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Using your self as a model?
That's what I'm in the process of doing. I will be selling clothes and I know a family of five girls and they are all different sizes (except the oldest two are almost the same) so I'm going to use them to model. The only hard part about that is having to find time when THEY are free as well, where as if I were to model myself I could do it whenever I was free. Though I try to vary the sizing of my clothes so it'd be hard for me to model all of it...
You'll run into some buyers also who like no models at all and would rather see items on a mannequin or flat on a table, but I think clothing should be shown on a person. Like you, in starting off I didn't have the available money or time to hire pros for everything, so I model my own pieces and just crop out the upper portion of my face.
If anything, doing the photography and the modeling myself turned out to be a huge learning experience that could prove to be very valuable when you DO work with pros and need to know the process to be able to give them direction about what you want.
I say as long as your photos look good with your items being well-presented, I see no problem with using yourself as a model.
I have photographed many people, in my time...and really, 'most' dislike being photographed.
Try one and see how it goes...of one of your purses, or one of your hats...
you're going to want to get in close on it anyway, so it will be cropped tight...
take some of yourself, and pick out the best ones for your product.
I'd go for it...why not??