Welcome to MyBodyModel's Illustrated Style School.
Are you ready to be your own fashion designer and your own fashion model? Our body-positive courses are designed to help you build your skills, confidence, & creative mojo. Not just in fashion drawing, but also in dressing YOUR body in a way that reflects your own uniqueness & personal style.
Draw Your Ideas
Learn step-by-step fashion illustration to "try on" your design ideas and see how they look on your body.
Make Clothes You Love
Choose DIY fashion projects with confidence that they will look and feel amazing on you.
Build a Happy Wardrobe
Curate a closet of outfits that feel true to your body, your personality, and your style.
"What if I can't draw?"
We hear that a lot, so you're not the only one! The good news is you don't need to be an amazing artist to use fashion drawing as a useful & fun design tool. Start with our beginner class: "Paper Dolls for Grownups." You'll be drawing outfits for your MyBodyModel paper doll in no time!
Photo by Whitney Franklin
About the Instructor
Erica Schmitz is the founder of MyBodyModel, a website that creates personalized fashion croquis templates based on your measurements. Her body-positive classes are designed to help you build a wardrobe that embraces your beautiful uniqueness, rather than try to fit into outdated cookie cutter notions of what our bodies “should” look like. Erica has been interviewed by Love to Sew Podcast, Sew & Tell, Coffee with Makers, Sew News, Seamwork, & Sew Mindful. She lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, teenage daughter, and their very fluffy rescue dog.