Next Step...

Posted by Amrita McIntyre on

Pattern making! OMG!! Our designs have finally been passed on to the pattern maker! So the next step is to get our fabrics to him and he'll begin to create our first set of samples! How exciting, right! I mean, we are so close to finally seeing our designs come to life, this is so unreal! 

Mila James Blog Photo

Let's rewind a little. We met with the pattern maker, discussed all the specifics and tiny details, and when I say tiny, I mean every single inch of each design. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to go over our small collection. I felt so, I don't know, business like, does that even make sense? It felt so good to be making decisions and getting our process moving along. 

After the meeting, I had learned so much, maybe a little too much in one sitting, but it was all so very exciting! Like any new job, there's a process. You start, you train, you learn, and you grow. After learning everything I did and making so many decisions in such a short amount of time, I definitely feel like i'm in the training process here. The part where you get overwhelmed with information but you're just so excited that you want to hear more and more. This is my dream job, so my brain didn't want to shut off. All this new information had me going all day (and night!). I could not sleep all night that night! It's like my brain was in overdrive, trying to learn everything I had just been taught, all the new terminology, trying to figure out the next steps, making to-do lists in my head, trying to remember everything I wanted to research the next morning. It eventually became super exhausting. 

The next day, well, it was not as exciting. I was extremely tired, handling my mom duties per usual. I knew I had to figure out a way to "clock out" of work as needed. I couldn't clock myself out the day before, which is what got me so exhausted. We decided to take a family trip to the snow and that really helped to refresh my mind, that, and having no wi-fi up there, haha! 

Mila James Blog Image Snow Day

This is is all so new to me, and I'm learning every single day. I know, with any job, once you've done it for a while, it begins to come natural to you and the meetings filled with information get easier and the steps become simpler. Until then, I really need to learn how to "clock out" and separate the two roles. What do you do to help you "clock out" of work mode and back into mommy mode?


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