Saturday, April 14, 2012
What Shape Are You In?
Do you follow the recommendations given on the back of the Vogue pattern? Many of the Vogue patterns include a figure flattery chart. This chart is designed to help you make the best choice in selecting a pattern.
On the website, Vogue includes some guidelines for using the chart. It made me chuckle because it claims to minimize your adjustments if you follow it. NOT. With any pattern choice, whether my shape is indicated or not, I have to make my standard fit adjustments. Following this chart certainly does not eliminate or minimize the fitting adjustments.
In the past, I followed this recommendation before buying a Vogue pattern. But, I've noticed that some bloggers do not, and have had excellent results. So I buy patterns based on what I like and whether or not I think it looks good on me.
The other thought that comes to my mind when making selection is what about the third dimension. If I turn side ways, will it still look good on me? I look at all sides, paying close attention to how the garment falls over my body. As I'm looking, I ask myself, is this a good look for me?
The figure flattering diagram is not enough. There needs to be a few more alternatives. For instance, I'm a upside down triangle through the upper waist (shorter than average turso, very long legs) with the shape of a vertical rectangle at the bottom.
How do you shape up? Do you follow the recommendation?