|At the start of a new project I haven't done before I start a time log. At the end I write this info down & break it up as much as possible ie. preparation, pinning & cutting, construction, finishing. I then sticky note this to the 'instruction sheet' of the pattern for future reference. That way I know how much time to allow for the project in stages. Its handy when you have only an hour or 2 to spare in a day...you know what you can achieve in this time.