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Cataloging My Pattern Stash – McCall’s Patterns

I might have a problem.

I like patterns. A lot. Especially when I was first starting out and saw all the shiny things, I wanted them all!

The problem is that our tiny condo has zero storage, so organizing my stash is a bit of a nightmare.

That still doesn’t stop me from buying more…

I could move into a warehouse dedicated solely to my pattern collection and would probably outgrow that pretty quickly too. BUT WHEN WILL I GET TO MAKING ALL OF THEM?

You see my conundrum?

It’s silly, really. But here we are. And I need a better tracking system.

I know there are several apps out there for this kind of thing. Colette suggests 6 different ones. I’ve personally used Evernote (too buggy), Excel (not portable), and most recently, Sortly. That last one seems to be working out. It even has a barcode scanner so a good majority of the inputting is already done for me.

But I also thought it would be good to chart my progress here at PF HQ, so I’ve listed them below by category and whether or not they have been made and/or blogged.

And of course, this is only part one of three or possibly four. I have never actually cataloged all my indie patterns and there are at least 50 of those.

Yikes.

Maybe my new year’s resolution should be along the lines of a no-buy…

Divided by category. OOP denotes “out of print.”

Dresses
M6558 – woven
M6559 – woven or knit (OOP, includes short topper)
M6696 – woven – THE shirt dress everyone has made, except me, because buttonholes
M6744 – knit (OOP) – made twice
M6754 – knit – made once
M6886 – knit
M6953 – woven – with cup sizes
M7015 – woven
M7090 – woven
M7160 – knit – with cup sizes
M7314 – woven  – with cup sizes
M7321 – woven – attempted once
M7352 – woven
M7384 – knit
M7405 – woven – attempted once
M7432 – knit
M7465 – knit – attempted once
M7532 – woven
M7533 – woven or knit
M7536 – woven – attempted once
M7566 – woven
M7591 – knit – made once

Dress & top combo pattern
M6752 – knit (OOP) – made once
M7407 – knit
M7563 – woven – made once
M7603 – woven – made once

Menswear
M6044 – woven – made twice (aka M9234)
M6972 – woven

Outerwear
M7549 – woven

Pants/Jeans
M6361 – woven
M5894 – woven
M7445 – woven

Rompers
M6083 – woven or knit – made once
M7384 – knit

Skirts
M6654 – knit
M7363 – knit (OOP)
M7414 – woven (OOP)

Sweater/Sweatshirts
M6992 – knit
M7660 – knit

Tops
M6354 – woven (OOP)
M6399 – woven or knit (OOP)
M6467 – woven (OOP)
M6563 – woven (OOP)
M6750 – woven
M6751 – knit
M6841 – knit (OOP) – the zebra top
M6964 – knit
M7051 – woven (OOP)
M7251 – woven (OOP)
M7358 – woven
M7360 – woven
M7391 – woven
M7445 – knit
M7508 – woven – with cup sizes
M7542 – woven – attempted once

I’ll continue to update this and future lists with any additional makes, posts, and pattern hauls. Because there will always be more patterns!

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