For some time I have been frustrated by the vast chasm that exists between what I see in my mind and what I see in real life -- as it applies to the clothing I make. I think the problem is that I don't have an accurate picture of myself.
This is common to those of us who really like a particular style -- except it doesn't always flatter us.
The answer? How about an outline of me, on which I can "try on" clothing before I make it? Dressmakers often use a Croquis (pronouced croa-kee, it's french). These are great for designers.
And here's a tutorial, using Gimp, which is free and very like Photoshop. I'm going to try it when I get some time, when the school projects are finished and all the traveling is done. If you give this a go, let me know how it turns out.
Kinda looks like this -- only it's you!