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Great British Sewing Bee | Episode 5

Well they weren’t kidding when they said it was ‘tricky fabric’ week, were they?! The five remaining contestants tackled lace, leather and neoprene, yikes! Highlights for us this week included Deborah’s gorgeous teal lace pencil skirt but she wasn’t the winner of that particular challenge – Matt took the top spot and won praise for […]

Great British Sewing Bee | Free Corset Pattern

So we’re in week 4 and it’s Structure Week! The judges want to see how the contestants tackle the challenge of creating garments which require structural techniques including boning and pleating. Tough! First up it was corsets.  The plucky sewers gave it their best shot and May and Patrick were seriously impressed with their efforts. Deborah […]

Great British Sewing Bee | Episode 3

We are now in week 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee and the competition is getting tough! This week the theme was the 1950s and the contestants had to sew a ‘Walkaway’ dress, transform some curtains into something gorgeous and sew a blouse with sheer fabric – a challenge for even the most experienced […]

Great British Sewing Bee | Episode 2

So, after episode 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee, Annie and Alex have gone and we are down to eight contestants. Don’t know about you but we thought waistcoats on Week 2 was a bit much! However, Neil, Lorna and Ryan excelled at the waistcoat challenge – Ryan is surely set for Saville Row? […]

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 Great British Sewing Bee’s Back!

We love dressmaking, as you know, so imagine how excited we are now that our favourite show – the Great British Sewing Bee – is back on our screens tonight, squeee! The Great British Sewing Bee returns for a six-part series and ten of the country’s best home sewers face three challenges each week to […]

The Great British Sewing Bee | Series Two Final

For the grand final of The Great British Sewing Bee this year, the sewers certainly didn’t have it easy! They all wanted to prove that they were the best as they took on three challenges to create beautiful couture garments. WARNING: This blog contains spoilers, so make sure you don’t read on until after you’ve […]