Welcome to Illustrated Style School.
Are you ready to design your dream wardrobe, but you think you're "not an artist"?
Our beginner-friendly, 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
Hi! I'm Erica Schmitz, the founder and lead instructor at Illustrated Style School. You may know me as the founder of MyBodyModel, a website that creates printable & digital fashion sketchbooks based on your measurements.
All these years later, I still love to play paper dolls with my sewing plans! When MyBodyModel became part of Cashmerette in 2023, I knew I wanted to continue spreading the joy of designing garments and outfits on a croquis of your own body.
My body-positive drawing classes & style workshops are designed to help you build a wardrobe that embraces your beautiful uniqueness, inside and out. No more trying to fit into outdated cookie cutter notions of what our bodies “should” look like! You can hear all about my journey on the Love to Sew Podcast, Sew & Tell, Coffee with Makers, Sew News, Seamwork, & Sew Mindful.
I have lots of fun plans for Illustrated Style School in the year ahead. Be sure to sign up for updates and stay in the loop!