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10 Sewing Planners to use with MyBodyModel (free + paid options)
Sketch & Sew
Erica Schmitz

10 Sewing Planners to Use with MyBodyModel (free + paid options!)

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.

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Wardrobe Planning
Erica Schmitz

Make Nine, Five Ways

Are you ready for some creative reflection and gentle goal-setting for the new year? Read on to see five ways MyBodyModel community members have approached the Make Nine challenge, and what they’ve learned through the process of sketching their handmade wardrobe plans on their personal croquis. The Make Nine Challenge was started in 2015 by

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Amanda designed a spring 3×3 mini capsule wardrobe on her MyBodyModel paper doll
Wardrobe Planning
Amanda Kile

My Sewing and Knitting Plans for the New Year

Thoughtfully planning my sewing and knitting projects has become an incredibly satisfying practice. Planning a season or two ahead can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but hopefully by the end of this post you will realize how approachable it actually is! Since my sewing queue currently has a few items on it, I decided

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Amanda shares her fashion sketching process on MyBodyModel
Sketch & Sew
Amanda Bonilla

My Sketching Process: From 9-Head Fashion Figures to Designing for My Body

After years of imagining clothes on unrealistic figures, Amanda has completely transformed her fashion sketching process to design in a way that honors her body and style. She shares her personal fashion journey, and walks us through her updated sketching process for “trying on” new designs, pattern hacks, & outfit ideas with confidence. “The MyBodyModel

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Angela with MyBodyModel sewing plans Holding Sketch
Wardrobe Planning
Angela Geosits

Taking my Fall Sewing Plans to the Next Level

Angela shares her fall sewing plans, and how she makes sure they’ll actually get made and worn – with a little help from MyBodyModel! Autumn is my favorite season, so I easily dream up outfits in rich jewel tones for crisp, sunny days. The challenge comes in transforming too many exciting ideas into just a

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Sketch & Sew
Sandrea Brown

From fear to confidence: 14 fashion sketches in two days

When it comes to fashion sketching, you might encounter that voice in your head telling you that you won’t be good at it. In this special guest blog post, Sandrea shares how she pushed past that fear. Read on to see how she went from months of not touching her croquis to 14 stunning fashion

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Overview of outfit combinations for Alyssa's Autumn capsule wardrobe on MyBodyModel croquis
Wardrobe Planning
Alyssa Soucy

Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe, from Sketch to Finished!

I took part in the #MyBodyModel3x3 Challenge and recently finished sewing the last of my 9 garments in my me-made capsule wardrobe! It’s been fun mixing and matching the looks I designed using my custom croquis from MyBodyModel, and integrating my new handmade clothing with other loved items from my closet. Here is my process

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Sketch & Sew
Nateida @SewNaturalDane

MyBodyModel Paper Dolls: Black Pattern Designers Edition!

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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Bullet Journals
Raylene Harvey

My Sewing Journal Year in Review, #sketch2finish

Self-taught sewist & bullet journal maven Raylene Harvey looks back through her 2020 sewing journal, and shares her favorite DIY fashion makes of the year, all the way from sketch to finished. This has been a whirlwind of a year! The global pandemic has been life-changing for all of us and I’m sure we are

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Wardrobe Planning
Jacqui Blakemore

New Year Wardrobe Goals: Sewing a Capsule Wardrobe

Special guest blogger Jacqui Blakemore, fabulous host of the Sew Mindful Podcast, shares her wardrobe goals for the new year: sewing a capsule wardrobe that is comfortable, smart, and colorful, while also being weather appropriate for winter in the UK. I was delighted when Erica offered me the opportunity to write a guest blog for

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12 outfits, 6 garments Capsule wardrobe sewing, sketch to finish
Wardrobe Planning
Raylene Harvey

12 outfits, 6 garments: Capsule wardrobe sewing, sketch to finish

Time for the big reveal: Raylene shares the results of her capsule wardrobe sewing project, from sketch to finish! In last week’s post, Raylene shared how she planned twelve outfits from just six garments, using her body model croquis to sketch each ensemble in her sewing bullet journal. Read on to see each styled outfit,

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Planning a me-made capsule wardrobe with MyBodyModel: Bujo Edition
Bullet Journals
Raylene Harvey

Planning a Me-Made Capsule Wardrobe: Bujo Edition

A multi-passionate creative at heart, Raylene planned a comfy, polished, & versatile me-made capsule wardrobe using her sewing bullet journal and her personal croquis from MyBodyModel. Read on to see Raylene’s beautiful and organized 2-page bujo planner spreads, and how she chose 6 garments to create more than 12 outfits! I’ve been wanting to create

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Designing my monochrome capsule with MyBodyModel
Wardrobe Planning
Erika Nazario

Designing a Monochrome Capsule Wardrobe

Guest blogger Erika “Eri” Nazario used her MyBodyModel croquis to design a 3×3 monochromatic capsule wardrobe collection that’s far from boring. She shares all about her design process, her favorite sketching tools, and her top 9 outfits – along with links to step-by-step videos showing Eri’s fashion illustration process for each look! In September I

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