She may not know it yet, but the lovely gal over at Lazy Stitching inspired me to try a croquis. I had my husband (who giggled like a schoolgirl the whole time 🙄 😉 ) take pictures of the front/side/back views needed. Obviously, I’m not posting them on here until they are outlines, and probably not even then…because all I can think is OH. MY. GOD. do I really look like that?! *sob* OK, cry over, it is what it is, and I am working on making it better. The main reason I wanted to do it is because I thought it would be an excellent way of determining what will look good on me before I spend the time sewing it up. Sort of like trying things on at the store, but without the hassle of whining kiddo (or whining husband). If you follow the link above, you’ll see how Alana from Lazy Stitching does it because she was gracious enough to make a tutorial.
I’m off to find a good method for tracing these things off, without a light table, since I don’t have one….yet.
I probably won’t be posting anything until after Christmas, so I’ll take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas with much love and good cheer!
We wear clothing to hide the lumps and bumps we don’t like. Don’t be too hard on yourself, you’ll look better in the end. And given that you are working on making it look better, think of how you’ll have a croquis to compare when you get to where you want to be.
Could you use a desk lamp or flashlight under glass or clear plastic propped up? There have to be some good make-do solutions out there.
Thanks, it is definitely a shock though to see the views that are always distorted when you look in a mirror.
Good thinking! I’ll have hubby bring home that clear clipboard from work. I’ve got a ridiculously bright desk lamp that would probably work.
I am sure that the effort will pay off. It seems like a lot of work to make one, but once you have it, it will definitely help choose what to sew. I don’t think I could face the “unvarnished” facts about my figure. We don’t even have a full length mirror in the house!
One thing about it, looking at the images has definitely helped me figure out why I have so much trouble getting things to fit. And you might be able to face your figure better than you give yourself credit for. After my initial round of shock, I realized that there were a lot of things I wasn’t accounting for fit-wise that I should be able to address better now.
I started these while ago and wimped out because I didn’t like what it was telling me ;). I need to ovary up because they are really neat and useful. Maybe over the break… 😉
I use our glass-top coffee table and a clamp-lamp for a light-box. You can also cover a paper with pencil and trace over like carbon-paper, but erasable.