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Explore your personal style with the Ruth dress.

Posted in: Style & Wardrobe • December 31, 2018

Over the years, I have noticed that sewing helps us to unlock new layers of our personal style. Having more control over the silhouettes, colors, textures, and prints we dress ourselves in, brings us in touch with our style and the way we present ourselves to the world. To me, personal style is the way we introduce ourselves without words; it is a visual language that only becomes richer when you have control over your medium.

With Seamwork Style, I want to inspire you to see the creative potential behind each pattern, because your me-mades should work for your life and your style.

The Ruth dress has built-in style. It is the kind of dress you can throw on with some simple flats, and run out the door. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to play with layers and explore your style. This month, we are sharing three ways you can style the Ruth dress to make it your own.


Add a little edge to the Ruth dress by styling it with ankle boots and a dramatic cardigan. We love the contrast that the graphic, printed Oslo provides with this look.

Ruth | Oslo | Boots | Earrings


It doesn’t take a lot to elevate the inherent elegance of the Ruth dress. A lacey camisole and a dramatic coat create a glamorous effect. When layering lots of textures, try using a monochromatic palette. It can emphasize the texture of the fabric.

Ruth | Savannah | Jill | Heels


This month’s member bonus transforms the Ruth dress into a chic peplumed blouse. Pair it with a sleek knit pencil skirt and flats, and you are ready for the office.

Ruth | Margo | Flats

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