And, like many others, I have made a croquis just like Sarai recommends. It's supposed to be so you can plan out projects on your real body shape. So, I dressed up in my tights, got my husband to take some pictures, printed them out and traced! (This makes it sound so easy but trust me there was a lot of fussing, cropping, taping paper to windows etc.)
I did a few in a variety of poses, and put on some heels. I don't like the idea of going to all that trouble to dress up my croquis all nice, and her not even bothering to put on some nice shoes!
Okay, okay, enough stalling... I will now let you see my form in all its pear shaped glory- not that that was a surprise to me!
I also came across this page explaining body proportions, so I decided to divide my body up, and see where the proportions fall- These eight divisions are supposed to be evenly spaced in the ideal human:
|I am not the ideal human.|
Interesting huh? I have a short upper body (particularly from bust to waist) and short legs, and a long "rise" as it's called (crotch to waist). I'll be keeping this concept in mind when I think about how clothing works on me :)
If you have one too, please do comment so I can check yours out! Aren't they fun?