Since most of us don’t have a reliable fitting buddy available at a moments notice, fitting photos can be an extremely helpful tool for assessing garment fit when you’re sewing solo.
Today’s digital technology definitely makes taking our fitting photos easier. All you need is an inexpensive table top tripod and your smartphone. A smartwatch connected to your phone can even be used as a remote to get the precise shots you need. However, this can leave your phone filled with random individual images of photos that don’t give you the complete fitting picture.
Today I’d like to share a method of formatting and organizing your fitting photos that will allow you to record your fitting progress, help you keep track of the changes you make and make it easier to share your fitting photos with others. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, I’d like to suggest that you prepare your fitting photos in Canva.
Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool which can be used to create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, and more. If you’re an alumni member of the Fitting Essentials course and have participated in the course Community, you’ll already know about this resource. If you haven’t heard of Canva yet, this video is for you, especially if you plan to join me in any of my guided fitting courses.
Watch the video for a quick overview of how to use Canva to prepare your fitting photos.
This free tool is the perfect way to record your fitting progress, keep track of your fitting changes and make sharing your photos online easier. I’ll leave it to you to explore and experiment with the tools I didn’t show you but If you’re willing to explore a little more, I’m sure you’ll find even more ways to use Canva to organize and share your sewing and fitting adventures.
If the whole idea of fitting photos is new to you, be sure to download and print the How to Take Fitting Photos document so you can take the most helpful photos for assessing fit. If you're not sure how to use fitting photos to assess fit, this post will give you links to some very help resources.
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