About

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 Schmitz at MyBodyModel

MyBodyModel Founder, Erica Schmitz is an obsessed garment sewist who was frustrated that she couldn’t find any fashion illustration templates that looked like her. She began development of MyBodyModel in 2017 with crowdfunding support from 725 backers, nearly all sewists & knitters, who believe in MyBodyModel’s mission of body-positive design. Through MyBodyModel, Erica is committed to increasing visibility and appreciation of our wonderful diversity of body shapes. She wants to help everyone have more fun and confidence in dressing our bodies in a way that expresses our own uniqueness and personal style – rather than outdated notions of what our bodies “should” look like. Erica worked in nonprofit management, consulting, & training for 20 years before starting MyBodyModel. She’s been interviewed by Love to Sew PodcastSew & TellCoffee with MakersSew NewsSeamwork, & Sew Mindful. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, teenage daughter, and their very fluffy rescue dog.

Meet the Testing Team

MyBodyModel’s gorgeous and talented testing team includes garment makers and designers who sew, knit, or both. Click on each tester’s photo to hear what they have to say!

Abigail Martinez

fiercelypetite.blogspot.com

Andie W.

sewprettyinpink.wordpress.com

Beth Wood

sewdiy.com

Brittany J. Jones

brittanyjjones.com

Chuleenan Svetvilas

csews.com

Emily

selfassemblyrequired.co.uk

Erin Weisbart

tuesdaystitches.com

Helen Wilkinson

helenscloset.ca

Kat Waters

katmakes.com

Katy Ong

picostitch.wixsite.com/website

Kim McBrien Evans

indigodragonfly.ca

Lauren Taylor

lladybird.com

Leah B. Thibeault

mscleaver.com

Lizzy Ten-Hove

lizzykeepsbusy.com

Marisa Ryniak

laelajeynepatterns.com

Martha McIntosh

@garichild

Mary Alice Duff

alicealexander.co

Meg

cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com

Megan

somedaysewing.wordpress.com

Megan

thegreenviolet.com

Mel Thorley

youtube.com/c/handmadebyditsytulip/videos

Melizza

@pincushiontreats

Michele

winmichele.com

Mindy

thegeekyseamstress.com

Noah Riley

etsy.com/shop/glittergrandpa

Shannon

withararedevice.wordpress.com

Sierra Burrell

seamslikesierra.com

Syreeta Briana

etsy.com/shop/handmadebysyreeta

Taylor

sewsincity.com

Tiahna Conrad

ammonlane.com

Tina

@bricolagedk

Whitney Franklin

wmcurella.wordpress.com

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