Wow, what a result! The final of the Great British Sewing Bee’s fourth season saw Matt crowned as the sewing super star!
It was a very exciting final because up until the last minute it could have been anyone’s. Neil took the first round with his Japanese asymmetric top. While Matt struggled with his fabric choices and Lorna struggled with the lack of instructions, he cracked on to produce a really successful top. You can find our pattern for a similar top here.
The next challenge was a complete Lorna victory. The contestants were given a classic pleated column dress and were told to completely restructure it. Lorna added strips of boning to the bottom of the dress, shortened the length and added a ruched high neck detail to stunning effect. Patrick was particularly impressed calling it “beautiful” and “elegant”.
It was at this point that the two leaders struggled. Lorna got distracted by acres of pink tulle and fairy lights! While Neil’s intention to combine lots of different kinds of fabrics, all of different weights, was not possible so he had to settle for using two fabrics. They both created marvelous dresses but Matt really pulled it out of the bag with his futuristic metallic grey space dress. As he said himself: “This dress rocks!”.
The Great British Sewing Bee Fashion with Fabric
The book to go with this season of the Sewing Bee is out now. It reflects the episode themes of the third series of The Great British Sewing Bee, with each chapter focusing on a type of fabric and demystifying its properties, suitability and uses as well as providing all the instructions and pattern pieces needed to make a collection of universally appealing garments from that fabric type.
With womenswear sizes ranging from 8-20 and menswear sizes ranging from S- XL, as well as the core garment instructions, this book includes all the information you need to get started with your sewing machine and understand both your equipment and the pattern pieces. Get your copy here for just £17!