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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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Planning and Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe with MyBodyModel by Kelsey
Wardrobe Planning
Kelsey Tedeschi

Using MyBodyModel to Plan a Capsule Wardrobe, by Kelsey

Kelsey shares how she broke out of a creative funk and got her sew-jo back by using her personal croquis templates from MyBodyModel to plan a capsule wardrobe. As this year is winding down, and the outdoor temperatures are getting colder, I’m looking for more reasons to stay indoors, and honestly, drink more coffee. I’m

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My virtual fitting room for online clothes shopping by Julie
Virtual Fitting Room
Julie Steiner

My virtual fitting room for online clothes shopping, by Julie

“It looks so good on the model… But how will it look on ME?” With more and more of our buying activity happening online, the MyBodyModel custom croquis can be used as a virtual fitting room for internet clothing shopping. I originally wanted my own personal fashion templates for planning my knitwear, for adapting patterns

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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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Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra
Virtual Fitting Room
Sierra Burrell

Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

Remember Sierra’s plans for a colorful and classic work wardrobe? She’s back with another fun wardrobe planning post, this time using her new hand-on-hip croquis from MyBodyModel 2.0 to “try on” some of the latest fall style trends! Read on to see what fall trends have caught her eye, and how she plans to incorporate

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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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Fall Sewing & Knitting Planning with MyBodyModel by Whitney
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

Fall Sewing & Knitting: Planning with MyBodyModel, by Whitney

Remember Whitney’s lovely travel wardrobe plans? She’s back with another inspiring wardrobe planning post, this time using her body model croquis sketch pages for fall sewing & knitting planning. Read on for a peek into Whitney’s cozy and beautiful fall wardrobe plans! If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, you’re hopefully feeling a nip in the

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Paper vs. Digital Fashion Drawing My Creative Process, by Mireille
Sketch & Sew
Mireille Marchand

Paper vs. Digital Fashion Drawing: My Creative Process, by Mireille

Guest blogger Mireille shares how she uses MyBodyModel’s paper vs. digital fashion drawing templates for each step of her creative process – from style exploration, to wardrobe planning, to sewing planning (and even drafting her own patterns)! It all starts with a simple sketch Before starting a project, a sketch is an important step to

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Join the MyBodyModel costume or cosplay croquis drawing challenge
News & Updates
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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My favorite knitting tools, by Diane
Knit & Draw
Diane Stanley

My favorite knitting tools, by Diane

One of my favorite knitting tools, after the obvious yarn and needles, has to be the MyBodyModel app. The worst thing is to spend hours and hours knitting a garment only to find out that the style didn’t suit my body. This was my story before I started using MyBodyModel. Drawing on my personal body

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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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Bullet Journals
Ciara Xyerra

31 Days of Outfit Sketches, by Ciara

Last June, Ciara was our 1st ever blog contributor with her post about using MyBodyModel with her bullet journal to plan her summer sewing. Now, a year later, she’s back to share her epic Me-Made-May project: 31 days of outfit sketches using her custom croquis from MyBodyModel! For Me-Made May 2019, I decided to participate

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