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My Handmade Travel Wardrobe: Summertime in Italy
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

My Handmade Travel Wardrobe: Summertime in Italy

Last year, Whitney wrote about using her MyBodyModel fashion croquis to plan an entirely handmade travel wardrobe for a month-long trip to Italy. Now, thinking back on the heat waves and affogati of her Italian summer, Whitney reflects on the me-made items in her handmade wardrobe that she wore during last year’s travels. Last summer,

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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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How do I use MyBodyModel to document & plan my sewing projects by Nathalie
Sketch & Sew
Nathalie

Documenting & planning my sewing with MyBodyModel, by Nathalie

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

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Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra
Sketch & Sew
Sierra Burrell

Planning 20 garments for 2020 with MyBodyModel, by Sierra

The end of 2019 has arrived and 2020 is quickly approaching. The New Year brings out all sorts of planning and creativity for me. It’s an opportunity to dive into something new and start fresh. I am embracing this time by planning 20 garments for 2020. That’s right, I created a plan for making 20

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My Personalized Sewing Planner by Elana
Sketch & Sew
Elana Nunez-Tiso

My Personalized Sewing Planner, by Elana

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

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My favorite knitting tools, by Diane
Knit & Draw
Diane Stanley

My favorite knitting tools, by Diane

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

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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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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 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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My Body Model - The Work Collection, by Sierra
Wardrobe Planning
Sierra Burrell

My Body Model – The Work Collection, by Sierra

MyBodyModel tester Sierra used her new body model croquis to design a work wardrobe that is both classic and fun. I love how she used her digital body model image together with the Adobe Sketch app to experiment with different silhouettes, colors, and textures. Read on for details on each garment that Sierra plans to

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Whitney's Handmade Travel Wardrobe with MyBodyModel
Wardrobe Planning
Whitney Franklin

Whitney’s Handmade Travel Wardrobe Plans, with MyBodyModel

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! [Update: See Whitney’s completed travel wardrobe and what she wore in Italy!] A few months ago, Erica reached out to ask

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From Sketch to Finished Makes - Knitting Edition by Diane
Knit & Draw
Diane Stanley

From Sketch to Finished Makes: Knitting Edition! by Diane

When I first discovered the MyBodyModel app I knew it would be a great resource for planning garment sewing projects but I didn’t know I would become nearly obsessed with sketching! Never really considering myself a “sketcher,” I realized all too quickly that you really don’t need to be to play with this app. I’ve

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MyBodyModel Sketch to Finished Garment by Diane Stanley Winslow Culottes
Sketch & Sew
Diane Stanley

From Sketch to Finished Makes: Digital Edition, by Diane

By now it’s a well known fact that I love using MyBodyModel croquis to sketch clothes that I plan to make. I use my Apple pen and an app called Sketch Club to sketch on my iPad. It’s easy to simulate fabrics.  For Simplicity pattern 6467, I colored the sketch with pink and then added

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