• Understanding Body Proportions

    March 21, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • The Benefits of Sewing: 9 Reasons Why Sewing Is Good For You!

    March 6, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • Knitting And Stitching Show: Spring 2017

    March 4, 2017 Eve Tokens

    On Friday I took advantage of a friend’s generosity… Nicole, a beautiful girl who teaches screen printing, offered me a ticket to the Knitting and Stitching show at London’s Kensington Olympia. She was teaching several screen printing classes over the weekend. Having attended many a varied show held at Olympia, I gladly accepted the offer. I…

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  • Sewing Pattern Survey: Results Are In!

    February 15, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • Day 9: Sewing The Skirt

    February 12, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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 6: Test The Fit

    February 4, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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

    February 2, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • How To Sew A Machine Button Hole

    January 25, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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

    January 22, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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)

    January 21, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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!

    January 18, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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 too,…

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  • Saucy Skirt Sewalong

    January 15, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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 and Patternmaking: The Next Three Months

    January 10, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • How To Use A Sewing Machine For Beginners

    January 4, 2017 Eve Tokens

    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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  • Why I Teach Fashion Creation Skills

    December 21, 2016 Eve Tokens

    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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