• Learn Pattern Making Skills - Creative Cutting Class - The Creative Curator - Fashion Creation Skills

    Creative Cutting Class

    Last week, I launched a new area of The Creative Curator. It’s called Creative Cutting Class. So far, Creative Cutting Class is in ‘pre-launch mode. This means that although I am signing up new members each day, at special ‘founding member’ pricing – and these members had access from July 24th – the areas within […]

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  • Want to earn money from your blog or website? Click to read my review of Blog To Biz Hive from Melyssa Griffin

    Blog To Biz Hive – Online Course From Melyssa Griffin

    I thought I’d take a moment to talk about an online course called *Blog to Biz Hive. I’ve been asked many times about how I got my shizzle together to create an online business, having had no CLEAR idea about how the online world worked. I mean, my sustainable fashion brand GWEN&SYD got minimal traffic […]

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  • Zero-waste Fashion - Why is zero-waste fashion so important? - The Creative Curator

    Zero-waste Fashion: Why It Is So Important

    Zero-Waste fashion This week I really want to chat about zero-waste fashion. Not because it is becoming trendy, or the hip thing to talk about, but because I really want to help raise awareness about what zero-waste fashion really is, and why it is so important that the world as a whole understands why it […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Offset Warehouse interview - Diary Of A Fashion Show - The Creative Curator

    Offset Warehouse Interview

    Back in October 2015, I showed a sustainable fashion collection from my brand GWEN&SYD at Brighton Fashion Week. The event was one of the few in the UK to highlight sustainability in fashion, with the three day event shining the spotlight on the many ways sustainability could be a bigger part of the fashion industry. […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 3 - Fabric Choice - The Creative Curator

    Day 3: Fabric Choice for Saucy Skirt

    Wowsers!!! Are you feeling the excitement yet of creating your very own Saucy Skirt? I know I am! I’ve made this skirt quite a few times – and it ALWAYS looks different, depending on my fabric choice and how I modify the pattern. This time I am making it in a charcoal sandwashed silk, which I’m up-cycling […]

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong: Day 1 - The Creative Curator

    Saucy Skirt Sewalong

    The Saucy Skirt Sewalong is the first skirt Sewalong from The Creative Curator – and it’s a skirt sewalong with a difference! 😉 You see, in this skirt sewalong, you will be creating your own skirt pattern! *SAY WHAT???* Yep… Instead of having you buy the pattern, I’m going to teach you how to create it […]

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  • Sewing & Pattern Making - The Creative Curator

    Sewing and Patternmaking: The Next Three Months

    As part of my future plans for The Creative Curator, I will be switching focus between sewing and patternmaking over alternate weeks for the next three months. This is so that my sewing beginners will continue to feel like they have somewhere to learn the sewing basics when embarking on making their own fashion clothes, […]

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  • Weaving Inspiration for Fashion Creations - The Creative Curator

    Weaving Inspiration For Your Fashion Creations

    I thought I’d write a little about weaving inspiration. You see, when it comes to creating our own fashion, we can take many different roads as a starting point. Create something that is a very simple design and use a very simple fabric. Great option for those who are sewing beginners and unsure of how […]

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  • Why I teach fashion creation skills - learn sewing, pattern making and fashion design skills - The Creative Curator

    Why I Teach Fashion Creation Skills

    Fashion Creation Skills – Do They Matter? Life is scary. One day we can be going about out lives, business as usual, the next it’s completely different. It happens around us, every day, and around the world too. People have life changing accidents. Others are caught up in war. And some of us just get […]

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