personal style

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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My virtual fitting room for online clothes shopping by Julie
Virtual Fitting Room
Julie Steiner

My virtual fitting room for online clothes shopping, by Julie

“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

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Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra
Virtual Fitting Room
Sierra Burrell

Trying on Fall Trends with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

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

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Fall Sewing & Knitting Planning with MyBodyModel by Whitney
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

Fall Sewing & Knitting: Planning with MyBodyModel, by Whitney

Remember Whitney’s lovely travel wardrobe plans? She’s back with another inspiring wardrobe planning post, this time using her body model croquis sketch pages for fall sewing & knitting planning. Read on for a peek into Whitney’s cozy and beautiful fall wardrobe plans! If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, you’re hopefully feeling a nip in the

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Paper vs. Digital Fashion Drawing My Creative Process, by Mireille
Sketch & Sew
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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Sketch & Sew
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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Bullet Journals
Ciara Xyerra

31 Days of Outfit Sketches, by Ciara

Last June, Ciara was our 1st ever blog contributor with her post about using MyBodyModel with her bullet journal to plan her summer sewing. Now, a year later, she’s back to share her epic Me-Made-May project: 31 days of outfit sketches using her custom croquis from MyBodyModel! For Me-Made May 2019, I decided to participate

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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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Designing a creative, dynamic & focused wardrobe, by Kathryn
Wardrobe Planning
Kathryn Dieroff

Designing a creative, dynamic & focused wardrobe, by Kathryn

Jewelry and accessories designer, Kathryn shares how she’s been using her MyBodyModel fashion templates to channel her many design ideas. The result: a cohesive and creative me-made wardrobe that works well for her body and her style – including accessories, of course! .        .        .        .

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MyBodyModel Sewing Planning for Rebels by Jess
Sketch & Sew
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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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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Whitney's Handmade Travel Wardrobe with MyBodyModel
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

Whitney’s Handmade Travel Wardrobe Plans, with MyBodyModel

MyBodyModel tester Whitney used her new custom body model croquis templates to design a breezy and romantic travel wardrobe. Read on to see every detail that she’s envisioned using her 12-model and 3-model page templates. Bellissimo!   A few months ago, Erica reached out to ask me if I’d like to be a tester for

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Sketch & Sew
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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