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Amanda shares her fashion sketching process on MyBodyModel
Sketch & Sew
Amanda Bonilla

My Sketching Process: From 9-Head Fashion Figures to Designing for My Body

After years of imagining clothes on unrealistic figures, Amanda has completely transformed her fashion sketching process to design in a way that honors her body and style. She shares her personal fashion journey, and walks us through her updated sketching process for “trying on” new designs, pattern hacks, & outfit ideas with confidence. “The MyBodyModel

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Angela with MyBodyModel sewing plans Holding Sketch
Wardrobe Planning
Angela Geosits

Taking my Fall Sewing Plans to the Next Level

Angela shares her fall sewing plans, and how she makes sure they’ll actually get made and worn – with a little help from MyBodyModel! Autumn is my favorite season, so I easily dream up outfits in rich jewel tones for crisp, sunny days. The challenge comes in transforming too many exciting ideas into just a

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Sketch & Sew
Sandrea Brown

From fear to confidence: 14 fashion sketches in two days

When it comes to fashion sketching, you might encounter that voice in your head telling you that you won’t be good at it. In this special guest blog post, Sandrea shares how she pushed past that fear. Read on to see how she went from months of not touching her croquis to 14 stunning fashion

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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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Me Made May Clothing Sketch Roundup
Wardrobe Planning
Devon Garcia

Me-Made May Clothing Sketch Roundup!

Me-Made May is one of our favorite months of the year, and it’s been extra fun to see so many people documenting each me-made outfit as a clothing sketch on their MyBodyModel croquis. Here are some of our favorites! Paper Doll Style Clothing Sketches Inspired by the “Paper Dolls for Grownups” class, Hilary decided to

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Overview of outfit combinations for Alyssa's Autumn capsule wardrobe on MyBodyModel croquis
Wardrobe Planning
Alyssa Soucy

Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe, from Sketch to Finished!

I took part in the #MyBodyModel3x3 Challenge and recently finished sewing the last of my 9 garments in my me-made capsule wardrobe! It’s been fun mixing and matching the looks I designed using my custom croquis from MyBodyModel, and integrating my new handmade clothing with other loved items from my closet. Here is my process

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Learn Digital Fashion Drawing on your iPad or Android Tablet with the free Autodesk Sketchbook App
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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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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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Sketch & Sew
Nateida @SewNaturalDane

MyBodyModel Paper Dolls: Black Pattern Designers Edition!

Hi everybody, Nateida aka SewNaturalDane here! Every February, I host the #BHMPatternDesigners Challenge which highlights and promotes Black pattern designers.  I am very excited to share with you my experience in using MyBodyModel paper dolls to plan my makes for this year’s challenge.  This was the first time I used something such as a sketch

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Bullet Journals
Raylene Harvey

My Sewing Journal Year in Review, #sketch2finish

Self-taught sewist & bullet journal maven Raylene Harvey looks back through her 2020 sewing journal, and shares her favorite DIY fashion makes of the year, all the way from sketch to finished. This has been a whirlwind of a year! The global pandemic has been life-changing for all of us and I’m sure we are

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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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Wardrobe Planning
Jacqui Blakemore

New Year Wardrobe Goals: Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe

Special guest blogger Jacqui Blakemore, fabulous host of the Sew Mindful Podcast, shares her wardrobe goals for the new year: sewing a capsule wardrobe that is comfortable, smart, and colorful, while also being weather appropriate for winter in the UK. I was delighted when Erica offered me the opportunity to write a guest blog for

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12 outfits, 6 garments Capsule wardrobe sewing, sketch to finish
Wardrobe Planning
Raylene Harvey

12 outfits, 6 garments: Capsule wardrobe sewing, sketch to finish

Time for the big reveal: Raylene shares the results of her capsule wardrobe sewing project, from sketch to finish! In last week’s post, Raylene shared how she planned twelve outfits from just six garments, using her body model croquis to sketch each ensemble in her sewing bullet journal. Read on to see each styled outfit,

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