For ages the Girl Scout motto has been, "Be prepared!". As I gotten older, I've tried to apply this motto to my everyday life. Sometimes it happens and sometimes..... I miss the mark.
Last year I was on a mission to create all of my garments for a Church Conference. Since I decided at such short notice, I had to come up with a way that would make things easier for me. Especially since I had a feeling that my machine was going to end up on this trip as well.
As an Event Planner I plan out upcoming projects. I figured the only way I would be able to pull off this project was to put on my seamstress planner hat and prep ahead.
The first thing I did was decide what patterns I wanted to use. I put them in a big clear Ziploc bag. Then I was in a mission to find the right fabric for the dresses I wanted to make. Not so easy. I purchased everything that I would need to go with each garment. Thread, zippers, pins, etc... I put those things in the Ziploc bag with the pattern selected.
Whenever I found a few free minutes. I would cut out the patterns then place then back in the envelope. I did this for all 4. Then when I found more free time, I grabbed the Ziploc, removed the cut pattern and cut out the fabric. Once cut, and pins still attached, I placed all the materials back in the Ziploc bags. Everything was kept in one spot until I could schedule time to focus on creating the garment.
I still do this when I buy patterns or fabrics. It makes for easy prep and planning. Of course the universal tools that I use for every project (scissors, seam ripper, marker) don't stay in the Ziploc, but I keep them near by for easy access.
Today was just a quick tip to help get you to Project Plan.
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