My SKY box is set to record BBC 2 at 9pm tonight(16th May,2016)..haaaaahaaa because it is time for the long awaited sewing programme; The great British Sewing Bee series 4.
Newsletter from sewist, sewing patterns manufacturers and sewing machine dealers have been popping in my Email to celebrate this delightful and creative competition.
- online on BBC.co.uk ,
- Freeview 2
- Sky 102 and 141
The first episode in series 4 is Basic Construction: Amateur sewers test their sewing and dressmaking skills. Ten new home sewers must follow a deceptively difficult pattern for a woman’s top made up of four pieces.
Claudia Winkleman hosts a new eight-part series of The Great British Sewing Bee.
Under the scrutiny of Savile Row’s Patrick Grant and Central St Martin’s Esme Young, ten fresh-faced home sewers face three challenges designed to test their skill and understanding of basic garment construction. First, 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.
Who can keep their cool to produce a flattering waistline and perfectly level hem, and who will falter and be the first to leave the sewing room?
Culled from: BBC