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Let’s get Creative — Together!

Design Your Wardrobe is a 3-week series including worksheets, activities to jumpstart your creativity, a planner, and a private community to share your progress with others.

By the end of the series, you’ll have an organized queue of projects, a plan to make them, and some new sewing buddies to cheer you on. This series is available only to Seamwork members so join now to reserve your spot!

Sign Up

Design Your Wardrobe runs twice a year. Signups open in July, but are currently closed. In the meantime, try out our free sewing planner for a more condensed, but totally free version!

Signups for the next Design Your Wardrobe series open again on

July 23, 2018

The next Design Your Wardrobe series begins on

August 6, 2018

Want to try the self-guided version? As a Seamwork member, you can access all the Design Your Wardrobe resources at any time.

Here’s What You’ll Get

Walk through the process with daily dispatches

Each week, you’ll focus on a different part of the design process, from setting goals to planning your final sewing queue. Every weekday, you’ll read a dispatch that walks you through a new step and demystifies design thinking.

Explore your style with worksheets & activities

You’ll also complete a short worksheet or activity each weekday. Give yourself time to explore your style, play with inspiration and fabric, and organize your ideas.

Share with others in a private community

The Design Your Wardrobe private community forum is a place to connect, ask questions, share your ideas, and cheer each other on. Meet other sewists in a positive, supportive space and get inspired by the wardrobe goals of sewists like you.

Organize your sewing and use what you have

When you finish the 3-week series, you’ll have an organized queue of sewing projects to take you through an entire season. We’ll show you how to plan, prioritize, and even leave enough room for improvisation and fresh ideas that come up.

Preview Your First Dispatch

You Might Be Wondering...

How much does it cost?

Design Your Wardrobe is 100% free for Seamwork Basic and Premium members! It’s currently only available to members. Consider joining Seamwork and you’ll get access to this series, the entire back catalog of Seamwork magazine, plus new wardrobe-building patterns of your choice from our catalog every single month.

When does it start?

Design Your Wardrobe is a self-guided program, so you can start it at any time, but we also host wardrobe-building parties in February and once in August, when we all go through the program together and share our collections. You are welcome to take the series again and again, to help you stay in the design groove.

How much time will it take?

This is a 3-week series that includes dispatches, worksheets, and activities to complete each weekday. You can choose to do them each day, or work on them on the weekends if you have more time. Most days might take you between 15 and 30 minutes, with some of the more creative activities (like making a mood board) requiring an hour or two. Most activities are flexible and can take as much or little time as you’d like to give.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the series, you’ll have a queue of sewing projects that work together to create a mini seasonal wardrobe. Not only that, but you’ll have learned a process that you can use again and again to harness inspiration, design garments that work together, and plan your sewing in a realistic way.

Testimonials

I LOVE this series! It was so very helpful. My sewing had just been kind of all over the place. I'd see fabric on sale and buy it and try to find a pattern that matched but I've ended up with pieces that just don't go together and aren't quite the right color for me. This series has changed my buying habits. I'm really looking forward to having an intentional wardrobe! Thank you very, very much!
Steph B
I really loved every part of it! Every activity helped me move a step closer to a truly workable plan, which I had never been able to do on my own before. I love that there were emotional aspects to the process, as well.
Lacey B
Thank you so much for this series I have loved it! Breaking the design and planning process down into manageable chunks that I can tackle at my own pace has helped me to find time to do something I really enjoy, but sometimes find hard to prioritise. Also all the content looked beautiful!
Katherine M
This was really educational and helpful. I enjoyed the process, and I was skeptical at the beginning that it would get me to an end point. When we started the program I wasn't sure that I would be able to be creative within someone else's process design, but I have to admit I was 100% wrong! This whole program was amazing and I will be returning to it to complete other mini capsules and complete wardrobes in the future.
Sarah B
I liked that it was a process with building blocks that helped me to be mindful about the “what” and the “why” of my sewing and to approach it in a way that curates useful and wearable pieces. I have precious little time to sew, and usually am overwhelmed with the stash of fabric and patterns I’ve collected but done nothing with, and so end up not making anything. This helped me distill my ideas into a practical plan of action.
Lesley J

In the meantime, get the

Free Planner

Signups for Design Your Wardrobe may be closed, but you can still get our downloadable sewing planner for free, along with a 4-day quick start guide. Think of it as Design Your Wardrobe Light.

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