How I’ve decided to go about doing this is to photocopy (scan a copy) the line drawings of all my Burda magazines and all of my pattern envelopes. As a fashion sewer (and sometimes designer), what I find most influential is looking at the line drawings. I’m always able to scan over the patterns quickly to find the design I’m looking for.
This process is going to take a few days to complete. After I started I realized just how much information I really have. I’ve got quite a few patterns, hand drafted ones included, plus all of my Burda’s — an off and on subscription dating back to the mid – 90’s.
I’ll be at this for a few days so hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have the whole collection ready to assemble into the binder. Actually, now that I’m looking at several pages I’m really excited to see that I have so much reference at my fingertips! Will I ever need to buy a pattern EVER AGAIN? With so much of a reference can’t I just make my own? It is definitely a thought to ponder!