• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Sew A Machine Button Hole

    Button Holes – Using A Machine Have you wondered how to sew a machine button hole? I wrote a post a few months back about buttons and button holes, but I completely skipped the part about SHOWING you how to make the button hole on your machine. So today, a quick video tutorial on how […]

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  • 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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  • Day 2: Make a Skirt Pattern (Saucy Skirt Sewalong)

    Happy Saturday! We’re back for Day 2 of our Saucy Skirt Sewalong and we shall now make a skirt pattern! Have you gotten your supplies together? Are you ready for the second day ?? (If you missed Day 1 – check it out here first!) I’m excited that you’re here with me, inspired to learn this […]

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  • Full Circle Skirt: Make a Circle Skirt Pattern!

      The Full Circle Skirt. We love them right? That fab swooshy noise from the fabric swishing around our legs. Circle skirts are great either long or short, and can be high waisted to define our waist, or sit lower down, resting on our hips. Circle skirts of all kinds work in so many different fabrics […]

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  • 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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  • How To Use A Sewing Machine For Beginners

    How To Use A Sewing Machine For Beginners So, I know a good fair few of the regular readers here at The Creative Curator are proper into their sewing. They know what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. Their main concerns are fit issues and creative pattern making. And I am all over that! […]

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