I don’t know about you, but I have been well and truly transfixed by this year’s Great British Sewing Bee. The standard of sewing has been impeccably high, making my own sewing skills look non-existent! I have no idea who’s going to win, as they’ve all made some amazing things.

Great British Sewing Bee

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For me, the show highlights how difficult and time consuming it is to make clothes, the skill involved and the fact that clothes shouldn’t be cheap and disposable. The amount of time, care and attention that goes into everything they make is inspirational – it makes me want to be a better sewer, though I have a feeling I’m a lost cause! One of my favourite things they do is the alteration challenge. I would love to be able to buy some clothes from a charity shop and alter them to fit me properly or make something completely different. Who knows, I might just have to give my old sewing machine another try to see if we get on this time!

2 comments on “The Great British Sewing Bee”

  1. I didn’t mean to start watching this programme initially, but it seemed to be ‘the only thing on’ at that time, when I’m generally checking my emails on the laptop in front of the TV. It wasn’t long before I became more interested in the programme than my emails! Just imagine……clothes of a design and style of your choice, that actually fit you, regardless of time of year or the current fashion trends! I think a sewing machine will be the next purchase in this household!

    I think overall i would have gone for Lorna’s clothes to wear personally, not sure about Matt’s avant garde winning dress!

    (ps – my friend Matt Dowse is Patrick Grant’s doppelganger!)

    • I know! I love the idea of making/altering my clothes so that they suit me and my style, rather than waiting for the high street to catch up! I agree with you about Matt’s dress 😉

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