Instead of having someone draw my outline against butcher paper (which would be tough since my DH is working and my dog is too short to measure me -- yep, that's the only reason my dog isn't useful in this situation) I used a photo that I took whilst wearing an elastic ribbon around my natural waist. The photo was taken with as little distortion to my proportions as possible. Then, I used Photoshop to trace my outline and mark the requisite points on my body - neck base, shoulder joint, waist, groin, knees, etc. I printed it out and then proceeded as the book specified... whoah.
|the croquis... and revelations|
Here's a croquis sketch for two upcoming projects: the free JJ Blouse from BurdaStyle and Clover from Colette Patterns.
|me + JJ blouse + Clovers|
|JJ Blouse, BurdaStyle 2008|
|Colette Clover Pants, Colette 2011|