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Great British Sewing Bee Series 4 - 'The Final' Evening Wear

Claudia Winkleman hosts the grand final of the Great British Sewing Bee. Having made it through seven weeks of tough sewing challenges, the three finalists fight it out for the title of Britain's best amateur sewer. But first, they must create three pieces of evening wear to impress judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young.

Across the three challenges, the judges will choose one sewer who has shown themselves to have all-round ability, attention to detail and vision for beautiful clothes. For the announcement, the other sewers return to the sewing room, joined by the finalists' friends and family to see who will be crowned the winner.

Great British Sewing Bee Series 4 - Episode 4

Challenge 1 - Pin-tucked dress shirt
First up is the pattern challenge, in which the sewers demonstrate their precision by creating an immaculate man's pin-tucked dress shirt.

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NEW Class! Essential Techniques for Shirts and Blouses - View
Class! Essential Techniques for Buttonholes & Fastenings - View
100% Plain Cotton Fabric - View
Poly Cotton Fabric - View
Linen Fabric - View

Challenge 2 - Little black dress
Next is the alteration challenge. They must use all their sewing ingenuity and imagination by taking a classic tuxedo and transform it into a little black dress.

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Class! Take You Anywhere Dress 2 Day - View
Class! Vintage Dressmaking - View
Black Polyester Fabrics - View
Black Chiffon, Organdy & Organza Fabrics - View
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Challenge 3 - Evening gowns
For the final made-to-measure challenge, the sewers make floor-length evening gowns for a model of their choice. Who has the ability to handle the most delicate, luxurious of fabrics and show off their advanced technical skills under intense pressure?

Spandex & Lycra

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Sequin & Sparkle Fabrics - View
Velvet & Velour Fabrics (Joyce) - View
Plain Satin Backed Crepe (Charlotte) - View
Satin Fabrics - View

The Great British Sewing Bee Essentials

Here at Abakhan, we've also put together our essential collection of Sewing Bee inspired goodies, so make sure you check them out here.