Episode one - The sewers follow a pattern for a woman's top made up of four pieces. However, it is deceptively difficult, demanding accurate pattern matching skills, a steady hand for cutting and precision sewing.
Next, the judges want their personal style and imagination to come to the fore by transforming a maternity dress in just 90 minutes. Finally, they take on the Made to Measure challenge, fitting a skirt to a real model.
Sewing tips for selvedge, bias and grain.
How to make a chevron bias top.
How to sew with sheer fabrics like Jamie.
How to sew bias binding.
A great guide to cutting and sewing with stripes
Take a look at our pattern cutting classes
Fabric Focus on viscose.
How to sew darts.
How to sew invisible zips.
Dressmaking and how to ensure the perfect fit
Your guide to sewing sewing perfect hems perfect hems
Learn how to sew the perfect waistline and achieve perfect waistline alignment
How to insert the perfect zipper
Piping Code (for Angelina's Skirt),
Liberty Mayfair Silk (Duncan),
Rotary Cutters, Mats & Rulers,
Sewing Bee Essentials
Find out what is happening next week and meet the contestants here