...Like the shoulders and figure out how to drape so the fabric skims your hips.
Although I did laugh when I saw the rack illustration (I'd love to add three inches that way -- might solve some problems), it was a bit tacky.
And *I* really don't
need more height - I am already more than 6 feet (for the metrically challenged) tall!
As for my hips - I am not really concerned with *them*. For a hip length pattern (blouse), I can't go all clingy, so the darts will definitely have to be smaller at the waist (less intake). BTDTGTS. In addition, I love wide skirts (think Butterick walk-away-dress), and once I have another basic skirt draft, getting to the big A-line isn't a problem. And that nicely camouflages my hips. Now trousers are a different thing, since they usually hug the figure. (That's why I don't wear trousers all that often.)
And I will need to do some reading on where to put the waistline on my skirts, now that my upper-body-draft isn't symmetrical anymore, and my natural waistline is tilted. Well, now that I know
it is tilted!
I've had a similar idea of having photos taken and then importing them into Photoshop or Illustrator (the programs I have).
Don't underestimate the time *that* takes. I am using photoshop, and I am less than thrilled with how it behaves. Unfortunately I don't have a good vector graphics program that would make life easier.
The medium you are working with i.e. fabric, is flexible, in a state of movement when on the body, also the form you are attempting to fit i.e. the human body, is in constant movement. If we were making a pattern for a tailors dummy or a mannequin, that does not move, then we may achieve near perfection.
(ct3d, I hope you donít mind me referring to you in the third person in another post, when I know you will be probably be reading it, but I felt I needed to correct a misunder-standing.)
Now that you have clarified your statement, I feel much better. And no, I don't mind. :-)
I also know what you mean with the body being in a state of flux. Once I distort myself a little, clothes look a lot better on me!
And I really would like to help you to get a pattern if you don't mind. That'll be real challenge for me. But I love challenges
Me too, but this challenge has been lasting a little too long for my taste. :-(
And just to keep you informed: I have progressed to the 'looks-good-in-the-mirror, now-take-photographs' stage. The front right side looks good, the higher side still swings downward and makes the back neckline ride up a little when I move. By now, I have no more back neckline to speak of, while the fabric lies nicely right at the bone I had measured. I might just post pictures on Monday of that. Incidentally, this is how I had done my knit backs for years (before I discovered short rows), but since this is really a deviation from every pattern I have ever seen, this may not be right.
There is also still a nasty drag line on the left side, not to mention too much fabric across my back. Turning my head just a little to look in the mirror already distorts the fit :-(
I will probably cozy up with my pictures and look some more where the fundamental problem is.