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odonnell
Last edited on 30.05.2020 13:55 by Sharon O'Donnell
Costume Bible - questions and comments
Dear Bernadette,

Thank you for sharing your methods for documenting and archiving each project. As a new Stitchling, your article comes as a good time.

Questions...

You mentioned that you store the pattern in another location (too bulky for the notebook). Do you have a reference system so that you can use your bibles to locate the pattern?

Do you have a digital archive/back-up system? Fabrics cannot be archived this way, but photos that come close to the true colors of the material can go into a digital archive. For myself, I can see the need to access notes on scaling and modifying past projects. Full disclosure, my friends believe that I am a bit obsessive about back-ups, but I see them as insurance.

Best,


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dannyjane
Detailed and Helpful Article
Dear Bernadette,

Thank you for a detailed and helpful article full of useful information. I am, as always, impressed by your attention detail. However, I do have a question. These notebooks full of information are necessarily bulky. Since, like you, I have also have limited space, where do you store your bibles as they grow in number?

Again, thank you for the suggestions and useful downloads.

Sincerely yours,

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heathermoon
Dear Bernadette,
Thank you for writing this! When I started sewing in December I also began my own patterns journal. I can be incredibly nostalgic and also like to catalogue all the things (librarian at heart) so to know this is widely done is nice. I bought a graph paper notebook to translate my patterns in 1/8 their original size so I can include them in my pattern journal and its already proved to be super useful! Thanks again and look forward to the next article x

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