Reminder: The great British sewing bee is back with its fourth (4th) series on BBC2 tonight (16th May 2016) at 9pm GMT

The great british sewing bee is back

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.

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    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