This How-To will teach you how to use a technical croqui for drawing your flats. “Croqui” is French for sketch, and in the fashion realm ‘croqui’ refers to the female figure we draw clothes over. There are longer, thinner croquis used for fashion illustration, but for the purposes of this How-To we are using a croqui with more realistic proportions because we are drawing ‘flats’. Flats are technical, showing each detail of the garment: seamlines, zippers, buttons, darts, topstitching, etc.

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    Feb 17, 2010, 05.39 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    seems a fail whale got into the system, I tried to find the original but it seems to have gone bye byes, try this


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    Sep 11, 2009, 08.30 PMby K Jane

    Hi, I tried clicking on the link for the PDF of the croqui, and it went to a blank page! help! Thanks

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    Aug 1, 2009, 04.43 PMby clauxic

    OMG!!! Thanks a lot!! i already have a croqui, but this one has a lot more details!!! I´m working in my final project of technical drawing. I feel good we use the same eraser and pen =)

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    Feb 11, 2009, 05.45 AMby naturalmommy-1

    This is so cool I am going to try and draw them. I am trying to make my own wedding dress but I think i might pass out before its over with. I don’t have the pattern just a picture of what it looks like. I don’t know how to make a pattern from just a picture and then wear it. I don’t know.. DO you have any advice?

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      Apr 1, 2010, 06.16 PMby denise2003

      When I made my wedding dress, I went to the store and found a pattern that had the skirt I wanted and then found a pattern similar to the bodice I wanted. I combined them. I hope this helps.

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    Dec 5, 2008, 06.19 PMby deladybex

    Excellently said here and not so technical it can not be understood! thanks deLadyBex

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    Oct 30, 2008, 03.38 PMby kess

    this is perfect! i used this to draw a few designs and it makes things SO much easier

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    Aug 24, 2008, 04.56 AMby amy-jade

    Ah this is fantastic

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    Apr 7, 2008, 09.32 PMby britnlind

    You have made my life simpler with this. I had a design I needed to get out and I got it together in no time using this. You guys are so awesome!!

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    Apr 7, 2008, 08.48 AMby bella6167

    This is great! I’m going to make a dress today. Thank you so much.

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    Apr 6, 2008, 07.33 PMby vickilinn

    Thanks sooo much, this was just what I was looking for.

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    Apr 6, 2008, 01.03 PMby ceregana

    Thanks guys! I already used it!

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    Apr 6, 2008, 04.36 AMby lauriana

    Nice! Like Zahra, I could really use this!

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    Apr 5, 2008, 12.22 AMby zahra

    yaaaay thankss for this wonderful hwto and the template ! m so happy that my requset ws fulfilled! :) thanks alot burdastyle

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    Apr 4, 2008, 09.14 PMby peaudane

    I like the dress you drew. I hope we get it as a pattern!

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