body positive

Knit & Draw
Victoria Marchant

Focusing my Knitting Project Ideas with My Body Model Paper Doll

With so many knitting patterns and yarn choices out there, it can be hard to choose – And even more difficult to predict the end result. Guest blogger Victoria shares how she uses her custom sketch templates from MyBodyModel to visualize & focus her knitting project ideas, paper doll style! The result: beautiful and versatile

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Sketch & Sew
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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News & Updates
Erica Schmitz

Announcing #sketchmystyle 2019!

MyBodyModel fashion drawing challenge starts May 1 Are you ready to warm up your fashion drawing skills and explore your personal style, while also being part of a supportive and body-positive design community? I am so excited to announce #sketchmystyle, our first ever community challenge! Our first monthly challenge kicks off on May 1 in

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MyBodyModel Sewing Planner or Life Goals Planner
Sketch & Sew
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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Sketching my Kibbe wardrobe with MyBodyModel, by Doctor T
Wardrobe Planning
Doctor T

Sketching my Kibbe wardrobe with MyBodyModel, by Doctor T

Have you fallen down the Kibbe style ID rabbit hole yet? Guest blogger and Sew Your Kibbe Challenge organizer, Doctor T shares how she used her custom croquis from MyBodyModel to plan a cohesive capsule wardrobe following the Kibbe style system. .        .        . It may seem odd for

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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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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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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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