• First Birthday - The Creative Curator

    First Birthday For The Creative Curator!

    The Creative Curator Birthday! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…!!! Woohoo! I am celebrating – The Creative Curator is one year old today! I’m not sure how this last year has gone so fast, but I am one happy chick! My decision to start something new was born out of my frustration with […]

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  • Zero Waste Dress

    Zero Waste Fashion Dress: In Two Versions

    Zero Waste Fashion is something that I am very passionate about. In this fashion world where exploitation and mass consumption is rife, zero waste fashion is one more way for me to be more sustainable. Create Your Own Zero Waste Dress I recently participated in a zero waste fashion event – Create Your Own Zerowaste Dress […]

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  • Understanding Body Shapes: Part 1 - The Creative Curator

    Understanding Body Shapes: Women Viewed Straight On

    This week we will look at understanding body shapes of women straight on, which follows on from my previous post about Understanding Body Proportions. In that post we looked at understanding body proportions in relation to the western world’s ideal. You can read that post here if you missed it. We looked at how to […]

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  • Understanding Body Proportion - The Creative Curator

    Understanding Body Proportions

    Understanding Body Proportions This week I thought I’d talk to you about understanding body proportions. Now, I KNOW many of you reading this may roll your eyes at me – you and I both know that you don’t fit what the fashion and sewing pattern industry label as ‘normal’ – that is the number one […]

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  • 9 Benefits of Sewing - The Creative Curator

    The Benefits of Sewing: 9 Reasons Why Sewing Is Good For You!

    As well as the podcast above for you to listen to, I thought it might be fun to write a brief post about the benefits of sewing your own clothes versus buying clothes from stores, for those who like to read more than listen. The Benefits of Sewing Here are my benefits of sewing… What are […]

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  • Knitting And Stitching Show - The Creative Curator

    Knitting And Stitching Show: Spring 2017

    On Friday I took advantage of a friend’s generosity… Nicole, a beautiful girl who teaches screen printing, offered me a ticket to the Knitting and Stitching show at London’s Kensington Olympia. She was teaching several screen printing classes over the weekend. Having attended many a varied show held at Olympia, I gladly accepted the offer. I […]

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  • How To draft A Mandarin Collar - The Creative Curator

    How To Draft A Mandarin Collar Pattern

    This week’s post is how to draft a Mandarin collar pattern because I have been receiving many emails from my readers about collars. Drafting of collar patterns as well as the sewing construction techniques too! So, I thought this week I would start with the mandarin collar, as it is the collar used on my new […]

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  • Sewing Pattern Survey Results - The Creative Curator

    Sewing Pattern Survey: Results Are In!

    Many of you know that my background is in fashion design. I have been sewing and pattern making for years, with pattern cutting being my big passion. I have a gazillion patterns in my cupboards that I have developed over the years and I could really do with going through them all. You know, have […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 9 - Sewing the Skirt - The Creative Curator

    Day 9: Sewing The Skirt

    Sewing the skirt? Yep, we’re on the home straight my friend! 🙂 Yesterday you inserted the zipper. How was it for you? Did you get it inserted ok or was it a tad trickier than expected? My zips don’t always go in right first time, so if yours didn’t, you’re not alone! Supplies For Sewing The Skirt […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 8 - Inserting The Zipper - The Creative Curator

    Day 8: Inserting The Zipper

    Today is the day we start sewing up our Saucy Skirts… I’m really excited to see your results, so today is a big day for me! DAY 8: Inserting The Zipper If you haven’t already downloaded it, grab my 18 step sewing guide from the free resources library. (Pleas note: You do have to be a […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 7 - Cutting the Skirt - The Creative Curator

    Day 7: Cutting The Skirt

    Sooooo…. Today we are cutting the skirt. But tell me, how’re you feeling? How did yesterday go with the fit session!?! Are you excited? Daunted? Flummoxed? Did you get the pattern changes completed? If it didn’t make any sense, you know you can contact me with questions, using the contact form! If you didn’t get the […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 6 - Testing the fit - The Creative Curator

    Day 6: Test The Fit

    We are back with Day 6 of the Saucy Skirt Sewalong and today we get to… Test The Fit!!! How excited are you? DAY 6: Test The Fit Now comes the time to fit your toile / muslin so that we can make any necessary pattern adjustments before we sew the real thing! Preparing to […]

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  • How To Sew A Pin Hem - Step by Step Tutorial - The Creative Curator

    Learn How To Sew A Pin Hem

    How To Sew A Pin Hem – A Photo Tutorial! When learning how to sew your own clothes, there will come a time when you’ll need to sew a pin hem. So, in order to prepare you for such a time, today’s post is all about how to sew a pin hem! Yay! There are […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 5 - Sewing The Toile or Muslin - The Creative Curator

    Day 5: Sewing The Muslin

    Wowsers!!! We’re on to Day 5 already of the Saucy Skirt Sewalong – Sewing The Muslin! How is that even possible? I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun right?! (Well, I am even if you’re not!) 😉 If you missed Days 1 to 4, click here to work your way through them! […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 4 - Fabric Prep - The Creative Curator

    Day 4: Preparing Your Fabric

    It’s the Saucy Skirt Sewalong, and it is awesome to see you back here for Day 4: Preparing your fabric! How are you getting on with the sewalong so far? Any struggles? You can hit me up with any questions in the comments sections below each post! If you missed the first three days, pop […]

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