She's making a list, checking it twice...
No, wait, wrong season ;)
Back when I set up the web store, a concern some customers had was that they'd lose track of where they bought stuff and accidentally get doubles. Honestly? It's the kind of thing I see myself doing, so it's a legit concern and I tried to figure out a solution.
Here's what I came up with: Pattern Checklists!
But hey, if you're going to make a tool, might as well give it multiple uses!
Here's the .PDF file for the PS size (which includes 125% patterns like DC Super Hero Girls and 150% patterns like 17" Monster High variants, but they each have their own section), and you can also find this--and others, when I finish them--in the Resources tab.
Ok, so what can you do with this?
- You can keep track of where you bought your patterns, and which ones you have! The #1 most important function of a checklist, obviously. Patterns are ordered alphabetically so you can find them easily.
- The pieces in each pattern are listed so you can hit ctrl+f on the digital .pdf to search for any term. Say you need a pair of bloomers. Ctrl+F, type in 'bloomers' and you'll instantly have all the patterns that contain Bloomers highlighted.
Easy to find what you already have, AND easy to pick out new patterns!
- Print out a copy to keep with your pattern pieces for easy reference. Forgot what a pattern looks like/should look like when it's done? Lots of little pictures on each page and the descriptions will let you find it in seconds!
- Make a wishlist! Because I have been known to have flash sales where you don't get much time to be indecisive ;)
- Write in whatever notes you need for yourself. Did the pattern, and want to remember that X fabric you tried works really well (or really NOT well?) There's space for that. Make a note that the pattern has a couple of XL pieces that are in a folder not with your regular pattern pieces? There's space for that. Anything you want to make note of, do it!
So yep, pretty good resource! I've already printed out a copy myself, I figure it will save me lot of time answering customer questions about "do you have a pattern that has X in it?" and that kind of stuff!