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Video: How to Make a Personal Croquis

Apr 11, 2013

Yelen Ayé

Fashion illustrator and SewStylish author Yelen Ayé, has shown the basics of fashion illustrations and how to refine their features in two previous video tutorials. Now, Yelen makes it personal. Follow along as he shares how to sketch a croquis in your likeness. To create a personal croquis, you’ll need a front-facing, full-body photo of yourself, a business card, ruler, and pencil or pen.

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  1. User avater sewin April 16th

    Thank you for the great tutorial, you made the process come to life. Of course it won't be as easy for me but I will refer to your video to get help along the way.Thank you.

  2. Moonbeams April 16th

    Never thought of making my own croquis. I will do that this summer when I'm off. And I like knowing it's here for reference. Love it.

  3. Carly_Sue April 16th

    WOW! What talent! You make it look so simple but I don't think it will be easy to do. It makes sense though, to have your very own body proportions to style.

  4. Mamato8 April 16th

    I made my own croquis when I was in patternmaking classes. Unfortunately, my body has taken a different shape I should do it again. I don't draw up all those proportions, just the silhouettes from the front, back and side. It's a great way to try different fashion ideas on without sewing up samples!

    I highly recommend it!

  5. User avater duchessga April 17th

    Thank you so much for the tutorial, you have made me realize I can draw my designs.

  6. Sewer2012 April 18th

    Thank you for this video. I've been collecting methods on how to do this for a while and I think I'll try this one first.

  7. sewbuttons April 23rd

    What a great technique! I think with a little practice I'll be coming up with all kinds of designs that actually will look like the final garment. Thanks for your information on what product you used.

  8. ilovestitching April 30th

    that as a very interesting tutorial, thank you. It will be useful when working on correct proportions.

  9. User avater canei May 2nd

    Thanks for sharing...I will have to practice that.

  10. rksue May 9th

    I stumbled across this tutorial and watched not knowing what the outcome would be, I would love to learn to do this and might sit quietly with the video and try this for myself as i have changed shape and dont like most of what i make formyself these days, doing something like this would cut out the mistakes and help me like what i sew. Now to find a some quiet moments........... definitely a to do project on my list. Thankyou

  11. User avater Ziggybug November 11th

    Loved how ways you made it look. Now to try it! Somehow I think that will take some practice. It would be a fabulous tool in my toolbox.

  12. User avater Ziggybug November 11th

    I really do dislike it when my computer tries to "fix" the words I am typing and makes a mess of the text. I was trying to say that I loved the video and how you made it look so easy. I will definitely watch it again and again as I try to duplicate drawing a croquis.

  13. User avater jofre146 December 22nd

    "Fashion illustrator and SewStylish author Yelen Ayé, has showed you the"... "has showed you"? Shouldn't it read "has shown you?"

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