Like many other bloggers who are inspired by The Colette Sewing Handbook, I f0llowed suit in the croquis bandwagon. Here is my mini-me!
I didn’t feel like setting up my camera today, so I browsed around my photos and picked one that is close enough. After making a rough tracing in CorelDraw, I looked at my croquis and felt so uninspired. I mean, they looked… stubby. I guess the slender yet unproportional fashion drawing everywhere has distorted how I look at real human body.
But this is how my body really looks like. I draw a face and some little details and slowly I began to like this drawing. I put her in a bathing suit so she won’t be naked.
I tried using them to plan some projects using Butterick 5672 and Colette Pastille dress patterns. The picture of the fabric was taken using iPhone and then applied to the dress on the croquis. The proportion of the floral pattern is still not quite right though.
If I would make it again, I think it is better if I use a photo of me standing straight facing the camera, so the shape of the body can be seen more clearly. For now, I still wasn’t sure if this will be useful in my sewing journey, but I think it looks really cute!
Have you made your personalized croquis and use them in planning your projects? Do you find them useful?