Erica Schmitz

Coloring & Prints Fashion Illustration for Beginners with MyBodyModel
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Erica Schmitz

Coloring & Prints! Fashion Illustration Course for Beginners

So you printed out your MyBodyModel templates, sketched up some beautiful patterns you want to make, and it all looked great until… You tried coloring them in.  And they looked like something a 5-year old could’ve colored. * cue temper tantrum worthy of that 5 year old * If this sounds familiar to you, I

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Learn Digital Fashion Drawing on your iPad or Android Tablet with the free Autodesk Sketchbook App
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Learn Digital Fashion Drawing on your iPad or Android Tablet with the free Autodesk Sketchbook App

If you have an iPad or Android tablet and have been wanting to learn digital fashion drawing, this class is for you! “Digital Paper Dolls: Digital Drawing Basics“ introduces beginner-friendly, step-by-step tips for sketching digitally on your personal croquis from MyBodyModel, using my favorite free drawing app: Autodesk Sketchbook. The Autodesk Sketchbook app is available

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Erica Schmitz

Announcing Illustrated Style School: Online Courses for Body-Positive Fashion Drawing & Design!

Have you been waiting for online fashion drawing courses from MyBodyModel? The wait is over! I am thrilled (and let’s face it, nervous as heck) to announce the official launch of Illustrated Style School: MyBodyModel’s on-demand courses and community platform for body-positive fashion drawing, design, and personal style! This is the secret project that I’ve

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News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

#MyBodyModel3x3 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge – Spring Edition!

Are you ready to get to work on your Spring/Summer wardrobe planning with MyBodyModel? Did you enjoy (or miss the chance to participate in) our capsule wardrobe challenge this past fall? We’re excited to announce the Spring/Summer 2021 #MyBodyModel3x3 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge! This community drawing challenge is for makers and creatives to design your own mini capsule

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10 Sewing Planners to use with MyBodyModel (free + paid options)
Sketch & Sew
Erica Schmitz

10 Sewing Planners to Use with MyBodyModel (free + paid options!)

What are the best sewing planners to use with your body-positive fashion sketch templates from MyBodyModel? The answer depends on your planning style. We believe there’s a perfect planning system for everyone – even planning rebels! Here are ten sewing planners that we love. This list features some of our favorite free & paid planners, including printable, digital, and spiral-bound options.

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Announcing the #mybodymodel3x3 capsule wardrobe challenge
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Announcing the #MyBodyModel3x3 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge!

Are you ready to uplevel your wardrobe planning and have fun with fashion drawing on your body model croquis? Announcing the #MyBodyModel3x3 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge! This community drawing challenge is for creative makers to design their own mini capsule wardrobes, paper doll style! This capsule drawing challenge will run from September 13-23 on Instagram. This

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An opportunity to stitch a new garment by Sonya Renee Taylor
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

A message to our wonderful creative community

We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature. – Sonya Renee Taylor We are the builders who are building a worldThat has never been builtBefore.  – Cleo Wade Dear Makers in this wonderful creative community,  We are all part of this critical moment in

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Introducing the new omit-bust croquis option
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Introducing the new omit-bust croquis option!

We’re so excited to offer a new omit-bust croquis option as part of the MyBodyModel 2.0 updates! This optional adjustment allows you to create a croquis without a bust. Here’s how to try out this new option as part of your free preview in the website: In the Measurement Form, Section 4. Chest, select “Omit

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FAQ MyBodyModel 2.0 Updates
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

FAQ: MyBodyModel Version 2.0 Updates

Thank you for all the wonderful feedback regarding the new features in MyBodymodel 2.0! People are loving the new optional adjustments and the new hand-on-hip pose. Below are responses to some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the updates. “Will I have to pay to use the new 2.0 app?” MyBodyModel is a website-based app and it’s

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Introducing the new hand on hip pose premium download option
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Introducing the new hand-on-hip pose! (Premium download option)

The hand-on-hip croquis pose has been on the MyBodyModel wish list since our Kickstarter beginnings, and I’m so excited that we were able to include it in the version 2.0 updates – launching October 22! The hand-on-hip pose is part of our new Premium download package. This classic fashion pose is also known as “red

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MyBodyModel 2.0 is on its way Heres what to expect
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Erica Schmitz

MyBodyModel 2.0 is on its way! Here’s what to expect.

The MyBodyModel custom croquis app has been a labor of love since day one, and I’m so excited to announce that after many months of testing, we’re ready to update the app from version 1.0 to version 2.0. The official launch day is Tuesday, October 22 and I can’t wait to show you everything that we’ve been

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Join the MyBodyModel costume or cosplay croquis drawing challenge
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Erica Schmitz

Join the MyBodyModel costume or cosplay croquis drawing challenge!

To get more people having fun with their body model templates, we’re hosting the MyBodyModel costume or cosplay croquis drawing challenge! Choose your favorite character (or evil villain!) from a book, comic book, game, movie, or TV show. Then draw a Halloween or cosplay costume on your body model croquis, & share with tag #costumecroquis

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Sketch & Sew
Erica Schmitz

MyBodyModel Designer Spotlight: Katie Kortman

This month’s featured designer is the amazing Katie Kortman: artist, fabric designer, creator of the #thehandmadehustle, #sewhappycolor, and #posingwithproduce! Katie has brought so much fun and joy to the online maker community. I’m absolutely delighted to share some of the ways she’s been using her custom croquis from MyBodyModel as part of her colorful design process! 

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News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Announcing #sketchmystyle 2019!

MyBodyModel fashion drawing challenge starts May 1 Are you ready to warm up your fashion drawing skills and explore your personal style, while also being part of a supportive and body-positive design community? I am so excited to announce #sketchmystyle, our first ever community challenge! Our first monthly challenge kicks off on May 1 in

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MyBodyModel Sewing Planner or Life Goals Planner
Sketch & Sew
Erica Schmitz

MyBodyModel: Sewing Planner or Life Goals Planner?

We’re almost two months into 2019, and I’ve been taking a different approach to my goal setting this year. Instead of writing out my goals as a list, I’ve been using my body model sewing planner as a practical way to visualize what I might want to be wearing (and how I want to be feeling)

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