Ideally to model your wearable items you'd find someone else to be your model. Or have a camera with a self-timer mode. But what if you don't have the luxury of either of those? I use the old "pose in the mirror and photograph your reflection" trick.1) Stand in front of mirror making sure ugly background things are not visible.
2) Assume a pose.
3) Hold camera away from your body and point it at the mirror. You will *NOT* be able to see through the viewfinder, so just guess.
4) Hold the camera as still as possible.
5) Click. Reposition. Click again. Take a bunch of photos.
6) Review pics. There will always be a few nice shots! Even though it might not seem like it at first, careful cropping will give you quite a few to choose from. Although the larger the item you are modeling, the more likely part of the camera will show.
Here's me using the technique to photograph myself in a lacy caplet. I made 2 of these for Christmas gifts and thought they were so cute, I made myself one too :) It gives a bit of warmth while still letting me have full mobility of my arms. Perfect for late night winter crafting in my cold studio!
You can see a bit of the camera in the second shot, but these are just for me so I'm OK with that. I think the top photo turned out pretty well!
Now... off to finish wrapping and get my caplets in the post!