The Great British Sewing Bee is back and sounds better than ever with 8 fantastic episodes scheduled! Presented by Claudia Winkleman ten of the country's best home sewers face three challenges to make or alter an item of clothing under intense time pressure. Each week their creations will then be judged by Savile Row's Patrick Grant and sewing expert May Martin until one of them is crowned Britain's best amateur sewer.
Week 1 consists of making a simple tunic out of cotton, transforming a plain high street woollen skirt in just 90 minutes and fit a model with a made to measure silk nightgown. Excited?
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 - Simple Cotton Sleeveless Top
Products seen (or similar) -
Blue Polka Fabric similar to Cliff's
Sleeveless Sewing Patterns
for the reverse
Fabric used by Cerina
We have a range of Cotton
Plain Cotton Craft
Print Cotton Craft
Challenge 2 - Transform a Plain Woollen Skirt
Checks and Tartans
similar to Julie & Heather -
We have a great range of wool & wool mix
fabrics available online along with boiled wool which available in-store.
similar to Tamara's
Challenge 3 - Made to Measure Silk Nightgown
Plain Silky Satin
as used by Julie
Fabrics available online:
Habotai Silk Ivory
& Habotai Silk Black
suitable for lingerie or lining heavier weight silk fabrics.
great for used for lining when making silk garments.
We also offer a range of Silk Dupion fabrics which can be ordered in-store from Makower & Carrington Fleet.
Tutorials & Inspiration - Super Easy Square Top
, Tunic Love
& Make a Basic Shirt
Tutorials & Inspiration - Gorgeous Burda Pattern for a Silk Nightie
, Simple pillowcase pattern to make a Little Girl's Nightgown
Bible Type Tunic
Medieval Type Tunic
One hour skirt
Sewing with Silk
Trimmings & Haberdashery
Cotton Seam & Bias Binding
Great selection of Buttons
Various types of zips Concealed
, Closed End
Posted in Great British Sewing Bee Series 2
By Lisa Reece on 17 Feb 2014 11:39:00