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Date: 9/30/11 10:27 AM

I was just over on Lazy Stitching's post about her Colette Fall Challenge and she uses a curvy girl croquis.



Want one?

Ursa Major designed these Custom Fashion Croquis and will send them for FREE to anyone who asks.

I don't work for her, I'm not Plus Sized but I couldn't let you guys miss this, could I?

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Date: 9/30/11 10:36 PM

I emailed her and she sent me the set in a few hours. Seems like a very sweet woman. It's kind of hard to tell from the photo above but the 4 figures are definitely different silhouettes.

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Date: 10/1/11 11:52 AM

What exactly will you do with the drawings? Frame them, maybe? I am not sure what I would do with them and I am trying to understand what they are for. I will visit her blog more often.

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Date: 10/1/11 2:37 PM

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It's kind of hard to tell from the photo above but the 4 figures are definitely different silhouettes


I only realized this when I downloaded them. Each pose is named after a different inspiration modell.

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What exactly will you do with the drawings?


I'll answer this one. The lines on the croquis mark the major measurement lines like Bust, Waist and Hips. A croquis helps a designer to draw the garment they have in mind while keeping track of the "nuts and bolts" of the design.

But what if you are only a home seamstress? Well, I take my cue from Simplicity's Project Runway patterns. You can mix and match the various bodices and sleeves and skirts etc.

So if you're contemplating a Franken-dress, you can test what it will look like with this drawing. Often, I see something from RTW that I like but I want sleeves when it's sleeveless or a wider skirt. I typically draw a [clumsy] design of my ideal garment.

With a croquis, it's far easier to get the proportions right.

Hope this Helps, LTS.

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Date: 10/1/11 4:47 PM

Good enough place as any to post this, but I use an iTouch (saving up for the iPad) and an app called Brushes, and uploaded the croquis from Threads because it's a very basic croquis, not too designer-y. Often I have someone ask me an idea for a costume and it's very simple to open a new croquis, sketch the idea onto it, and later be able to email, print or revise. A lot of people I work with are tech people. I still use a notebook but this app based on a simple croquis is very simple to use and I don't have to sketch out a body first. Although my body was usually an oval on a triangle (body/hip) and stick arms and legs.

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Date: 10/1/11 7:52 PM

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it's very simple to open a new croquis, sketch the idea onto it, and later be able to email, print or revise.

Sounds super cool! I have a very basic, net-free phone and am not willing to upgrade OR pay $50 for internet so I'll just live vicariously through you, ok?

(Hopefully, by the time this technology is truly accessible around here, all the apps I want/need will be out there, LOL!)

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Date: 10/1/11 7:57 PM

Lol ! iTouch ipod, not iPhone, still it was $179 to buy a few years back. Even I wouldn't pay the money for an iphone.I was inspired by Project Runway last season where they got the HP touchsmart laptops and were drawing directly on them. I wanted to do something the same, for free, or almost so.

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Date: 10/1/11 11:40 PM

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What exactly will you do with the drawings?


I've used a homemade (and much cruder) croquis before to check the proportions of an outfit before investing the time to make it. Skirts are a real issue for me, for example, because if the proportions with the intended top aren't quite right, the skirt ends up looking wider than it is long even if it's not. Not exactly the most slimming look, LOL!

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Subject: Ursa Majors Fashion Croquis Date: 10/30/11 11:42 AM

I found a plus sized one on craftster that one of the members made for herself. It is fairly accurate, but I'm a little smaller busted. DH was a little startled by it, but it works really well. I can get a good idea of how certain design lines are going to look on me.

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Date: 12/12/12 11:29 AM

I know this is old but is there anyway I could get these for myself? I'm a fashion merchandising major and I'm trying to work on my sketching skills.

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