• 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 Patterns: Getting Started With Making Your Own Sewing Patterns - The Creative Curator

    How To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns: Getting Started

    How To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns: Getting Started (Part 1) You’ve done it. You have decided you want to learn how to make your own sewing patterns but you’re a little lost on where and how to get started. I hear ya! This 4 part series on how to make your own sewing patterns […]

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  • 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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  • How to create a zero waste pattern - The Creative Curator

    Zero Waste Pattern: How To Create One Using Adobe Illustrator

    Zero Waste Fashion (PT4): How To Create A Zero Waste Pattern Today we are running through how I create a zero waste pattern, using Adobe Illustrator. Last week we looked at the reasons why zero waste fashion is so important to me, which was part 3 of the zero waste fashion series. The week prior […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sewing Beginners Cheatsheet - The Creative Curator

    Fashion Creation: The Ultimate Sewing Beginners Cheatsheet

    Fashion Creation – Handmade not Homemade If you are a sewing beginner looking to get started with fashion creation you have come to the right place. The Creative Curator covers EVERYTHING to do with fashion creation; Sewing, Patternmaking and (From Spring 2017) Fashion Design skills too. The emphasis here is on handmade NOT homemade! What […]

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  • Selfish Sewing - Sewing for Money - The Creative Curator

    Selfish Sewing? Why Sewing For Money Just Isn’t My Dream

    Selfish Sewing? What do you class as selfish sewing? Is it selfish sewing if I, as a fashion design and creative pattern making freelancer, do not want to sew for others? Specifically if it is paid? Quite a few months back a friend, JK, asked if I could make two chefs jackets for her. She’d need […]

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  • Two ways to sew sleeves - sewing beginners - The Creative Curator

    2 Simple Ways To Sew Stunning Sleeves

    Sleeves. I know a lot of people who are terrified of sleeves. They get such a bad rep! I’m of the mind that sleeves can be quite stunning. Sleeves can change the overall silhouette of a garment. A basic fitted dress with a simple grown on cap sleeve will look drastically different next to the […]

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  • Graduate Fashion Week - Showing a Womenswear Collection - The Creative Curator

    Graduate Fashion Week: Showing A Womenswear Fashion Collection

    Graduate Fashion Week The dream us students have when we’re still studying for our fashion degree is to show our final collections at Graduate Fashion Week. Nobody tells you about the cost involved. Both time and monetary. When I decided to go and study fashion design as a mature student, it was to have the […]

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  • 15 Types of Clothes fastenings - The Creative Curator

    Clothes Fastenings: 15 Different Types of Fastenings for Clothes

    What are the different types of clothes fastening out there? When it comes to creating a fashion piece, we need to also consider how we will get in and out of it. If it is a shirt or a skirt, the obvious answer would be to use buttons or a zipper. Are you like me […]

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  • How To Sew Seams For Sewing Beginners - The Creative Curator

    How To Prevent Seams That Suck

    Being that seams really affect how our final garment looks, I thought it was very, very important to go over seams, being that we discussed different stitches in a previous post and it is ESSENTIAL that your seams don’t suck! Get that stitch info by clicking here! What is a seam? A seam is the line […]

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  • How To Create Your Own Fashion - The Creative Curator

    How To Create Your Own Fashion With Sensational Success: Part 3

    So, you still want to create your own fashion? You’re still excited by the thought of designing and sewing something new? You’ve thought about the color and the fabric and you’ve a couple of your hand drawn designs clutched in your excited hands? What? You missed part one? Catch it here! And you missed part two? […]

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  • How To Create Your Own Fashion - The Creative Curator

    How To Create Your Own Fashion With Sensational Success: Part 2

    Still want to create your own fashion? Did I not terrify you with the last week’s post? 😉 If you’re still excited or intrigued, and up for learning more, this week I’m going over the next stage. Create Your Own Fashion: The Next Stage So far, you’ve been inspired, completed your research, and collated it all […]

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