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.
Paulette – Q&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!
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.
Paulette – Friday 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!
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.
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.
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.
Paulette – True Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A: get to know Kelli Ward, the designer behind True Bias
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!