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
When I like something I share it with everyone I know. I LOVE the MyBodyModel app. Erica Schmitz has created a body positive program for creating an image that looks just like me…or you, or your friends, or anyone (women only, but she has a vision for men, too) you might be sewing for right now. I’ve told all
The “Drawing Sleeves” tutorial is Part 3 of our step-by-step series, “Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners.” This video is a follow-up to the first two videos in the series: “Part 1: Getting Started” and “Part 2: Drawing Necklines.” This intro fashion drawing tutorial is for people who love to sew, knit, or crochet, and who want
I backed the MyBodyModel Kickstarter because I love drawing clothes, & I love comparing my sketches to my completed garments. I’ve experimented a lot with my sketches over the years. I’ve tried various sketchbooks with pro forma croquis, including some of the newer releases with more “regular person” proportions. But sewing has taught me that
We’ve received a lot of requests for these resources, so here they are rounded up in one place: the MyBodyModel Measurement Guide PDF, Printable Test Swatch, and an email signup link for getting your free Drawing Hairstyles PDF. I hope these resources help you create awesome custom croquis using the MyBodyModel web app! Measurement Guide
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