I am up to 31 yards in recorded fabric... and the end is not in sight... :(
Most of the stuff I got cataloged was a garbage bag from my ex-boyfriend's (as of a week ago*) mom... And the one purchase I have made this year. I have yet to get into anything in the bins! This is just what was out. As I go through, I am planning to weed out the things that I know I won't use. And get some kind of a system. I really don't have one, sadly!
But here's where I started. On post-its with paper clips and my trusty tape measure on the dorm room floor.
Then I got a box and cards!
My cards are 4x6 and all handwritten. I elected to staple swatches, for the simple fact that I can tell how something feels or how see-through it is... And it's handwritten because I have no patience to try to feed these thorough a printer. All of the ones here at school are big and scary, and I took mine home because the network is so good!
Each card looks like this, and lists the name I gave to the fabric, or when I start to buy named fabrics it'll say those. I list yardage, width, place of origin(so far lots of people) and date and cost. All of that goes on the right, and a swatch goes on the left with fiber content underneath. Elementary, but it works for now!
The back will come in handy when I start using all of this up, and for fabrics like the one this card is for, I'll put a picture of the repeat on the back...
Here is the repeat, with tape for scale. I like it so much I wanna share! The tape kinda tells you more about how HUGE the flowers are... I can see a great summer skirt long enough for Turkey in my head. Or maybe even a dress, hmm....
Kay, wish me luck getting through this catalog! Super-long rehearsal tomorrow and a run-through and dinner out Friday so I won't have any progress to report till this weekend at the earliest... And I may just sleep then. This has been a heck of a week!
*: I am hurt by how it happened, but really okay... and it's for the best. He has some thinking to do, and I do too. We may be friends down the road... I just don't know yet. I am sure we won't date again. And I think that's all I want to say. So much not-sewing stuff this week! I know y'all don't necessarily come here for that. When I decided to really do this, I promised myself this wouldn't be a college angst piece.
And I really appreciate the supportive comments encouraging me to ramble. Thanks for bearing with me!