Great British Sewing Bee - Series 3, Episode 1
Posted in Events & Social on Thursday the 5th February 2015 by Vicki Ormerod
Well what a start to the third series of the Great British Sewing Bee. I love this programme. If you are a sewer or crafter, or have any sort of enthusiasm for fabrics and fashion I don't think you can leave an episode without having a rush of creativity and inspiration that cant wait to start a new project!
I am so happy to see Deborah on this series. Deborah is a local girl originally from Blackburn who I am very happy to have met several times. She really is as lovely in real life as it came across on tonight's episode! As it mentioned on TV Deborah made her own wedding dress and it was absolutely gorgeous! Check out her blog
to see it in more detail. We were chatting about this at the time and she's partially the reason why I've decided to have a crack at making my own (watch this space for wedding-related posts coming soon!) having seen how happy having the perfect bespoke dress made her.
For the first week, there were very few 'unwearable' garments and some absolutely great pieces. The winner for the made to measure challenge stands out of course, but there are plenty of lovely trousers and dresses to choose from!
In next week’s episode we can expect to see the contestants making clothes on a miniature scale! Firstly a child’s waistcoat, then for the upcycling challenge they will have to revamp a t-shirt and a hand me down dress. For the made to measure challenge they will be asked to make a child’s fancy dress costume - cant wait to see that one especially!
I have put together a list here showing some of the products used in the show that we stock here at Minerva;
First, if you are looking for trouser sewing patterns
we have an amazing selection to choose from! (All the McCalls range of patterns are currently on offer at 50% off too!)
(including 9" ones) as used in the trouser pattern challenge.
We have a huge range of bias bindings
, like those used around the top of the waist in the trouser challenge.
Annie’s Summer dress sewing pattern was Vogue 8470
I especially loved the poppy fabric (sadly now out of stock but we have lots of floral Cotton Fabric
!) used on the show and we have one very similar.
I also thought I would show you these great wrist pin cushions
you might have noticed being used!
I hope you find that list useful, let me know if I have forgotton anything!
So what did you think of tonight's episode? What was your favourite garment overall, and so you think there is a clear winner or is it too early to tell?