Deciding what to wear to a special event is hard enough – Imagine outfit planning for one of the biggest events of your life! Pattern designer Rae Cumbie shares her outfit planning & design process for her role as Mother of the Bride. It was over a year after I created My Body Model that
Virtual Fitting Room
“It looks so good on the model… But how will it look on ME?” With more and more of our buying activity happening online, the MyBodyModel custom croquis can be used as a virtual fitting room for internet clothing shopping. I originally wanted my own personal fashion templates for planning my knitwear, for adapting patterns
With so many great jacket sewing patterns out there, it can be hard to choose where to start! Sierra used her digital body model croquis as a virtual fitting room to “try on” the different silhouettes, colors, and fabrics that are on her wishlist – including both neutral and BOLD choices! Hey y’all! The temperature
Remember Sierra’s plans for a colorful and classic work wardrobe? She’s back with another fun wardrobe planning post, this time using her new hand-on-hip croquis from MyBodyModel 2.0 to “try on” some of the latest fall style trends! Read on to see what fall trends have caught her eye, and how she plans to incorporate
Hi, my name is Thandi, and I am curvy with an extra helping of curve. I’m making a handmade wardrobe as part of my personal project to take back ownership of my body, to learn to love it for what it is, and not what I think it should be. Sewing fosters a new, brighter
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
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
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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