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Using a Croqui

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

When I go through patterns, I have a hard time figuring out if something that looks good on the model (who is probably 6′ tall and is, you know, a model) is going to look good on me (5’2″ and not a model). So I’m intrigued by this croqui thing, particularly when I saw how this blogger used hers. Has anyone made a croqui* before? Do you find them useful? I’ll see if I can get DH to take some photos of me so I can make one, too.

*Y’all probably know this already, but a croqui is “a silhouette that you can use to study your figure and diagnose fitting issues” (definitition shameless plagiarized from Sewing by the Book).

Croqui

From blog post So … This Is My Body

What’s most obvious about the one on the left is that I absolutely do not have that slim little waist in the pattern image, so it’s not going to look like that on me. The sleeves (which I wasn’t planning on) are probably a good idea as they make me look more balanced. Not a terrible look, reminiscent of Glee’s Rachel Berry, if that’s what I’m going for.

The image on the right, however, shows me that my rectangular-shaped body doesn’t change the shape so much. And the v-neck doesn’t widen my square jaw.

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Happy 2012!

January 1, 2012 Leave a comment

WordPress.com created a little annual report for the blog, which included some fun surprises (I have readers from other countries??). Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit! It’s nice to know I have some readers out there in cyberspace. 🙂

As for 2012, is there anything y’all would like to see in this blog? Links to patterns? To other blogs? Something else? Just let me know, and I’ll do my best to oblige!

Happy New Year!

The Dangers of Sewing

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

I saw this article title on a website, and I thought it was a joke. Sure, scissors are sharp and all, but dangerous? Sewing? Well, I was completely wrong! The article recounts some scary episodes that actually landed a few folks in the ER. Yikes!

The Dangers of Sewing

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