A sketch of the Suit-Dress design

Do you need formal business wear for work? You’ll find my suit-dress is an ideal classic
design that will become a beloved item in your wardrobe. Take a closer look at the fashion
sketch and you’ll see that at the front it’s a combination of a dress and a jacket; while at the
back you’ll see just a dress.

The Suit-dress from design to your garment

If you’re interested in this beautiful suit-dress with vanishing jacket, I’ll draw a croquis of the design for you. A
croquis is a re-drawing of the design to fit your physique and work well for body proportions.
It’ll give you an impression of the final result.
Below is an example.
This shows the translation of the fashion sketch of the suit-dress design into a croquis for a
client with ‘hour-glass’ .
Next to it there’s picture of the final suit-dress.

Your body proportions and the fashion sketch

Chances are that a fashion sketch is not a mirror image of your figure. To take your body
proportions into account, the design then needs to be adjusted. You may be curvy or very
straight, have short or long legs, uneven legs, small or big boobs, broad shoulders… a tailor-
made approach can deal with all that and more.

It’s all about details

Below you will see an example of a 1:1 translation of the fashion sketch for the body type’hour-glass with short back length’. This croquis shows that the design now looks like ‘a cropped top’. There’s simply not enough space to present a lapel collar like this.


Next to the ‘cropped-top’-croquis, you can see a translation of the design for this body type
with a short back length. I’ve drawn the waistline just a little bit lower so that there is more upper body length
available. I call this a ‘released upper body’. Now there is more than enough space for the
lapel collar.
In case of a short neck I choose a lower neckline as well.


If you are broad-shouldered

In case you have broad shoulders I widened the lapel collar just a bit for a nice look. To balance the top and the skirt I adjusted the hem length.

If you are blessed with round hips

In case of wide hips I will make your figure look brilliant by lengthening the skirt.

When you have a full figure

With a tailor made suit-dress you always look great.

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