Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook

Indispensable Figure Templates for Body-Positive Design

Gretchen Hirsch


Being able to sketch is an essential part of fashion design and sewing; a good sketch shows the designer/sewist how a garment's proportion, style lines, and colours will work on the body. Most designers sketch their designs on top of "croquis," or pre-printed body outlines. However, until now, the standard croquis for women have shown elongated, stick-thin, unnaturally proportioned and off-balance bodies.

Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook reinvents the traditional croquis for the 21st century, with hundreds of croquis depicting realistically sized and proportioned body shapes in balanced, life-like poses. Also included are an overview of the design and sketching process and a visual history of garment component styles to empower designers/sewists to create sketches for fashion that will be flattering for women of all shapes and sizes.


  • Format
    Spiral Bound Hardback
  • Pages
  • Size
    245 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Stewart, Tabori & Chang
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