This week I have been without my sewing machine as it started sewing backwards (don't ask!), but, as you may know, I have a LOT of plans for my Autumn wardrobe. So what do you do when you can't physically get any sewing done? Prep. Lots and lots of prep of course!
So far I have:
- Printed out the pattern for the Burda Jenny skirt.
- Stuck it together and cut out all the pieces (believe me, this takes a long time!)
- Cut out the pieces for the Toile/Muslin
- Cut out the pieces for a toile for the Burda 8155
- Printing out the pattern for the Colette Sorbetto top
- Stuck it together and cut out all the pieces
- Cut out the pieces for a toile of the Sorbetto
- Bought two more fabrics to be made into tops (!!)
- Played with my Kitties
Do you ever do your sewing like this? Get all the tracing and cutting prep done all at once and then concentrate on the sewing? If you do, how do you keep all your pieces organised? I thought I'd share with you my new way of keeping all my different projects organised:
I bought a load of A3 clear zip-lock folders and now store all my muslin, paper pattern, envelope and fabric for each project in a separate folder. They have a little name card holder so you can label them too - but because they are clear, it's pretty easy to tell what's in what anyway! I have to say that this is quite a revelation for my sewing room - suddenly it's not quite so chaotic in there (my boyfriend is very please! lol)!