I’ve been on a bit of a “finish it up” roll this past month! I finished the washi dress and then finished the cabin shirt! Nothing like finishing a few projects to motivate you to dig out projects that have been sitting in your sewing room, fabric cut out, oh for six months. Yikes that’s a lot of procrastinating! I had this
brilliant crazy idea last year that I would cut out a handful of projects at once, just because that is my least favorite part of sewing. I thought I would tackle the boring part first, and then I would get to do the fun part, sewing! Well, I tackled the cutting, and then my attention was pulled somewhere else.
This week that is changing. I’m pulling out a few projects that have been bagged for far too long, like these maritime shorts. I’m always curious what everyone’s system is for storing PDF patterns. When I sew a pattern, and decide it’s a keeper, I pull out a gallon sized ziploc bag and store my pattern in there. The best part of this system is I can cut out the fabric I want to use, and store it in the same bag until I’m ready to sew. I file all of these ziploc bags in a basket that sits atop my sewing cabinet. That’s my system…how do you store your files?
P.S. These shorts have been sitting in this bag so long that there are giant creases all over the place. I hope it all irons out!