The Mindful Wardrobe Project

build a sustainable closet you love

Meg sits on a sofa next to a window with her legs folded up beneath her arms. She is wearing a soft handknit rust sweater with voluminous sleeves and cuffed handmade jeans.

clothe yourself authentically

with less stress

Learn how to craft a sustainable wardrobe that holds meaning for you and empowers you to show up in the world as your true self.

Do you want to love your clothes – whether handmade, thrifted, or store bought?

The Mindful Wardrobe project helps you feel good about your clothes by guiding you through a step-by-step path to define your style, curate your closet, and craft a wardrobe plan.

But it’s more than a style course. We don’t just come up with a “capsule wardrobe” and call it a day. The Mindful Wardobe Project anchors you in creative slow fashion practices that are healthy, not just for you, but for the Earth and its people.

Meg sits on a wood cabinet. She is wearing mended jeans and a thrifted top. There is a poster on the wall behind her that says "Mend and make amends."

Meg McElwee is the author & designer behind Sew Liberated. For over 15 years, her sewing patterns have helped women feel amazing in their clothes.

Meg has a deep commitment to sustainable living and body positivity. She combined these passions with her background in philosophy, art, and education to create The Mindful Wardrobe Project, a transformative course in creative, slow fashion.

Meg loves clothes, sure … but she sees them as more than a public statement. Getting dressed, for her, is a radical act of love (& art) with a profound ripple effect.

in this online course

you’ll learn:

-How to dismantle body shame, and step into your unique beauty and power.

Essential styling secrets that will transform how you feel in your clothes.

– Clear, actionable steps to make your sewing and your closet more eco-friendly, including thrifting, mending, and fabric care guides.

– How to curate your wardrobe and compose outfits based on your personality, lifestyle, and preferred silhouettes.

– One year of personalized fitting support so you can adjust any sewing pattern to work for your body.

“The act of sewing should be, at its root, an act of resistance to fast fashion. They say fast, we say slow. They say more, we say less. They say perfection, we say process. They say competition, we say community.”

Meg McElwee, creator of the Mindful Wardrobe Project

Style is not something you can buy at a store. It is deeply personal, introspective, and creative.

We’ll help you define and refine your unique style, making it both easier and more fun to get dressed!

The course includes:

-Over 5 hours of video instruction, which is available in audio format as well.

-A digital reference book of 200+ warm and cold outfit ideas, featuring diverse sewing patterns and body shapes.

-Guides for sourcing the best fabrics, online thrift and vintage shops, slow fashion brands, as well as how to to consign online.

-Lessons to figure out your design parameters: color, texture, climate, & lifestyle.

-Seasonal wardrobe checklists.

-All about accessories, undergarments, and loungewear.

-Support as you edit and organize your closet, and lessons on maintaining and optimizing your sustainable wardrobe.

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Your course was transformative, absolutely life changing! I’ve made so much more space in my heart and my house for sewing. I’ve got a wardrobe of 15 pieces planned, colors and fabrics in mind, a pile of decent goodwill fabric for making a first draft, taped and cut out a few of my patterns, and I’ve made two pieces so far. This is a lot considering I’m a momma of five! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Rebecca Basile
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I have always wanted to feel more creative and expressive in my wardrobe, but hadn't had a way to focus that desire. I don't like shopping or spending much money on clothes, and so "settle" for a close enough size or color when thrifting. My colors and style are similar enough to Meg's that I could get ideas about what might work for me, and see ways that I could get more pieces that really work by making them myself, which of course has the extra benefit of more creative expression! The different topics each week let me approach the issue in a broader way as well, and not just wanting another outfit or two.

Laurie Cone
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The class with Meg totally changed my view of clothing. The exercises she used to walk us through finding our style were eye-opening and left me inspired to continue the journey.Wait til you see me next time — my personal style will be rock-star!

Rita Herrmann
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Since 2019 posting on the Mindful Wardrobe Project has been such a fun way of meeting other makers. I love sharing and posting on daily outfits, projects and thoughts on making. This is such a joyful and kind community. I'm so grateful for the course, community and fitting advice on the Mindful Wardrobe Project, thank you!

Liz Burrati

we do it all in community

Join over 1000 students who have experienced the Mindful Wardrobe Project as not only a powerful personal journey, but a communal healing experience as well. You will rediscover your inner fire and be encouraged to bravely step into the world to shine your light. It all starts by dressing yourself with intention.

Each session includes access to the Mindful Wardrobe Community, hosted on our own website (no Facebook necessary!) You will make new friends and feel the constant support from Meg and the Sew Liberated team.

Participate in a live Zoom Q & A session with Meg at the end of each session – or watch the recording at your convenience!

Have fun using our Secondhand(made) Markeplace, where you can swap and sell your precious handmade clothing and accessories that either no longer fit or that you just don’t wear that often. Finally, a way to thoughtfully re-home your handmades!

Tired of feeling confused about clothes, adrift in your style, and like you’re wasting time & money on clothes, fabric, and patterns that aren’t quite right?

Curate a closet that works for your body and your life – one you can feel good about.

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