It's the Final! Chinelo, Tamara & Heather will have their toughest challenges yet with three couture-themed challenges! We are looking forward to seeing how they make a man's tie, transform a wedding gown into a bridesmaid dress and then make their very own made to measure couture gown for an unexpected model.

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We have put together some information below, including Fabrics and Supplies featured in the episode (or similar) along with Tips, Techniques and other resources to get your creativity flowing.

Challenge 1 - A Man's Tie

Men's Tie

Accessorise your tie with these fabulous Handmade British Pocket Squares

For those who don't know how here is a video on how to Tie a Tie

Ties can be made with - Satin Fabrics or even Cotton Prints for the Novelty look.

Interfacing Fabrics to help keep the shape of your Tie

Tips for Sewing with Silk

Dress lining fabrics

Hand sewing : Learn how to do a Basic Hand Slip Stitch

Challenge 2 - Transform a Wedding Gown into Bridesmaid Dress

Wedding Gown

Tips & Tricks for Bias Binding

How to create a Hand Rolled Hem

Lots of bridal fabrics available Satins , Chiffons & Organzas, Lace, Clearance Dress Net Fabric , Clearance Veiling Fabric

Back to basics for Dress Linings and Tulle & Veiling

Tips for sewing with Satin and Taffeta

Trimmings galore Ribbons , Lace , Dress Trim and Flowers and Accessories

Challenge 3 - Made to Measure Couture Gown

Couture Dress

What does Couture mean?

Behind the Seams with Burda The Making of a Couture Dress

Great tips and techniques on Couture Sewing

How to do Box Pleats like Tamara

How to do a Lettuce Hem like Heather

Organza similar to Tamara’s Crystal Organza

Liquid Satin and Dress Net Tulle like Chinelo’s

Fabulous fabrics to use for these dresses include Satins , Chiffons & Organzas , Lace , Dress Linings and Tulle & Veiling

You can find here the Cationic Chiffon and Taffeta used by Heather.

NEW - Great British Sewing Bee Book : Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe

This hardback book has 224 pages full of fantastic projects wit a core collection of wardrobe essentials. These include menswear, babies and small children (onesie, dungarees and a little dress). A section on retro and glamourous with garments such as prom dresses and 60's style coats and clothing. It will have an emphasis on creative elements and choosing fabrics and trimmings to compliment garments. Click here to get your copy!

Sewing Essentials

And of course you will need all of your Sewing Essentials which are used regularly in sewing, ranging from repair patches, marking & measuring equipment, machine accessories, scissors, pins & needles and more.

Sewing Essentials

We offer a huge selection of zips including Concealed, Open End , Closed End and Chunky

We also have a great choice of Buttons and Ribbons , Interfacings , Threads , Cotton Seam & Bias Bindings and Elastics

Here is our guide to Episode 1 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 2 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 3 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 4 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 5 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 6 and in case you missed it you can catch up here

Here is our guide to Episode 7 and in case you missed it you can catch up here