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Martha McIntosh

#Sketch2Finish: Swimsuit Drawings Edition by Martha

Two summers ago, Martha wrote a guest post about jumping into the unknown waters of swimsuit sewing. Now, as she shows her swimsuit drawings brought to life, Martha reflects upon challenging herself to sew that first swimsuit and using her MyBodyModel fashion croquis to design for the body that she loves. In today’s blog post,

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How do I use MyBodyModel to document & plan my sewing projects by Nathalie
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Nathalie

Documenting & planning my sewing with MyBodyModel, by Nathalie

Belgium-based sewing blogger and YouTuber Nathalie of Atelier 292 shares how drawing on her body model croquis has helped her to organize her projects -from documenting to planning her sewing, to discovering her signature style. She even made a video to show how she does it! When I discovered MyBodyModel, I found the initiative very

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Scrap busting lingerie sewing with MyBodyModel by Pam
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Pamela Flores

Scrap busting lingerie sewing with MyBodyModel, by Pam

Remember Pam’s post about getting her sew-jo back? She’s started 2020 a bang, using her body model templates to achieve many goals at once: scrap-busting, learning new skills, upleveling her lounge game, AND showing her body some love! Like standing in front of my pantry trying to decide what to cook , a recent conversation

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Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra
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Sierra Burrell

Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

The end of 2019 has arrived and 2020 is quickly approaching. The New Year brings out all sorts of planning and creativity for me. It’s an opportunity to dive into something new and start fresh. I am embracing this time by planning 20 garments for 2020. That’s right, I created a plan for making 20

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My Personalized Sewing Planner by Elana
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Elana Nunez-Tiso

My Personalized Sewing Planner, by Elana

As the holiday frenzy starts to die down each December, I find myself looking ahead to the new year. For a planner like me, that means buying fresh new notebooks and pens and carving out time for goal setting and planning. I’m a relatively new garment sewist and earlier this year I realized that I

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Paper vs. Digital Fashion Drawing My Creative Process, by Mireille
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Mireille Marchand

Paper vs. Digital Fashion Drawing: My Creative Process, by Mireille

Guest blogger Mireille shares how she uses MyBodyModel’s paper vs. digital fashion drawing templates for each step of her creative process – from style exploration, to wardrobe planning, to sewing planning (and even drafting her own patterns)! It all starts with a simple sketch Before starting a project, a sketch is an important step to

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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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MyBodyModel Sewing Planning for Rebels by Jess
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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
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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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MyBodyModel Sketch to Finished Cozy Winter Clothes by Megan
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Megan Schraier

MyBodyModel Sketch to Finished! Cozy Winter Clothes, by Megan

Since her last post, Megan’s been busy using her MyBodyModel croquis and sewing planner! Today she shares her winter makes along with her original sketches, featuring luscious stretch velvet and cozy wool plaid! She also gives us a sneak peek at what’s next in her sewing queue…   .     .     . I love

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Angelica Pohle

From Sketch to Finished: Angelica’s Fall Sewing Roundup

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be back to share how my fall sewing queue has been progressing over the last few months. In September, I shared my fall sewing queue with you all, with an outfit for each month sketched on my custom croquis from the MyBodyModel app. It is no lie when people say your

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Pamela Flores

Regaining my Sew-Jo with MyBodyModel, by Pam

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

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MyBodyModel Fall Sewing Queue Sketches by Angelica 1
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Angelica Pohle

My Fall Sewing Queue, by Angelica

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

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MyBodyModel Sketch to Finished Garment by Diane Stanley Winslow Culottes
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Diane Stanley

From Sketch to Finished Makes: Digital Edition, by Diane

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

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