Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pattern Overload

I recently discovered that I had 900 patterns.

And now I have only 750. (approximate figure here - it could be more because I just got more patterns in the mail and my husband bought me 2)

I gave away 100 to a thrift store.

I gave away 50 to some friends.

And I only had 2 duplicate patterns in my patterns.  (thank you photgraphic memory!)

I recently re-organized my patterns - I own a pattern cabinet - by Simplicity - that JoAnn's was gettin rid of many years ago when they were remodeling several stores here in town.

It is now organized:

~ Pattern pieces and instructions are in 5x8 envelopes labeled with the letter of the company and the 4 digit number.
~Envelopes are stored in drawers according to manufactor right now - in numerical order, of course
~Pattern front envelopes are stored in clear plastic pages in notebooks, according to type (skirt, pants, etc).
~There is a notebook for men & boys, children, and then home decor/crafts, and costumes.

Yeah.  I have a lot of patterns.  The funny thing - I have sewn at least 1/2 of them at some time...

1 comment:

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