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How To Choose The Best Dress Form For Your Needs

If you make your own clothes, a dress form will be handy for fitting garments as you make them and for draping and developing patterns. Choosing the best dress form for your needs is where it gets tricky. They can be expensive clothes hanging devices if you choose the wrong dress form for your needs …

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My Sewing, Pattern Making & Fashion Design Patreon: Will You Be Joining Me?

It’s a funny thing, but over the past years since launching The Creative Curator (all the way back in 2016!) I’ve been asked many times if I have a Patreon. This is mostly by readers who wanted to support me for the content I’ve provided here on my website for free, but also for those …

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A Guide to the Many Different Types of Clothes

With fashion being a trillion dollar industry, it’s no real surprise that there are many different types of clothing manufactured within it. And with this comes the many variations, each designed to suit a variety of body types and fashion styles, so it’s no wonder that we as individuals find it hard to narrow down …

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Welt Pockets Revealed (And Why You Need To Sew Them)

I mentioned in my tutorial on sewing a welt pocket that there is confusion over what a welt pocket is, so this short guide is more of an explainer to help you differentiate between the different types of welt pockets that you can use in your various sewing and tailoring projects. What Is A Welt …

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Sewing Patterns: Paper vs PDF vs Projector Patterns

Sewing patterns are now available from big pattern companies and independent pattern designers. They can be in paper format, or sold as PDF files for you to print at home. And the newest of all is the sewing pattern projector file, created so that there is no need to print, cut and stick. With all …

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Unleash the Magic of Topstitching in Your Sewing Projects: My 7 Step Process!!

I love topstitching! Not only is it a great way to add some decorative stitching to your seams, but it can also be used as a way to strengthen or reinforce seams too! It’s often used as a way to add detailed or decorative stitching that is visible rather than hidden as part of a …

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Polyester Vs Cotton: The Fiber Showdown!

I’ve covered many different fabric types here on my site, but the two most commonly known fabrics used in garment sewing are cotton and polyester. But what are they both and how do they compare when it comes to using these fibers as fabrics? Let’s take a closer look at polyester vs cotton and how …

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Different Types of Waistbands on Clothes

Part of making clothing is ensuring that garments we sew are finished beautifully, so that they can stand the test of time, and this often involves the addition of some type of waistband. We use waistbands primarily on skirts and pants, but as well as helping us to finish the top of those garments nicely, …

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Underwear Sewing Patterns: Make Your Own Comfy Undies!

I am someone who loves to design and sew my own clothing, and this has recently expanded to sewing my own underwear. This is of course helped by the large number of underwear sewing patterns available to us, whether paid or free. But not all underwear patterns are equal, and the one you choose needs …

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Faux Leather: How Is It Better Than Real Leather?

When I was studying fashion design, I used a lot of leather in my work. Partly because my tutors approved of its use – it is often seen as ‘luxury’ due to its price – and partly because I enjoyed working with materials that were not just woven or knitted cotton fabrics. For my Graduate …

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