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
News & Updates
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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color pencils in a glass jar
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Top 5 Troubleshooting Tips for Creating a Body Model that You’ll Love

This post was originally published after the beta launch in June 2018 and has been updated for MyBodyModel Version 1.0. Since launching MyBodyModel, I’ve received so many lovely responses from happy customers. I’ve also received some desperate help emails in the middle of the night! I’ve noticed that a few issues have come up more than

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What's new in MyBodyModel 1.0
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

What’s new in MyBodyModel 1.0

After months of testing, we’re ready to update the MyBodyModel app from Beta to Version 1.0. The updates will go live on Thursday, January 24. I’m so excited to show you what we’ve been working on! Here are 5 updates that I’m super excited about: 1. Overall improvements to body model accuracy. Our #1 focus

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FAQ MyBodyModel 1.0 Updates
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

FAQ: MyBodyModel Version 1.0 Updates

Below are responses to some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the app update from MyBodyModel Beta to Version 1.0. The MyBodyModel web app will update from Beta to Version 1.0 on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  With these updates, you’ll be able to use your measurements to make a body model croquis that is more accurate than ever.

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MyBodyModel Swimsuit Week Promo 2018 by Erica
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

MyBodyModel Swimsuit Sketch Roundup 2018!

Our first annual Swimsuit Week #everybodyisabeachbody celebration is coming to a close, and what a week it was! Here are just a few sketches shared by customers and testers over the last few days. [For more swimspiration, check out this week’s Swimsuit Edition guest blog posts by Andie @SewPrettyinPink and Martha @GariChild!] Jaylyn @jaylynpace_handmade is considering

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MyBodyModel Croquis with Skin Tone Coloring by Prismacolor Markers 2
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Coloring Your Croquis: Skin Tones, Part 1 – Markers Edition

If you want to customize your body model templates to look even more like you, coloring your croquis to match your skin tone can make a big difference. But just as every body is different, so are our skin tones! In this blog post, we’ll explore some options using Prismacolor Premier markers.   This post is

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Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners, Part 3: Drawing Sleeves

The “Drawing Sleeves”  tutorial is Part 3 of our step-by-step series, “Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners.” This video is a follow-up to the first two videos in the series: “Part 1: Getting Started” and “Part 2: Drawing Necklines.” This intro fashion drawing tutorial is for people who love to sew, knit, or crochet, and who want

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MyBodyModel Hairstyle Templates Free PDF Download
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

3 printables for creating your best custom croquis from MyBodyModel

We’ve received a lot of requests for these resources, so here they are rounded up in one place: the MyBodyModel Measurement Guide PDF, Printable Test Swatch, and an email signup link for getting your free Drawing Hairstyles PDF.  I hope these resources help you create awesome custom croquis using the MyBodyModel web app! Measurement Guide

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MyBodyModel template sketch by Jaylyn Pace
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

More customer reviews from our beta launch week!

The responses to MyBodyModel continue to blow me away.  Here are a few more customer reviews (and sketches!) from the last few days of our beta launch week.   “Okay, I got up the nerve to punch in the numbers. How amazing to see my body in this app! Suddenly I feel validated and “okay”

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