I finally got fed up with it. I was done.
Okay, it wasn't quite that melodramatic. But it is true that I decided to change my ways. I was going to stop writing all of my sewing notes down on random sheets of paper that have the potential to get lost or can never be found when one wants them, such as paper scraps from pattern drafting. ;) (Though I should mention I can sometimes have trouble finding the pattern piece I am looking for that happen to be somewhere in my room, or at least should be.)
My sewing journal is quite hodge podge. It includes anything from notes on my pattern drafting: potential pattern layout, brainstorming about sewing steps, etc. to notes on current sewing projects: what I got done in a day, notes on the pattern, such as for pattern testing, etc. I am sure there will be other more technical notes on future projects such as specifics for pattern alterations, notes on blog posts, fabric purchases, pretty much anything that can be tied to sewing. Journals don't always merely tell what happened in a day!
I think this will be about the only journaling per se that I do on a regular basis. I keep journals while traveling, but that is about it. This blog could be seen as a journal of sorts, but I do like the idea of a notebook filled with handwritten notes that goes into much more detail in perhaps a mundane sort of way. I have no idea if one hundred years from now, someone will even find this interesting, (I would love something like this from say a seamstress' shop 150 years ago. Wouldn't that be interesting!)
So much from this generation is being recorded in picture, email, websites, Facebook, Instagram, etc. But I wonder how much will really be known about the personal lives of this generation in years following. ?
Anyway, enough of my rambling, what do you think of a sewing journal, and do you keep one yourself?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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