You sew because you want to express yourself —
— With all the unique quirks, preferences, and qualities that make you who you are.
But too often, we sewists get tripped up. Maybe you get pulled into the latest trends, or you keep accumulating fabric, or you just keep making things that you'll never wear.
That means you end up spending way too much time and money while not expressing who you really are. Your wardrobe feels fractured. There's a disconnect between your personal style and the things you’re making, and you’re not quite sure how to bridge it.
We’ve all been there. And we have just the thing to help.
What is Design Your Wardrobe?
Design Your Wardrobe is a 3-week program that will help you get unstuck and back on the path of making clothes that fit who you are.
This step-by-step method helps you to think holistically about your wardrobe. With daily videos, worksheets, creative exercises, a planner, and a private community to support you, you'll create your own personalized queue of projects for the next 3–6 months.
By the end of this program, you’ll be able to:
Create a moodboard, so you can visualize exactly what you're going for.
Build a palette, so you have the exact fabrics and colors that work together.
Define the looks you want to create, so you're not just sewing one-off projects.
What You’ll Get
Preview Your Workbook
Meet Your Teachers
Sarai is the founder of Seamwork and creator of Design Your Wardrobe. She loves digging into the "why" behind sewing. She's been creating wardrobe-planning workshops like Design Your Wardrobe since 2014, and has had the opportunity to learn from thousands of participating sewists like you.
Meg is the Managing Editor at Seamwork and facilitates Design Your Wardrobe each season. You'll find her posting prompts in our private community, answering your questions, and hosting live events.
Wallis is a patternmaker for Seamwork and loves sewing athletic apparel for her roller skating adventures. She has completed DYW several times and her favorite part is seeing everyone’s completed collections.
What Participants are Saying
Over 6,000 sewists have gone through the Design Your Wardrobe program. Here's what they have to say.
I was drawn to the Design Your Wardrobe course and MyBodyModel because I wanted to be strategic about my making. Upon completion, I have a mood board and personal aesthetic for my future makes. I developed project plans based on garments I need, and this process has given me a tool for assessing future pattern excitement.
No longer will I be easily distracted by the newest, trendiest patterns.
I have never been so organized, and excited to start sewing a spring/summer capsule wardrobe — Which will actually mix well with “me-mades” from the past couple of years. I have already started a winter mood board for things I would like to make and wear.
It is wonderful to have all the classes and resources for help with my sewing at my fingertips. Keep up the great work!
I love DYW! It’s such a fun and useful process every time - and I’ve done it a LOT of times! I love the way the steps are broken down, and that it’s flexible so I can do a deep or “lite” version of the program, depending on my mood & needs for the season. And, it works! Nearly all of my most loved and worn me-mades are the result of DYW plans that I’ve made over the years. I also love the community component and seeing all the different ways everyone approaches their own DYW process - So inspiring!
Founder of MyBodyModel
Ready to get Started? Here's How.
The next session of Design Your Wardrobe starts on August 22, 2022.
This program is currently only available to Seamwork members. When you join Seamwork, you not only get to participate in the next session, you also get access to the self-guided version at any time.
Design Your Wardrobe is included with your Seamwork membership — there is no extra cost to participate!Join Seamwork Now
Plus, Get These Bonuses
Design Your Wardrobe eBook
This book walks you through the 3-week class. It includes all the reading and worksheets to design your own collection. This class is written so you can take it whenever you'd like, or you can participate in one of our wardrobe parties.
Seamwork Design Flats
This PDF contains flats for all Seamwork pattern designs. Use these flats to plan looks for Design Your Wardrobe or to sketch ideas for your next sewing project.
The Style Workshop walks you through 10 exercises to help define your style. You can take this workshop on its own or it can help you get ideas flowing for the Design Your Wardrobe class.
Use this worksheet to sketch different silhouettes on your body to discover what shapes you like to wear the most.
Use this sewing planner to plan your next projects. You can use it along with the Design Your Wardrobe program or on its own.
Join the next round of Design Your Wardrobe
Daily video lessons to walk you through the entire program
Fun worksheets and activities each weekday
Access to our private community — go through the program with an entire community!
Workbook with each lesson to review any time
Design flats to help you easily sketch new looks
Collection planner for building out your sewing queue
Style Workshop to help you pinpoint your personal style
Silhouette Worksheet to help you discover the shapes YOU like best