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
By now it’s a well known fact that I love using MyBodyModel croquis to sketch clothes that I plan to make. I use my Apple pen and an app called Sketch Club to sketch on my iPad. It’s easy to simulate fabrics. For Simplicity pattern 6467, I colored the sketch with pink and then added
Hi, it’s lovely to meet you here. For anyone who doesn’t already know me I’m Mel from Handmade by Ditsy Tulip. Now, let me start by saying that I’m no artist, but I do love to create, and will give anything a try, but sewing is where my heart is at. I first heard about
Today I’m sharing some sneak peaks at what is in my sewing queue and how I’ve determined what I’m going to sew using the MyBodyModel App! I love the 8-models-per-page layout for long term planning because it really helps me visualize the patterns together to see if I’m liking the direction my sewing plans are
When Erica asked me to be a tester for MyBodyModel, I was thrilled for more than one reason! Firstly, I couldn’t wait to see some patterns on a plus-size body. As a plus-size sewer it is often hard to see myself in the same clothes as the tall, willowy models on the covers of pattern
Our first annual Swimsuit Week #everybodyisabeachbody celebration is coming to a close, and what a week it was! Here are just a few sketches shared by customers and testers over the last few days. [For more swimspiration, check out this week’s Swimsuit Edition guest blog posts by Andie @SewPrettyinPink and Martha @GariChild!] Jaylyn @jaylynpace_handmade is considering
I don’t know what it is but the idea of sewing a swimsuit just puts a freeze on my entire being. In my head it’s just another garment that I need and want in my wardrobe. It’s just like sewing a knit dress or a knit top with some undies… All of which I’ve done
3 STEPS TO HAVING A SWIMSUIT BODY: Step 1: Have a body. Step 2: Put a swimsuit on that body. Step 3: You have a swimsuit body. I firmly believe that every body is a swimsuit body. Not only that but swimming is for everyone. It is, in my opinion, one of the
If you want to customize your body model templates to look even more like you, coloring your croquis to match your skin tone can make a big difference. But just as every body is different, so are our skin tones! In this blog post, we’ll explore some options using Prismacolor Premier markers. This post is
To say that I’m obsessed with planning my makes using the new MyBodyModel app is probably an understatement. When I first saw the app announced, I thought, “Nah, that’s not for me. I can’t draw…” When the demo released, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I took my measurements and threw them
Knitting is a patient person’s hobby. A single article of clothing has thousands of stitches, and thousands of chances to vary choices and change the outcome. That’s why I find the MyBodyModel tool so helpful to think through in advance the choices I will make along the way–fit, length, gauge, and myriad of potential design
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