• Fashion Design Skills - Create A Capsule Fashion Collection - The Creative Curator

    Fashion Design Skills

    I get this statement come through on emails from some of my subscribers; I want to be a fashion designer! And it got me thinking. Wouldn’t it be rather awesome to run a fashion design skills course, as an online course, that people could take alongside me? As in, while I’m working on my new […]

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  • How To Make Your Own Sewing Pattern Design - The Creative Curator

    Developing A Design: Make Your Own Sewing Pattern Design

    Make Your Own Sewing Pattern Design (Part 3) Alright then.. We have covered Getting Started in this post, and the five techniques you can use to make a sewing pattern with in this post, but today we are going to focus on developing a sewing pattern design. This is my favourite thing. I often sit […]

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  • The 5 Techniques You Can Use To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns - The Creative Curator

    5 Techniques To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns

    5 Techniques To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns (Part 2) You want to know how to make your own sewing patterns, and you’ve read part one in the series. What’s next that you need to think about? The next thing to consider is which technique you should use to make your own sewing patterns. Now, before […]

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  • Sewing Patterns For Clothes: Five Things to Know - The Creative Curator

    Sewing Patterns For Clothes: 5 Things You Need To Know

    Sewing Patterns for clothes Sewing patterns for clothes are EVERYWHERE. From the big four – Butterwick, Simplicity, Vogue and McCalls – who have frequent new sewing patterns released, to the gazillion sewing patterns for clothes available from independent (Indie) designers too. And these Indie sewing pattern designers are located all over the world! It can […]

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  • How to make a sewing pattern using a knit garment - The Creative Curator

    Creating Knit Patterns Using Knit Garments

      Creating Knit Patterns Using Knit Garments Creating knit patterns using knit garments is almost as easy as making a sewing pattern from a woven garment. If you are wanting the slightly easier method, read last week’s post where we looked at how to make a sewing pattern for yourself using an existing woven garment […]

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  • What Is Pattern Ease And How Is It Used? Click to join my Pattern Making Basics course- The Creative Curator

    Pattern Ease: What Is It And How Is It Used?

    Pattern Ease Part two of the Perfect Pattern Series is Pattern Ease… It’s a term that is thrown around quite a lot. Go to any Facebook sewing group and mention that the pattern you bought, cut out and made up fits nothing like it should, and people will shout back at you ‘because of pattern […]

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  • Pattern Making Basics - A FREE Email Course teaching pattern making basics! - The Creative Curator

    Pattern Making Basics: An Epic Email Course!

    Pattern Making Basics Who here struggles with the pattern making basics? Hands up if you have read the books, followed YouTube videos, or even just tried figuring it out on your own? And it’s a struggle right? I get so many emails from my readers who say that they really want to be able to […]

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  • How To Assess Your Body For Fit Issues - Sewing Patterns - The Creative Curator

    Fit Issues: How To Assess Your Body

    Fit Issues: Lets Assess! In this world we live in – the one made up of women and men who want to make their own clothes for various reasons – there are many struggles that are experienced. The one I am contacted about the most, usually as a reply to my welcome series of emails, […]

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  • 7 Sustainable Considerations For Creating Sustainable Fashion - The Creative Curator

    7 Considerations For Sustainable Fashion Creation

    7 Considerations For Sustainable Fashion Creation I’ve had some emails since giving a zero waste fashion lecture back in early May. It would seem that people are in general becoming more and more aware of sustainable fashion. I believe this is down in part to the reporting by the media of horrifying incidents such as Rana […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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