Japanese Pattern Books

Cataloging patterns

February 3, 2014

I’ve come to the realization that if I don’t see something, more than a few time, my brain has a hard time processing it.  It’s a little bit of a bummer, actually, that I need to organize my thoughts, ideas, creativity, and to do lists visually in order for there to be a chance for any of it to get done.  In an effort to organize my sewing to dos, and because I can’t sketch or draw for the life of me, I’m trying to catalogue my patterns, in their black and white drawings, so I can refer back to them easily and see which fabrics would work with which patterns for the ideas in my head. The commercial patterns are easy because they are all online so I did this mildly OCD process of searching and pinning all my kids and women’s patterns to some private boards (for now, because I didn’t want to barrage the followers with all these random pattern drawings). The japanese patterns books are trickier because I don’t have the time or patience to scan every single pattern in each book.  Instead, I decided to take pictures of the patterns that I definitely want to try and put them into one photoshop file per book.  Hopefully this method won’t take as long.

This is what I’ve got so far – 2 out of say 20 books.  I’ll probably just stick to 6ish patterns from each book for now and add more later, just so I can cross this off my list.  I put the pic of the book on the top left because I’d never know which is from which.  This way, I can look at my little lady dresses or sewing inspiration pinterest boards and quickly find a pattern I own that comes close to what I’ve pinned.
I’ll be adding more this week, mainly so I have somewhere I can pin from.

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