Ruby, indie pattern designer and founder of Spokes & Stitches, shares her creative journey toward a new, nurturing approach to fashion design that welcomes people of all shapes and identities. Read on to hear all about how Ruby uses her MyBodyModel croquis to design for her body, her wardrobe, and her vision for an inclusive
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
If you had the perfect dress in mind, what sewing patterns & fabrics would you choose? What design changes would you make? Even though she’s new to sewing and fashion drawing, Reiko has been making her dress design dreams come true. Read on to see how Reiko uses drawing on her MyBodyModel croquis to bring
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
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
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,
Are you ready for some cozy fall wardrobe ideas and inspiration for your next sewing or knitting project? Whitney shares her completed fall capsule wardrobe, and how it compared to her initial fashion sketches on her body model croquis. It’s time for an update on how my fall sewing and knitting plans worked out! In
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,
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
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
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
“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
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
One of my favorite knitting tools, after the obvious yarn and needles, has to be the MyBodyModel app. The worst thing is to spend hours and hours knitting a garment only to find out that the style didn’t suit my body. This was my story before I started using MyBodyModel. Drawing on my personal body
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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