|After spending countless hours searching through all my patterns that were stored in boxes, I decided to put some of my old secretarial skills to work. I purchased a four-drawer metal filing cabinet from an office supply store to begin this task. On the outside of each drawer, I inserted a label that displays the type of patterns contained in that particular drawer. I have one drawer that contains nothing but suit patterns (I still work in an industry where this is proper business/office attire); the others are broken down into the other main categories of my pattern stash--such as dresses, pants, skirts, etc. Within each drawer, I inserted divider tabs showing a more descriptive title--such 2-piece dresses, jacket dresses, sundresses, etc. Behind each divider tab, I can find all my patterns that are associated with this particular category. For those patterns that have a variety of wardrobe pieces, I file it according to the piece that is most attractive to me. For example, I have several patterns that fall into this category, but the reason I purchased it was because I liked the jacket or blouse. Most of the time, I have an idea of the type of garment I want to make out of a particular piece of fabric, so this method has allowed me to easily access all my suit patterns in one area in which I want to make that special piece of wool suiting sitting in my storage cabinet. Hope this helps some of you with your organization.