I have been psyching myself up to do this post. I have done a croquis of my body as suggested in the Colette Handbook. I did this by taking a photo of myself in tight fitting clothing and drawing my true outline.
A few other people have done it around the blogisphere too and I applaud their bravery!
Although this is not an easy thing to do, I think it is a massive step in understanding your own body and helping you to see how the clothes you make will fit and suit you.
I think this will prevent me from making quite a few mistakes!
So, lets talk about this picture above...
My first thought was that I was horrified and struck by how short I am. But the more I look at it, the better things get. I'm 2inches off hourglass and I am very lucky that my body is fairly balanced. My legs are more normal that I imagined them to be but I have very narrow shoulders.
This is my main fitting issue along with a small waist and wide hips.
Overall its not so bad!
I started drawing out a few patterns I want to make to see how they would work on my body,
I really like the Colette Parfait,
Would you ever make your own Croquis?