Hi everybody, Nateida aka SewNaturalDane here! Every February, I host the #BHMPatternDesigners Challenge which highlights and promotes Black pattern designers. I am very excited to share with you my experience in using MyBodyModel paper dolls to plan my makes for this year’s challenge. This was the first time I used something such as a sketch
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What are the best sewing planners to use with your body-positive fashion sketch templates from MyBodyModel? The answer depends on your planning style. We believe there’s a perfect planning system for everyone – even planning rebels! Here are ten sewing planners that we love. This list features some of our favorite free & paid planners, including printable, digital, and spiral-bound options.
The pen and marker are tried and true tools for fashion design, but have you considered drawing digitally? As a visual arts student, I will always enjoy the process of working on paper with a pencil in hand. However, there are so many benefits of digital fashion illustration: the ease of fixing mistakes, not having
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,
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
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
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
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
Today’s guest blog post is by Tina, who was one of our testers for the new omit-bust croquis option. Tina shares how she used the new feature to create a personal fashion croquis that beautifully reflects her body after a unilateral mastectomy. As a visual artist who also drafts many of her own patterns, Tina
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
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!
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
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)
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
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
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.
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