A Bit About Me
Hello Fashion Creatives!! Welcome to The Creative Curator.
I am Eve, and I am so chuffed that you stopped by! I really hope you love what you find! If you have any questions, drop me a message on the contact form down in the footer! I ALWAYS respond! 🙂
The lowdown on why The Creative Curator exists, in case you were wondering… I love fashion, but I really hate the waste that goes with it. I strongly believe that if we could all learn to sew and create our own fashion pieces, there’d be less reliance on fast fashion, and the planet would be safer.
I really want you to feel at home here, and settle in to learning all there is to know about creating fashion. Whether you are a sewing newbie excited to get crackin’ on your first fashion creation, or someone more intermediate / advanced looking for more techniques and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
So, Who Is The Creative Curator?
That’d be me, Eve. I love fashion. I love creating fashion even more. From Sewing and Pattern Making to Textile Design and Garment Manufacturing. Seriously, I’m obsessed!
Quite a few years back I was travelling in Russia with a friend, searching for the perfect pair of black pants. I’d looked in so many stores in London two weeks before, and it was hopeless. I had this idea in my head of what I wanted, but I couldn’t find the real deal anywhere. I’m gonna guess you’ve felt the same way more often than not?
So, I went to university to study for a BA in fashion. I figured if I couldn’t find what I wanted, I’d learn how to design and make it for myself. It’s taken quite a few years, and a LOT OF HARD WORK including multiple internships at London fashion brands (Peter Pilotto, Hardy Amies, Roland Mouret), freelance design and pattern cutting work as well as my own sustainable fashion brand too!
But I’m there… At that place where I know what I’m doin’ and know why I’m doin’ it.
Why Am I Doing It?
My ‘WHY’ is actually all about you! Helping YOU to create what you see in your head. Helping YOU to understand how you put your ideas together. Helping YOU to add the wow to your sewing so that you look and feel a gazillion bucks in whatever you make.
I don’t do traditional A-Line skirts and princess seam dresses. I don’t suggest Liberty prints or Simplicity Patterns. (Admission: I do quite like liberty prints actually, they just don’t suit me! And I do have my mum’s old Simplicity patterns kicking about somewhere…)
Most importantly of all, I don’t do boring and staid, nor dull and duller.
What I ‘DO’ do is teach you how to sew, how to pattern cut and how to modify patterns to create awesome and unique fashion pieces that you can wear. Pieces that will draw ‘Wow‘ from those who see you.
I’ll link to other sites that have great content which I think will help you. I’ll sometimes add links to items that have helped me and could help you (*these would have a disclaimer if they were in any way affiliate links). I’ll frequently update my content library with new sewing guides and free sewing patterns for subscribers to access for FREE and I’ll also have frequent posts on my blog where you can learn even more about fashion creation.
You see, I’ve yet to find a blog that teaches a variety of fashion creation skills. There are some that teach sewing. There are some that show you how to manipulate a dart. There are some that will even show you how to hack a couple of commercial patterns together to be a little bit more creative. I’m different.
Different In What Way?
I may not suit you. You may hate the way I speak, the way I write or the way I do what I do. But everyone has a ‘Why’ and as I said before, my ‘WHY’ is to give you the confidence and skills to create your own clothes – nay, your own fashion pieces – that will make you look and feel incredible.
I will give you the skills and confidence to design and make amazing fashion creations. I will show you inspiring images that will send your imagination wild and encourage you to be even more creative. I wanna teach you EVERYTHING!
You can dip in and dip out, but I’ll always be there waiting to help you on your way!
And If That Isn’t Enough? I’m always on hand to answer any questions or queries you might have. I may not know all the answers, but if I don’t, I’m sure I’ll do my darndest to get the answers for you.
So, hit me up with your thoughts in the comments sections of the posts. I love engaging with my peeps and welcome your thoughts and suggestions!
PS. I forgot to add… I don’t bog down my site with crappy ads that look bad. I plan to have this this blog pay for itself, but not by upsetting you with pop-ups and flashy whizz-bang adverts. They annoy me, they’d annoy you. So rest assured, the only whizz-bang amazing stuff you’ll see here is the content and tutorials! 😉 So, with creative hugs my friends, I send you onwards to further your fashion creation journey!