Do you love the idea of sketching your sewing or knitting plans, but aren’t sure where to start? I created this step-by-step video series, “Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners,” just for you!
This is not your typical fashion illustration class. This class is for people who love to sew, knit, or crochet, and who want to start using custom sketch templates from MyBodyModel as part of their planning and design process. You can get your own custom fashion templates, made to your own measurements, from the MyBodyModel web app.
This intro fashion drawing tutorial series includes several videos. “Part 1: Get Started” is the first video in the series. Coming up in Part 2 and Part 3, we’ll practice drawing tops and bodices on our body model templates. We’ll continue to post more videos in the upcoming weeks to complete the “Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners” series – and finish drawing the outfits on our body models. Click here for a list of all Tutorials so far.
I hope this video series will help increase your comfort level with drawing fashion sketches on a model of your own body. So you can have more fun with the creative process, use your sketches to make important design decisions about what you want to make – and enjoy choosing patterns and styles based on how they look on YOU.
MyBodyModel Fashion Sketching for Absolute Beginners Part 1 – Getting Started
An obsessed garment sewist with a passion for body-positive fashion drawing, Erica founded MyBodyModel in 2017 and led the company for more than five years before it became part of Cashmerette in 2023. You can find Erica and her beginner-friendly drawing classes & style workshops at Illustrated Style School and @illustratedstyleschool.