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The Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbooks

The Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbook line was designed exclusively for curvy sewists and fashionistas, to help you design and plan your wardrobe on a figure that looks like yours! They’re available for sale at my microsite. 

Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbooks

Do you have great ideas for garments or outfits and want to capture them on paper, but struggle to draw them accurately? The Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbooks are what you need. Each sketchbook features 100 plus size croquis (outlines of a curvy body) which are lifelike and light in colour, which means you can sketch garments on top of them, giving you a realistic and professional fashion drawing.

Please note that the croquis are printed in faint grey so that when you sketch on top of them they recede into the background as you can see in the photos below. There are 100 outlines in the book so there’s plenty of room to try out ideas! As they are faint, it’s not possible to trace them onto other paper as they won’t show through.

There are two sketchbooks available:

1. The Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbook – buy here

This 8.5 x 11″ sketchbook was designed specifically for sewists, with a spiral bound spine to make it easy to lay flat in your sewing space. In addition to 100 plus size croquis, there is space on every page to make notes about your pattern, fabric, construction, alterations and more, and a spot to add a fabric swatch. There’s also a place to record measurements (with room for 6 sets if you’re sewing for multiple people, or your own measurements change), a wardrobe planner with lots of smaller croquis on each page, and a pattern and fabric inventory. It finishes with a directory of online resources for curvy sewists. It retails at $17.99.

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2. The Cashmerette Curvy Fashion Sketchbook – buy here

This smaller 6 x 9″ sketchbook was designed for sewists and fashionistas alike, to keep in your handbag for when inspiration strikes! There are 100 plus size croquis, together with space to make notes on the season, occasion, styling and more (it does not have the additional sewing-specific features of the larger version above). It retails at $17.99.

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The sketchbooks are printed on-demand at locations around the the world, which means low-cost worldwide shipping whether you live in NYC or Auckland, New Zealand!

 

22 Responses to The Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbooks

  1. Bluesusanmakes May 13, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    This is a fabulous idea!!

  2. Jenny Rushmore May 13, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Thank you!

  3. foldoutcat May 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    … wow. Just had a whole conversation with my (tiny and athletically built and supportive anyway) sister about clothing ideas stuck in my head with nowhere to go. Wonder if this awesome tool could be useful even in the hands of a non-drawer (a non-drawist?). TERRIFIC idea.

    • Jenny Rushmore May 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

      I hope so! It’s incredibly difficult to draw an accurate picture of a person – and therefore of garments that go on a person. Drawing on top of a croquis at least allows you to get a bit closer! Let me know how it goes 🙂

  4. Nancy K May 18, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    This is brilliant, especially the availability of a personalized croquis. Good luck with it.

  5. Rhi May 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    I could never draw a croquis. I ended up using industry standard sized ones. Which was fine on my college course when we used standard uk size 10 mannequins.
    I’m so glad someone has bought out a curvy croquis sketchbook. Thank you x

  6. sherece May 30, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    I have seen this for standard size 8 sketchea but was sad plus size wasnt available so happy 🙂

  7. Shannon July 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    I ordered my full sized sketchbook today! This may finally answer my question of – Wha would this look like on me? when I’m pattern shopping!

  8. Annette July 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    I read about this on PR.com and came here to see. Wow, congratulations and I may have to get a customized one. I recently, and unexpectedly, lost a lot of weight and am now down to 99 lbs. Way too skinny, but healthy (I believe!). And yes, my doctor is working on it with me! So thank you!

  9. Elizabeth Lewis January 9, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    The book is a fabulous idea, however, the sketches are so dissapointing. The croquis in my sketchbook are so faint, it is almost impossible to see them. I feel this has got to be a printing mistake, since the text in it are very clear black. As the book is now, it is totally useless for designing anything. If I place even vellum over the croquis, they will totally disappear.

    • Jenny January 9, 2016 at 11:34 am #

      Hi Elizabeth – the croquis are faint deliberately, because the objective is to draw over them and they will fade into the background under your drawing – I wouldn’t expect them to be visible through another sheet of paper or vellum. They should however be visible when you look at them on the page . However it’s possible that you may have received a defective copy, so I will email you about sending a replacement. Thanks!

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