It has really good reviews, I will try the library first of course to see if I can order it but a few people have said they bought it after checking it out as it is so good. It may be one for Santa if not, and I will just see what else the library has on offer first. I have had a little go at getting my ideas down on paper (after the fact with one dress) just to try it out. I copied a figure of a body from a website then drew my dress over the top, it may be basic but I have to start somewhere. I decided I would start and do this in future and keep a a little scrapbook even if I don't make all the ideas it will serve as practice and I can add images I like and so on. Here is a page ...
Like I said in this case it has been created after the dress is complete but I though it would serve to remind me of projects or provide inspiration if I use it regularly. I also don't keep things forever so if I had done this in the past I could have looked back on past projects that I maybe no longer own. I do photograph often now but I never used to.
I also sketched out some ideas on a sheet to give to someone who had seen my baby dresses, I added a few fabric samples and she has got back to me requesting dresses so that proved useful.
So I have made a bit of a start on developing one of the skills I want to learn.