Mannequin with red measuring tape around shoulders and handbrushed lettering overlayed reading Resources Sew My Style 2020 #SMS20

Did you miss an #SMS20 newsletter (sign up here)? Looking for a tip from one of our leaders? Here are all the links to resources that have been posted by our leadership team throughout the year.

Updated with each newsletter release.

January

PauletteQ&A with Featured Designer Megan Nielsen: a quick interview with one of the two featured designers for #SMS20 January.

Michele – How to Remove KAM Snaps Fast: a quick tutorial for getting them out of your clothes (video).

Laura – Sew My Style 2020 #sms20: the patterns Laura is planning to make this year (video).

Paulette – Enhance Your Closet with Sew My Style 2020: how do you integrate this year’s patterns into your existing wardrobe?

Michele – Pants Fitting Tips: great tips for making pants! 

Kelsey – Style Inspiration for Your Tania Culottes: different ways to wear these pants that look like skirts.

Kelsey – 3 Simple Tips for How to Style Your Culottes in Winter: how to wear possibly thin pants in cold weather.

Ari – Sew My Style 2020: a look at all the patterns.

Ari – Kortney Bodysuit Inspiration: styling inspiration as well as tips for making a bodysuit.

Paulette – Q&A with Featured Designer Stephanie Thiel of Rad Patterns: a quick interview with one of the two featured designers for #SMS20 January.

Ari – Kortney Bodysuit & Tania Culottes: a recap of both January patterns with many hilarious pictures!


February

Michele –  Minimum Ease/Wearing Ease: those tricky numbers demystified!

Carol –  Summit Pack Tutorial/Sew Along (Pt 1): an overview of the Summit Pack and resources for buying bag-making supplies.

Carol – Summit Pack Tutorial/ Sew Along (Pt 2): a step-by-step photo tutorial of the Summit Pack.

Michele – Where to Measure on a Pattern: if you need help figuring out where to measure fit points on a pattern, use this in-depth guide.

PauletteFriday Pattern Company Designer Q&A: a fun interview with Chelsea Gurnoe, the pattern designer behind Friday Pattern Company.

Julian Sew My Style 2020 Ilford Jacket: read about Julian’s adjustments to the pattern and how he matches it with shiny Chucks.

Sarah Ilford Jacket: Sarah’s take on the pattern, with exquisite embroidery details.

Paulette Laela Jeyne Patterns – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Marisa Ryniak, the designer behind Laela Jeyne Patterns.

Ari – Sailor Moon Inspired Ilford Jacket & Tania Culottes: see how Ari paired January’s and February’s patterns into this great outfit.

Paulette Turning the Ilford Jacket into a Shirt: the Ilford makes a pretty easy-to-sew shirt too!


March

Minna Meet the Gelato Blouse + Dress: Minna introduces the pattern and shows you how to make it, with some adjustment tips and a tutorial.

Laura Willa Week Part 1: Laura reviews the pattern, shows her 2 versions, and the changes she made.

Minna Gelato Blouse + Dress Pattern Hacks: Minna lists nearly every conceivable pattern hack for the neckline, sleeves, placket, ruffles, pockets, hem flare, back closure. You name it!

Paulette Liesl Gibson – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Liesl Gibson and her company

Laura Waterproofing a Coat Using Seam Tape: Laura turned her Willa Coat into a waterproof raincoat in this video.


April

Sarah Redwood Sew-a-Long: gather your supplies and follow along as Sarah shows you how to make a Redwood Vest.

Sarah Redwood Sew-a-Long – Hand Pockets: learn how to insert your pockets.

Sarah Redwood Sew-a-Long Day 3: learn to make the yoke, along with some colorblocking fun.

Sarah Redwood Sew-a-Long Day 4: see how to insert the zipper shield and front zipper in your Redwood.

Ari Nova Sweatshirt Inspiration: Ari showcases a ton of ways to wear the sweatshirt or hack it into something else.

Ari Sailor Moon Cropped Nova Sweatshirt: Ari turns a sweatshirt pattern into a cropped hooded t-shirt instead.

Ari Nova Sweatshirt Hack and Tutorial: watch how to turn the Nova into a cold shoulder short-sleeved t-shirt.

Sarah One More Redwood Vest: check out the very cool pocket hack Sarah used for another Redwood Vest.


May

Michele True Bias Rio Top and Dress: as a tester for the pattern, Michele has all the inside information on this new release.

Paulette Love Notions – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Tami Meyer, the designer behind Love Notions

Julian Game Day Jersey Perfect for Quarantine Couture!: check out Juian’s take on the Game Day Jersey with kente fabric accents (plus a “super honest” view of his sewing studio).

Michele The Rio Tank Top Hack: want a sleeveless t-shirt dress? Michele walks you through this hack for creating a tank dress out of the Rio Ringer pattern.

PauletteTrue Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Kelli Ward, the designer behind True Bias


June

Sierra Free Range Slacks Fabric Options: SMS alum Sierra Burrell breaks down the MANY fabric options for the Free Range Slacks.

Paulette In The Folds – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Emily Hundt, the designer behind In The Folds

Sierra Styling the Free Range Slacks: SMS alum Sierra showcases Lydia Okello’s styling of the pants.

Michele Pants Fitting: The Crotch is a two-part series in which Michele illustrates how to measure yourself and pants patterns to ensure they fit!

Kris Barkly Skirt Inspiration: Kris shows her self-made croquis to illustrate various fabric options for her upcoming Barkly skirt.


July

Aaronica Choosing Fabric For The Reed Trousers: Aaronica gives a bunch of fabric options for making trousers.

Aaronica The Reed Trousers Failure: Aaronica is honest about the challenges she faced making trousers for her husband.


August

Carol August, that’s #SMS20 LuLu Cardi, Month for me!! In Part 1 of her Lulu series, Carol sketches out some ideas for her cardigans.

Paulette Pattern Scout – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Casey Sibley, designer behind Pattern Scout

Carol Lulu Round 2! In Part 2, Carol shows off her two Lulus. One of which is an upcycle!

Julian Reed Trouser Review: Julian shows off his Reed Trousers via video, and walks through some challenges he faced (video).


September

Shelby September Sew My Style Inspiration: Shelby takes a look at both patterns and draws some inspiration from Pinterest for each one.

Minna Sew My Style: The Lichen Duster by Sew Liberated: Minna hacks the Lichen and shows you how to do the same.

Shelby Hacking a Shirred Sleeve: here’s a really great hack for gathering the sleeves and adding a shirred cuff.

Shelby Marigold: Blank Slate Patterns Sew-A-Long: Shelby put together a step-by-step photo tutorial for the Marigold

Minna Lichen Duster Adventures: Minna reveals her final garment, as well as walks through all the changes and missteps she took to get there.


October

Michele Fitting the Pona Jacket from Helens Closet: check out Michele’s tips for fitting this month’s jacket pattern, the Pona.

Michele Pona Jacket Review: Michele gives a rapid-fire review of the Pona Jacket from Helen’s Closet.

Sarah Long John Jammers For Everyone: Sarah made SEVEN pairs of the Jammers for her entire family. You can call her an expert now!


November

Aaronica Sewing The Dionne Duster: Choosing Fabric: Aaronica put together a great array of fabrics to choose from when making the duster, with a very lovely fall palette!


Mannequin with red measuring tape around shoulders and handbrushed lettering overlayed reading Resources Sew My Style 2020 #SMS20