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.
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fun and confidence in dressing our bodies in a way that expresses our own uniqueness and personal style – rather than outdated notions of what our bodies “should” look like.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 Podcast, Sew & Tell, Coffee with Makers, Sew News, Seamwork, & 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!
Brittany J. Jones
Kim McBrien Evans
Leah B. Thibeault
Mary Alice Duff