One of the perks of working in a BIG company as an admin (actually promoted to technical assistant, thank you very much) is that I get free stuff. The printing company housed in our building gave a presentation and gave us some free notebooks. I was expecting the usual lined pages, whatever… I was thrilled to see graph pages faced opposite a page with lines AND a window for sketching. Right away I thought, “Perfect for planning my sewing!”
You can see a couple of my planned projects. The Butterick Retro dress with a green African cotton that I bought in Toronto last year. Also, the tweed skirt and jacket, and black and white blouse, both made with fabric that I bought in London from The Fabric Shop and the Man Outside Sainbury in Walthamstow Market.
Isn’t it great?! Room for the fabric sample, sketches, and notes. I have a few other projects in there as I’m finding it helpful to be able to physically see my plans and add notes. Fabric on the shelf and patterns in the box don’t necessarily help with inspiration or planning ideas.
Guess what? I checked with a few of the other assistants at work and I have one to give away! It is 7.5″ by 10″ and about 50 pages. Leave a comment and I will draw a winner on April 1st (no April Fools). Let me know how you plan your projects. Open to anyone, anywhere in the world.