• 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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  • 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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  • 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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