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Some times you have to clean...

...and sort to get things done.

I spent the last few hours digging through our box of patterns.

I sorted out a stack that I'm pretty sure is complete. There's a bag of Burda, a bag of Butterick, a bag of Kwik Sew, a bag of McCalls, a bag of Simplicity, a bag of Folkwear, a random bag of modern patterns (including some Vogue and Style) a random bag of historical patterns (including a Wingeo, a Wisconsin Historical Society, some Eagles View and some Past Patterns) and a bag of K's custom patterns.

I even found a bunch of patterns that weren't in the box and were randomly shelved. Now if I only had an idea where some clearly missing patterns were too.

There's also a huge stack of random tissue, paper and un-identified cloth patterns still in the box. I guess I'm going to be ironing tissue and sorting for a while longer. When it's all sorted, I may put a catalog up on my website.


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Jul. 28th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
I did a catalog of my patterns. Complete lifesaver - when I remember to update it. :)
Jul. 28th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
If you come up with a good method of cataloging patterns, let me know. I have 3 boxes (U-Haul small) full of patterns, ranging from quilt to home dec to costume to formal wear, & just about everything in between. I had started scanning them, but that seems to be more trouble than it's worth.
Jul. 28th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
Now *there's* a task that's thankless until it's 100% done, and then you're so glad you did it. My own detail-oriented nature salutes you.
Jul. 28th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
The worst thing is most of these patterns are probably too small for either me or K; they're pretty old.
Jul. 29th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Good luck to it - I salute you!

I have a bibliographical program called EndNote which I have torqued to handle my patterns. It even has a place to keep a picture of the envelope, when I can find one. (One of these days I'll have to scan the old ones ... in my copious spare time ... ) It's tagged with keywords describing the contents, so I can pull up a list of, say, all the vest patterns, and just look at them to choose what I want to use.
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