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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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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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Designing a creative, dynamic & focused wardrobe, by Kathryn
Wardrobe Planning
Kathryn Dieroff

Designing a creative, dynamic & focused wardrobe, by Kathryn

Jewelry and accessories designer, Kathryn shares how she’s been using her MyBodyModel fashion templates to channel her many design ideas. The result: a cohesive and creative me-made wardrobe that works well for her body and her style – including accessories, of course! .        .        .        .

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MyBodyModel Sewing Planning for Rebels by Jess
Sketch & Sew
Jess

Sewing Planning for Rebels, by Jess

We designed MyBodyModel fashion templates to fit a wide range of planning styles. In today’s guest blog post, Jess shares how she uses her body model croquis for designing her makes in a way that fits and flows with her Rebel tendency. .      .      . My capricious relationship to goal setting and

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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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Sketching my Kibbe wardrobe with MyBodyModel, by Doctor T
Wardrobe Planning
Doctor T

Sketching my Kibbe wardrobe with MyBodyModel, by Doctor T

Have you fallen down the Kibbe style ID rabbit hole yet? Guest blogger and Sew Your Kibbe Challenge organizer, Doctor T shares how she used her custom croquis from MyBodyModel to plan a cohesive capsule wardrobe following the Kibbe style system. .        .        . It may seem odd for

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My Body Model - The Work Collection, by Sierra
Wardrobe Planning
Sierra Burrell

My Body Model – The Work Collection, by Sierra

MyBodyModel tester Sierra used her new body model croquis to design a work wardrobe that is both classic and fun. I love how she used her digital body model image together with the Adobe Sketch app to experiment with different silhouettes, colors, and textures. Read on for details on each garment that Sierra plans to

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Whitney's Handmade Travel Wardrobe with MyBodyModel
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

Whitney’s Handmade Travel Wardrobe Plans, with MyBodyModel

Whitney used her new custom body model croquis templates to design a breezy and romantic travel wardrobe. Read on to see every detail that she’s envisioned using her 12-model and 3-model page templates. Bellissimo! [Update: See Whitney’s completed travel wardrobe and what she wore in Italy!] A few months ago, Erica reached out to ask

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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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