Carolyn asked for some details on how I plan to track my yardage. I will use this blank book that a friend gave me last year, it's got old catalog pictures of vintage fashions on the cover. I plan to use the first several pages to track yardage, and the rest of the book is where I'll keep project notes (versus my current system of using the backs of envelopes, paper from the recycling bin, post-it notes, etc that I can never find when I need them).
For yardage sewn, I'll make a line listing of:
- fabric type, color & width
- yards used
- pattern company & style number of the garment
I'll do the first two bullets also for yardage purchased. I won't, though, take an inventory of the fabric I already have. That's going to be grandfathered in...
I'm sure as I go along, I'll learn what I really do or don't want to track. It would probably be better to track it electronically but I want to use my cute little book.
Now I hadn't even considered posting a running total in a sidebar on my blog, but I have seen people do this before and it is kind of interesting. Okay, I'll go for it!