33 new full-size templates to trace and dress, with real body models
Right-click on the image, save it on your computer and print it on a normal sheet of paper. Trace the template with a pencil on a new white sheet of paper and then create your own fashion design
Many thanks to our “real body” models: Rommy, Carolyn, Valentina, Cathy, Teresa and Kami.
In response to your questions:
Are you going to publish more models to trace soon with atypical body types?
That depends on you! Tracing real body models is an initiative based entirely on participation. We make new models available as soon as we receive new photos (your photos…) from which we can create new silhouettes to dress for fashion design. If you want to help us, the best thing you can do is organize photo sessions with volunteers of a variety of ages and proportions, and encourage people who are not always comfortable in their bodies to participate! It’s fun to do, and we always feel better after facing our fears. And it’s for a good cause: helping the fashion industry to develop beyond the tyranny of the restrictive model-type that makes so many women feel excluded and inadequate.
When are you going to publish some fashion drawings that were made using the models on the site?
Soon. We’re waiting to have enough to put together a gallery page. Up until now, we have received creations from three different fashion designers.
Who are the people who have accepted to lend images of their bodies to create the silhouettes to trace inspired from realistic proportions?
Up until now, the volunteers who have sent us photographs to draw from come from three continents; Europe, North America and South America. The majority of the people who have participed are dressmakers themselves and have been using the models we drew from their images to sketch their own clothing.