- A small swatch of the fabric
- The date (month/year) of purchase
- Fiber content and washing instructions, if known
- Where purchased and cost, if known
Sewing Journal: I've referred to keeping a sewing journal many times on boards and comments on other people's blogs. Here are a couple of representative samples of what the pages look like.
I'm now up to Book 10, so I've been doing this a while. I just start with spiral bound notebooks, which are relatively small, inexpensive and portable. Then as I finish each notebook, or a significant number of pages, I transfer them to a loose leaf binder. The binders have a home in my sewing room and are excellent reference materials for me.
In writing this post, I realized that I haven't talked about how patterns are organized. I'll talk about that later, as well as some other things I do to try and keep my sewing and stashing under control.
Addendum to yesterday's post: I didn't make it to Santa Fe yesterday, having gotten caught up in an organizational frenzy that started when I couldn't find my camisoles with the built-in bras. I ended up rearranging my entire bureau. I also went through all the clothes that I'm giving to charity to find the dog-gone things. Grrrr.