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Sarah Austin

How to Draw Hair: 5 Tips for Fashion Sketching

Why draw hair on your fashion illustrations? Drawing hair on your body model fashion croquis templates can go a long way to making them feel even more “You.” Adding hair can also help you determine how different styles of clothing will look with your hairstyle length and cut! Here’s a list of the Top 5

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My Handmade Travel Wardrobe: Summertime in Italy
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

My Handmade Travel Wardrobe: Summertime in Italy

Last year, Whitney wrote about using her MyBodyModel fashion croquis to plan an entirely handmade travel wardrobe for a month-long trip to Italy. Now, thinking back on the heat waves and affogati of her Italian summer, Whitney reflects on the me-made items in her handmade wardrobe that she wore during last year’s travels. Last summer,

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Knit & Draw
Victoria Marchant

Focusing my Knitting Project Ideas with My Body Model Paper Doll

With so many knitting patterns and yarn choices out there, it can be hard to choose – And even more difficult to predict the end result. Guest blogger Victoria shares how she uses her custom sketch templates from MyBodyModel to visualize & focus her knitting project ideas, paper doll style! The result: beautiful and versatile

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Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Doctor T

Fashion Design Apps for Beginners 2: Procreate

Last week, Doctor T shared a detailed step-by-step tutorial in “Fashion Design Apps for Beginners, Part 1: Adobe Fresco.” In Part 2 of this series, she shares the process of creating a dress design sketch on her MyBodyModel custom fashion croquis by exploring the various tools and features of the Procreate drawing app. This week

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Sketch & Sew
Devon Garcia

Digital Fashion Inspiration: 5 Ways to Design an Outfit

The pen and marker are tried and true tools for fashion design, but have you considered drawing digitally? As a visual arts student, I will always enjoy the process of working on paper with a pencil in hand. However, there are so many benefits of digital fashion illustration: the ease of fixing mistakes, not having

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Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Doctor T

Fashion Design Apps for Beginners 1: Adobe Fresco

In her last post, Doctor T reviewed her favorite free and paid drawing apps to sketch digital wardrobe plans with MyBodyModel. Now she shares a step-by-step digital fashion illustration series, Fashion Design Apps for Beginners! In Part 1 of this series, Doctor T shares the basics of sketching clothing designs on her custom fashion croquis

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Sketch & Sew
Martha McIntosh

#Sketch2Finish: Swimsuit Drawings Edition by Martha

Two summers ago, Martha wrote a guest post about jumping into the unknown waters of swimsuit sewing. Now, as she shows her swimsuit drawings brought to life, Martha reflects upon challenging herself to sew that first swimsuit and using her MyBodyModel fashion croquis to design for the body that she loves. In today’s blog post,

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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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Mother of the Bride outfit planning with MyBodyModel by Rae
Virtual Fitting Room
Rae Cumbie

Mother of the Bride outfit planning with MyBodyModel, by Rae

Deciding what to wear to a special event is hard enough – Imagine outfit planning for one of the biggest events of your life! Pattern designer Rae Cumbie shares her outfit planning & design process for her role as Mother of the Bride. It was over a year after I created My Body Model that

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How do I use MyBodyModel to document & plan my sewing projects by Nathalie
Sketch & Sew
Nathalie

Documenting & planning my sewing with MyBodyModel, by Nathalie

Belgium-based sewing blogger and YouTuber Nathalie of Atelier 292 shares how drawing on her body model croquis has helped her to organize her projects -from documenting to planning her sewing, to discovering her signature style. She even made a video to show how she does it! When I discovered MyBodyModel, I found the initiative very

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Scrap busting lingerie sewing with MyBodyModel by Pam
Sketch & Sew
Pamela Flores

Scrap busting lingerie sewing with MyBodyModel, by Pam

Remember Pam’s post about getting her sew-jo back? She’s started 2020 a bang, using her body model templates to achieve many goals at once: scrap-busting, learning new skills, upleveling her lounge game, AND showing her body some love! Like standing in front of my pantry trying to decide what to cook , a recent conversation

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Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra
Sketch & Sew
Sierra Burrell

Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

The end of 2019 has arrived and 2020 is quickly approaching. The New Year brings out all sorts of planning and creativity for me. It’s an opportunity to dive into something new and start fresh. I am embracing this time by planning 20 garments for 2020. That’s right, I created a plan for making 20

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My Personalized Sewing Planner by Elana
Sketch & Sew
Elana Nunez-Tiso

My Personalized Sewing Planner, by Elana

As the holiday frenzy starts to die down each December, I find myself looking ahead to the new year. For a planner like me, that means buying fresh new notebooks and pens and carving out time for goal setting and planning. I’m a relatively new garment sewist and earlier this year I realized that I

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