On the third day of my sewing challenge, I decided to act on lessons learned from Day #1. I sat down with patterns, notes and pen to perform a postmortem on the two garments I constructed.
First, I traced new pattern pieces using the latest alternations. I made notes both on the patterns and in my client notebook concerning changes made to the patterns to reach the final garment. I documented, with dates, the final garments produced so that should I want to re-create the flamingo t-shirt dress, I will know exactly which steps I took.
Next, I folded each pattern piece neatly and placed it into a zippered plastic storage bag. Then I labeled each bag with the client’s name. This I learned: It only takes a few minutes to follow through on the sewing process.
There it is! You heard it here first. I cleaned up my projects, made appropriate notes and put everything away so that it can be found next time. Now for the rest of the mess in my sewing studio…..