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Posted on: 2/3/07 2:39 PM
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I'm making an index of BWOF patterns. (I thought of this project when made available a link to archived issues.) I'm downloading the photos and technical drawings for each pattern from Then I use a word processing application to make index pages of BWOF patterns and place the pages in a binder. I'm including the issue and pattern ID numbers on the pages. All of the BWOF patterns will be in one place. When I want to select a BWOF pattern I flip through the index and choose my pattern. Although I'm including all of the plus patterns in the index, I make a more detailed page for those pieces I'm most likely to make. These get pages get filed in the binder by month (see photo). Once I get caught up with the past issues, I'll make the pages as the new issues arrive. (I usually work on this project while I'm watching TV.)

Warning: This is a long term project. It goes faster after you have a template for the index page. Also, this tip works for me because I use only the plus size patterns in BWOF. You may need to edit your selections to those you might actually make, unless, of course, you want to index the entire issue!

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Nancywin said...
Great idea - I never thought of dowloading the pictures. I just scan the line drawings two page spread from the magazine and keep that it my binder. I write the month and year at the top of each page so if I want to see it actually made, I can go to that issue. It's not as pretty as the pictures, but I usually want to look at the line drawings anyway.
2/18/07 1:56 AM
OP Gal said...
Elray, I *love* this tip. I just adore organizing things, and this is a great idea. You can bet I'll be doing this in the future!
2/7/07 3:35 PM
Elaray said...
Motomoda - To get to the archives, go to, and click on "de" under the logo in the left corner - this will take you to the german page. click "magazines" on the left, then click "Archive von burda modemagazin".
2/4/07 8:32 AM
motomoda said...
This is a great idea - can you post the link to the archived BWoF? I only stumble across them by accident :)
2/4/07 5:29 AM
10Ksteps said...
What fun this will be to look at and dream about the creations possible. Good idea, thanks.
2/4/07 2:37 AM
Gsd said...
I love this idea. I just started a subscription last year so I only have one issue so far. Now is the time to start cataloging. Thank you very much.
2/3/07 11:23 PM
Vonnevo said...
Elaray, this is a great idea :)
2/3/07 7:59 PM
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