How do you organize your Marfy and Burda patterns? Marfy, Burda comment les rangez-vous?

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My envelop system for Marfy and Burda Magazine patterns
Like many of you, I posses more patterns then I will ever be able to sew in my entire life...  and I am still very long, so more are yet to come. Since I forget what I own, I started saving the pictures to create a big photo album on Flickr. Of course for the old patterns, I have to scan the envelop in order to have it in the album.

So when new patterns arrive at home, I try to be organized and I post their pictures as soon as possible. Most of the time, I am disciplined enough to do it.

For the Marfy patterns and the Bruda Magazine pattern, I save but mostly I print the image, the picture or the drawing. One printed it is glued on a yellow envelop. If I made the pattern, my personal notes and instruction are typed and included in the little envelop. After, they are put with the rest of the collection in thematic Ikea white boxes.

Last weekend, I found four Marfy patterns that were still standing like little orphans in their original Italian package. Wonderful, I found number 9683, 0220, 1249 and 1445. I had no clue what they were and McCalls' site no longer had the pictures for those. I tried on Marfy's site and they post only few pictures. None of those were among the float. Wonderful, really wonderful !!

I searched the internet and found only the picture for 1445. I was desperate.

Tonight, I decide to look further and I found all the pictures I need either in my computer or in my Flickr album.

Am I every so happy to be more organized than I think I am...  I feel relief.

Marfy 1429 Jacket and 0220 skirt
So tell me, how do you organize your Marfy patterns and the pattern from Burda Magazine that you traced.

Marfy 1445 Jacket

Marfy 9683 skirt and I also have the jacket somewhere ;-)

Je ne sais pas si vous êtes comme moi, mais je possède bien plus de patrons que je ne pourrai jamais en coudre dans ma vie... Le pire c'est que ne n'ai pas fini d'en acheter.  Un folie vous me direz.

Comme j'oublie systématiquement ce que j'ai acheté, je me suis créé un album en ligne sur Flickr. Ensuite, c'est un jeu d'enfant de sauvegarder les photos des sites de compagnie et de les glisser à l'album.

Pour Marfy et Burda, j'imprime le dessin, le géométral ou la photo pour le coller ensuite sur une petite enveloppe jaune. Je tape et imprime mes instruction et note si j'ai déjà fait le patron.

Règle générale, je fais preuve de discipline et aussitôt reçus, aussitôt leur portrait s'affiche dans mon album. Les enveloppes papiers se rangent dans les boites blanche IKEA par theme (pantalons et jupes, robe, veste et ensemble, etc...)

Comme tout bon système, l'utilisateur contribue à sa faille. J'ai donc trouvé cette fin de semaine, 4 orphelins provenant d'Italie. La catastrophe, je n'avais aucune idée à quoi pouvait ressembler les numéros 1429, 1445, 0220 ou 9683.  Comment puis-je un patron dont je ne connais pas le résultat attendu. McCalls et Marfy n'avaient pas de photos et Google image non plus sauf pour 1445...  j'ai mis le tout de coté et ce soir, TA DA,  j'ai trouvé sur mon ordi et mon album Flickr la fiche des petits orphelins.  Quel soulagement. Je peux les coudre...  un jour.


Et vous comment rangez-vous vos patrons Burda et Marfy ?

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2 commentaires

  1. I love Marfy patterns, but the process of ordering them and picking them up in person at the post office is so tedious, I don't buy many. When I do I copy and print color pictures of the pattern, either from the website or the catalog, as soon as I order it. When it arrives, I put it in a plastic zip lock bag with the pattern picture facing up. The bag goes into my pattern storage boxes along with all my other patterns. If I make the garment, I include a small scrap of the garment fabric in the bag too.

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  2. Excellent! I want to be as organized as you ....

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