The Great British Sewing Bee | Episode 1

Poor Annie! We’ll miss her and her ‘piggy pin cushion’! She started off well, coming fourth on the cotton trouser challenge but it went downhill from there and she ended up being the first contestant to be sent home from The Great British Sewing Bee (GBSB).

We wanted to share some of the highlights from the first episode. First up are Lorna’s fancy pants – we loved them because of the gorgeous Amy Butler fabric she used.

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Other high points were Alex’s OTT pink frou frou skirt which she refashioned from the denim shirt – love it! And don’t forget Neil’s incredible pattern matching on the dress which won him Garment of the Week – go Neil! We’ve picked a selection of our favourite dress patterns for you here, including this spotty number.spotty_dress

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Let us know your best bits and whether you agree with the judges’ decisions. Don’t forget to enter our ‘Overlord’ competition – see below for details.

f you’d like to start dressmaking, you’ll find a huge selection of patterns available from BurdaStyleUK. And if you’ve been inspired by anything from The Great British Sewing Bee, please share it with us on Facebook and Twitter!

NOTE: The images in this blog are not suitable for third party use. Images taken from The Great British Sewing Bee Episode One, shown on 5th February at 8pm, BBC Two.

Overlocker Competition (Burda)

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