Posts by Beth Galvin

Beth Galvin
Beth started sewing in third grade and discovered her lifelong fascination with patterns and fabric. She sews and blogs in beautiful Northern California where she makes far too many coats and jackets for the sunny climate. On her blog SunnyGal Studio Sewing she shares her projects with tips on construction and fitting. When not sewing she enjoys baking pies, studying Italian, planning her next trip to a tropical island, and trying to find space in her garden for more plants.
Handmade Color Blocked Dress on the Bluprint Blog!

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Design Your Own: How to Make Color-Blocking Patterns

Color blocking is a great trend with staying power, one that is perfect for creating flattering shapes and adding a touch of brightness to any garment. It's easy to adapt an existing pattern to use multiple fabrics. Read on to discover helpful tips for successfully creating your own color-blocked pattern pieces.

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Sleeves on a red jacket

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How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets

On a typical jacket or coat, the collar, lapels or button closures are the stars of your garment, while the sleeves are more of a supporting player. However, this supporting role doesn't make precision sewing any less important. A properly sewn sleeve can be the difference between looking high-end instead of handmade. Follow these tips for precisely sewn sleeves on all your coats and jackets!

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