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Posted by: MaryLynn in Long Beach

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Posted on: 6/7/05 2:09 PM
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If I'm drafting a pattern, or significantly changing/morphing a commercial pattern, I assign the new pattern a number based on that day's date. For instance, the pattern number for today is 060705. If I happen (rarely) to make more than one pattern in a single day, I add a hyphen and the ordinal for that pattern. Example: 060705-1, 060705-2.

I put that number on every piece. I store the patterns in a gallon ziplock bag. I may even include a sketch or written description that I include in the bag.

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Miss Fairchild said... (6/9/05 5:43 PM) Reply
Thank you for the tip. I'm always making my own patterns. Now I have a coding system for them, thanks to you!
Brine said... (6/8/05 11:11 AM) Reply
Great idea! I always think I'll remember what I have done, but when I get back to it days later I don't.
appleC said... (6/8/05 10:24 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great tip. I may want to use a slightly different numbering scheme: 20050607, 20050607-1, etc. This way I can sort by pattern numbers(if it grows over time) in a spreedsheet. That's how I organize the list of my photo CDs :)
Elaine Penney said... (6/8/05 9:15 AM) Reply
Great idea. I'm always getting confused with the order of my changes.
MaryBeth said... (6/8/05 6:49 AM) Reply
Ha! Organization with logic. Excellent!
KarmenG said... (6/7/05 8:52 PM) Reply
Wonderful Idea Marylynn
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