So I promised you a croqui…

Well, do you promise not to laugh? Unlike my husband who dissolved into a fit of giggles last night when I bounded in on him in tights and vest top looking like a demented Marcel Marceau with a digital camera? Or who literally laughed until he cried when I was sorting through the images on the laptop? You sure?

Here we are (stop sniggering at the back).

It looked a bit alien so I coloured in the hair and eyes for a later edition…

Yeah so NOW it looks normal! Hahhaha. Bonkers.

So not really sure what to make of this, or how to read it. Am I right in saying I have a high waist, or is it a long crotch? I think the pear shape goes without saying. Looking at this silhouette I’d guess that this gal would suit curved/tightish shaped dresses (a bit like McCalls 2401) or straightish/A-line dresses to the knee, rather than full/long skirts. Rounded shoulders maybe. I like that my collar bones stand out a bit – might be nice to find a neckline that shows them off a bit more. Not much going on up top. That’s cool. I came to terms with that when I was 14 or so.

I’m very tempted now to start playing paper dress-up dolls again!

I’ve got a bunch of these printed out now so I’ll start playing around with them at home. The Colette Sewing Handbook recommends using them for inspiration, pasting swatches of fabric on them, sketching shapes over the body etc. It’s going to be a lot of fun in any case!

Oh go on, you do it too. I showed you mine…

P.S. Heres my colour-coded button box… for all you neat freaks out there.