At MyBodyModel™ we create body-positive fashion design tools for real human bodies. Not those 9-to-10 head-lengths tall figures that are used in traditional fashion illustration! We designed the MyBodyModel™ web app to make realistic fashion croquis (sketch templates) to your body measurements. Because every body is different. And every body is beautiful.
Erica is an obsessed garment sewist who was frustrated by available fashion sketch templates, and decided to do something about it. In 2017 she led a successful Kickstarter campaign to build the MyBodyModel app. Erica’s personal mission is to change our social norms and expectations of what our bodies “should” look like. She’s been interviewed for Love to Sew Podcast, Seamwork, Sew News and While She Naps. Erica worked in nonprofit management and consulting for 20 years before starting MyBodyModel. She lives in Portland, Maine, with her husband and daughter.
Amy has been knitting and tech-crazed since she was a kid. She worked in computer security for 15 years before founding a knitting tech start-up. She’s the creator of the CustomFit sweater pattern generator and knitting calculators, and is the author of Knit to Flatter, Knit Wear Love, and You Can Knit That. She’s been on tv and teaches classes online at Craftsy. Amy lives in Connecticut with a bunch of boys, cats, and wool.
Meet the Testing Team
MyBodyModel’s gorgeous and talented testing team includes garment makers and designers who sew, knit, or both!
Brittany J. Jones
Kim McBrien Evans
Leah B. Thibeault
Mary Alice Duff