When I first heard of MyBodyModel, I was on my way to work listening to the Love to Sew Podcast in my car. I was fascinated by the story of how MyBodyModel came to be, and I was also completely intrigued by the idea of creating a personal croquis using my very own body measurements.
I used to sew for my daughters when they were little, but for one reason or another had not sewn in 10 years or more. Now I’m back, I am thrilled to discover the thriving communities of podcasts and online sewing groups! I joined the 52 week sewing challenge Facebook group, which lead me to
Hi, my name is Thandi, and I am curvy with an extra helping of curve. I’m making a handmade wardrobe as part of my personal project to take back ownership of my body, to learn to love it for what it is, and not what I think it should be. Sewing fosters a new, brighter
When I first discovered the MyBodyModel app I knew it would be a great resource for planning garment sewing projects but I didn’t know I would become nearly obsessed with sketching! Never really considering myself a “sketcher,” I realized all too quickly that you really don’t need to be to play with this app. I’ve
Is it fall yet? We’ve started cooking chili and soups at our home in Atlanta willing the cooler temps. No luck so far. The same is true for my fall sewing plans. “If you make it, fall will come”… right?!?! My cravings for new fall basics are intense right now like waiting for the first
I just started getting into sewing this year, and I’m so excited to have MyBodyModel to plan my fall wardrobe! I’m an incredibly methodical and organized person who also has what I like to call “Shiny Object Syndrome” – I am so quick to jump to the coolest and newest sewing pattern and forget about
Today’s guest blog post is by Sarah, who used her custom croquis from MyBodyModel together with Seamwork’s Design Your Wardrobe templates to plan her fall/winter wardrobe. She shares the five looks that she created for her fall/winter collection – Complete with gorgeous inspiration images, fabric swatches, and pattern choices! Design Your Wardrobe is a
I’ve always been a little envious of people who seem to have a really clear sense of personal style. Right now I feel like my “style” for the last few years has been running shorts (even though I don’t run), t-shirts, jeans, this one double gauze button down from Target, and my Chacos… Now
Do you ever sketch out your fabric ideas for a sewing pattern? For me, what usually happens is that I’ll see a pattern or some fabric and think, “Oh that would make a great _____.” And it just comes together in my head. But sometimes you have fabric in your stash and you don’t quite know what to
Today, we’re talking sleepwear goals! It feels odd to plan a sleep wardrobe but I just feel like I’m over the t-shirt/gym shorts combo for bedtime. I want some nice, cute (but still comfy) pjs! I rounded up some inspiration pictures in order to help narrow my pattern options. My “sleepwear style” is pretty
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