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Date: 9/3/13 10:37 PM

Finally had some extra time to sort my patterns. I had been keeping them sorted by company to be sure I had them all in my Pattern Catalog.
I think I have that covered, so now I am sorting them into categories.
It's fun going through all the new ones I have acquired in the last year, and seeing some I forgot I had!

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Date: 9/3/13 11:53 PM

Oh that IS a fun thing to do. Enjoy the rest of your project.

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Date: 9/4/13 0:30 AM

I know what you mean! I went through patterns recently and tossed a few I knew I didn't fit, were out of style or just plain didn't like. The rest are organized by type: dresses, skirts, pants, loungewear, jackets, etc. I LOVE organization!!! :-)

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Date: 9/4/13 11:44 AM

Very fun!!! I love to fondle my patterns and think about the possibilities :)

I also sort by category. I have sterilite containers from Target and they are organized by
dresses
tops
pants/skirts/shorts jackets/wardrobe/coordinates
misc (men, kids, pjs, accessories, home decor)

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My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 38.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

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Date: 9/4/13 7:45 PM

Fun, huh? If anyone wants LOTS of fun, she can come to my house and tackle a lifetime collection.

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Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Date: 9/5/13 2:16 AM

I sorted mine by company and number last winter; I have a few (okay a few more than a few) new ones to file. I fantasize about creating a system on the computer with an entry for each pattern complete with picture. I could cross index them by style and color code them for season and add special markers to indicate which box they are stored in.

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Date: 9/5/13 3:31 AM

I keep my pattern list in Evernote, with the name of the pattern as the note title, and descriptors as tags. As I buy new patterns I copy the images from the company web site to each note, along with sizing and yardage, so I have all that. And I started doing that for patterns I want to buy, as well, so when I go to the store I have a list of everything I want and all I have to do is transfer the note from the "Patterns Wanted" to the "Patterns Owned" folder.

I did have to go through and scan the patterns that are 10-20 years old, but a lot of them were definitely no longer my style so I got rid of a lot of them, which was a time-saver.

Keeping them this way on my computer/phone means that I can just store them numerically by manufacturer without any further filing or cross-referencing. If I want to add a tag to a pattern I just type it in the tag, and the software updates the index for that tag (or creates a new one, for new tags). No need to colour code or create extensive cross-references.

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Date: 9/5/13 3:44 AM

My tongue was in my cheek when I wrote the part about color coding but even so I worship at the shrine of your organizational genius.

I also took notes. Thanks!

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Date: 9/5/13 8:01 AM

Is each pattern a separate note?

Would you even consider writing a step by step tutorial?

Is Evernote searchable?

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Date: 9/5/13 12:15 PM

Each pattern is a separate note, and Evernote is searchable and you can browse tags. And a tutorial will take me a little time, but sure, I can do that.

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