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Jul 13, 2014

Invasion of the Killer VLOG!


It's out there in the night.  It's coming closer and closer...

THERE'S NO ESCAPING --

THE MPB VLOG!

(You may not want to watch this alone.)

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Have a great day, everybody!

22 comments:

  1. I so enjoy your vlog posts. Do you take requests? I'd love to hear anything from Bye, Bye Birdie.

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  2. Lurved lurved this week vlog. They always pass too quickly. Michael could use a candleabra on that piano. That would be fine way to treat a Steinway. I think if your industrious you might sub divide your collection into skirts, dresses, shirts, etc so so you have a good starting point when you are looking for inspiration or something specific. Always a pleasure

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  3. Love the vlog, love the singing, love the outtakes.

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  4. Ooooh I loved the song today. One of my favorite things is that song!!!
    Regarding the storage of patterns. I have mine in ziplocs also but in separate tubs. I have a plastic 5-tier plano shelf (from walmart) in my sewing room closet. Then on each shelf I have 2 tubs - clear, with hanging folders, and also from wal-mart. I keep my Burda in one, independent patterns in another. I separate by women's and childrens too for Big 4 as well as an Ottobre tub. Within the hanging folders I have those tabbed manila things and separate by type such as dresses, tops, mixed, bottoms, etc. I find it does help when wanting to locate a pattern. For Ottobre and Burda I organize by year and each month gets a separate folder for the magazine and then another for the traced patterns. Just how my system works :) I can't wait to read what others suggest!

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  5. I store mine exactly the same way in ziploc bags. I am back to making toddler clothes and I do have to put them in some kind of order. I don't for my home craft sewing patterns. I just have to rummage through them. I really don't have a lot of patterns.

    Thank you for another wonderful performance.

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  6. I hijacked my son's comic book pages (archival clear pockets) and I put my favorite patterns in the protective pockets and then assemble them in categories in a big 3 ring binder. I also carefully edited my pattern stash and paired it down to just the essentials. I adore your vlogs. They make me smile and start me thinking about what I want to accomplish during a week of making. You are a magnificent inspiration Peter. Thank you!

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    1. I think I am going to steal your idea. I have loads of archival folders. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    2. I put my patterns in ring binders, too. It's still a bit messy because I don't have enough of those :D; but it's the best solution I know of, because searching through the patterns is so much easier that way!

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  7. Love the outakes! And tell Michael I was happy to see his face this week.

    I'm happy to hear your patterns are organized about as well as mine are.

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  9. Oh, that looks ominous but I had to correct a spelling mistake. Didn't know it would announce what I did and make me feel guilty.
    Here we go again:
    You look so happy when you pop into the room every week. Makes me think why be blue when there are sewing machines around? Your singing of Tomorrow the other week really was inspiring as well. I even went back and played it again days later just for a pick-me-up.

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  10. Fantastic! One of my favourite songs and a lovely way to start the week. Have you always been able to sing so well? I'm envious!

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  11. As always, loved your vlog! Thank you for posting!

    As for pattern organisation, I have no tips at all. I pretty much do what you do.

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  12. More bloopers please; they're just one of my favorite things.

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  13. Learn the lyrics, or we're pullin' your card.

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  14. Terrfic post, Peter! Enjoyed it all. I smiled and giggled through the whole thing! You and Michael are a terrific musical duo.

    I store my pattern pieces in manilla envelopes, marked with pattern number in the upper left corner. These go into a file cabinet sorted by number. The pattern's original envelope gets placed into a 3 ring binder in a plastic sleeve and filed according to type. It's very easy to find and browse for patterns this way. I'm feeling that might be a little to well organized for you though. LOL

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  15. Maybe you and Michael can come up with a "Sewing" musical. Just think of the lyrics you could use ha ha.

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  16. I really enjoyed this week's Vlog and - Oh my - it only takes a moment. I haven't heard that song in years and you brought a tear to my eye - lovely thank you both.
    Hugs
    G

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  17. I'm relatively new to sewing, and most of my work has been mending, rather than creating new items with patterns, so I don't yet have a large pattern collection, but I think that a combination of one of the physical pattern filing systems already discussed here along with an accompanying description of the pattern collection would work well. I’d suggest that an electronic spreadsheet file be used as the accompanying description. Each of the physical patterns could have a number associated with them (this could just be a number or some other identifier written on a piece of paper and slipped into the plastic bags or attached to the front of the pattern envelope. The spreadsheet file would contain a row for each pattern, with columns that would contain information about the pattern. The only required column would be the one that holds the identifier of the pattern in the physical collection. Other columns could contain whether the item was mens/women/children/home décor, the pattern manufacturer, manufacturer’s pattern number, whether you’ve used the pattern or not, the era and style of the item, etc. A “comment” column would also be very useful for adding notes, such as whether parts of another pattern were combined with this one, the date of a blog entry in which the pattern was mentioned, etc. Using a book library as an analogy, the physical pattern storage would be like the bookshelves, and the spreadsheet would be like the card catalog. Although non-electronic means can be used to hold the information about each pattern (pencils and notebooks, for example), electronic documents have the advantage of being able to be searched. To locate a pattern, search the spreadsheet for whatever text would be associated with that pattern until you find the row that corresponds to the pattern you’re looking for, get the pattern identifier from that row, and look through the physical pattern storage for the pattern having that number.

    Hope this helps,

    Ken

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  18. TSoM is my favorite musical! Saw it at a drive-in with my parents and I was dancing all around the parking lot.

    I'm a week behind and catching up, but enjoyed this vlog and am looking forward to today's. The out takes were adorable. :-)

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