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MyBodyModel Swimsuit Week Promo 2018 by Erica
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

MyBodyModel Swimsuit Sketch Roundup 2018!

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

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MyBodyModel Swimsuit Sketches by Martha @GariChild
Virtual Fitting Room
Martha McIntosh

Sketchbook Chronicles: Swimsuit Edition, by Martha

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

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MyBodyModel Swimwear Sketches by Andie Wells line drawings
Virtual Fitting Room
Andie Wells

Sketchbook Chronicles: Swimsuit Edition, by Andie

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

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MyBodyModel Croquis with Skin Tone Coloring by Prismacolor Markers 2
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Coloring Your Croquis: Skin Tones, Part 1 – Markers Edition

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

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MyBodyModel Knitting Planner Styles Sketch by Julie Steiner
Knit & Draw
Julie Steiner

5 ways to use MyBodyModel to plan your knitting projects, by Julie

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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Diane Stanley Sketchbook Collage
Virtual Fitting Room
Diane Stanley

Sketchbook Chronicles: Digital Edition, by Diane

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

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Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners, Part 3: Drawing Sleeves

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

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MyBodyModel sketchbook Step 3 by ciara xyerra
Bullet Journals
Ciara Xyerra

Sketchbook Chronicles: Bullet Journal Edition, by Ciara

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

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MyBodyModel Hairstyle Templates Free PDF Download
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

3 printables for creating your best custom croquis from MyBodyModel

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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MyBodyModel template sketch by Jaylyn Pace
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

More customer reviews from our beta launch week!

The responses to MyBodyModel continue to blow me away.  Here are a few more customer reviews (and sketches!) from the last few days of our beta launch week.   “Okay, I got up the nerve to punch in the numbers. How amazing to see my body in this app! Suddenly I feel validated and “okay”

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MyBodyModel Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners Part 2: Drawing Necklines
Tutorials, Tips & Freebies
Erica Schmitz

Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners, Part 2: Drawing Necklines

The “Drawing Necklines”  tutorial is Part 2 of our step-by-step series, “Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners.” This video is a follow-up to the first video in the series: “Part 1: Getting Started.” This intro fashion drawing tutorial is for people who love to sew, knit, or crochet, and who want to start using custom sketch

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MyBodyModel sketch and photo by Mel Thorley @handmadebyditsytulip
News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Launch Love: What people are saying about MyBodyModel Beta

After so many months of development and testing, it’s been incredible to finally put MyBodyModel Beta out into world. I am blown away by the passionate and emotional response that our creative community is having to this product. Here are just a few examples of posts from the last few days: “You have got to check

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