  9. Pam @Threading My Way

    16 acres – WOW!!! That’s fabulous, Amy. You’ll all love the freedom and space. Bella’s top looks great and super comfy, too. I have yet to make up my Jalie patterns – maybe in 2015???
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  10. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Yippeee!!!! {Me clapping gleefully!!!} Congrats on the sale of your home….double, nope make that quadruple, congrats on the purchase of your dream property! 16 acres sounds ah-mazing! I’m curious if you’ll become a country living blogger….I know there will be lots of things you could share about life on the farm. Now…what about Sofie and family? Hopefully, you aren’t too far country that you won’t see your extended family.

    PS Totally loving Bella’s cowboy boots! Very hip!

    PPS Totally love and respect that you respect your ‘models’! xo

    No big news or plans here in Vancouver, although I would really like to get to know many of the Indie Pattern Makers better in 2015.
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