Time for a random Amoretti update! There’s news, news, and more news . . . some more exciting than others.
First things first – my fabric collection will be going to the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City in May! Not only that, I will also be going to Salt Lake City in May, so if you’re a resident of Salt Lake City who is also an attendee of fabric trade shows . . . a description that no doubt fits hundreds and hundreds of you . . . you should swing on by and say howdy.
Also debuting at market will be my line of sewing patterns . . . always assuming that I get my act together and finish them. What this means though, is that the Amoretti website will shortly be selling not just clothes, but fabric and patterns as well. Following closely from there . . . this turn of events meant that the website needed to be re-structured. And while I was at it we needed to get a lot of behind-the-scenes stupidness updated and fixed and streamlined. Given that websites are not my spiritual gift, this has taken way longer than it had any right to. But we’re close now . . . and the website will be switching over somewhere in the next couple weeks. That’s not all that exciting for anyone else, but it’s pretty awesomely good news for me and my ridiculously complicated inventory tracking.
However – this brings me to the next bit of relevant news. Once the website switches over, I’m afraid that the prices are going to go up a bit. Not hideously, but a bit. I know, I know . . . I hate it when people do that. And I really, really wish I didn’t have to. But just between you and me, these items are radically underpriced. I know that might seem shocking if you’re comparing them to the prices at Wal Mart. But then again, looking at the situation squarely and analyzing the thing from every angle, it turns out that I’m not Wal Mart. I’m not having millions of these produced for 10 cents a piece in China. Everything is made in the USA, and in drastically smaller quantities. And of course, if you take a speedy glance at boutique prices for little girl’s dresses, you’ll discover that mine are about a third of the price. The long and the short of it is that I’m selling these dresses and things to customers at slightly below the wholesale price – because I really didn’t want them to be too expensive. I would feel like a super cheeseball if I was charging prices that I would never pay myself – so I sell them cheap! On the other hand, I really need to charge slightly more than I’m doing at the moment because I’m quite literally giving this stuff away. Boil it all down and the long and the short of it is that after the website switches over you’ll be purchasing them for 60% off the retail price rather than 70% off.
I’m sure you can see where this is going. This is me urging you to hurry up and order your Easter dresses before the price goes up. And . . . to add to the incentive – you can use the coupon code femina to get an additional 20% off. This little heads-up is exclusively for you lovely femina readers . . . the rest of the world is just going to have to suck it up when they find that the prices have gone up a smidge – but I wanted you all to have a shot at it before it happened.
HOWEVER . . . before you go racing off to place your orders, I need to apprise you of certain details. We are all the way sold out of several items, but this state of affairs isn’t indicated on the current site. (Yet another reason that we needed another site.) So before you order, let me give you a few things to bear in mind. I’m including the list of items that are currently sold out – but on a number of other things we have extremely low stock, so even if the item you want is not on this list – you still might get an email from me after your order saying that I’m dreadfully sorry but could you possibly go with another size or color?
Skirties: XS, S, M (I know, I know, I know – it’s embarrassing because I’ve been out of these for way too long. Hopefully I’ll pull myself together shortly and these will be back in stock.)
Gypsy Queen Skirt, Blue Stripe: 8, 12
Gypsy Queen Skirt, Raspberry Red: 12
Dutch Beauty Skirt, Ruby Scroll: 12
Bluebird Tee: S
Apple Blossom Tee: S
Last note: The Union Jack Handbag Kit would make a lovely addition to an Easter basket . . . . I’m just sayin’. And if you grab one now, you can get it for 20% off.
There. I’m done now. Now you can go get some shopping done.