Great British Sewing Bee 2015 Episode 1

It’s arrived ! With much anticipation my eldest son and I sat and watched the start of 2015 Great British Sewing Bee.  An interesting mix of contestants and some great challenges is what we want to see.  Ok so it’s not exactly Guardians of the Galaxy or Transformers Revenge of the fallen action packed viewing,  two of our favourite recent movies but for a house where sewing is a common thing it is must view tv. I watched it again straight after lol.

Great mix of personalities and I love to see them all bonding over a common love of seeing both in the craft room and when you see them taking breaks. It’s a competition but you get the sense that there is a level of comradeship amongst the competitors that make it really nice viewing.
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There was much excitement when I realised that one competitor was using a fabric that I have in my stash. La paloma by Alexander Henry was one of the fabrics I bought at the NEC sewing craft exhibition summer 2014. I only bought 1.5m and seeing how fab this dress was I just had to buy some more to make myself a dress.

List of patterns on the show

The trouser pattern is apparently from the new Sewing Bee book which comes out at the end of the month but I found a BURDA pattern B7058 almost identical & have ordered it.

Amanda & Deborah looked like they were using Anna dress pattern from By Hand London & this is my fav dress of the night

Lorna’s dress looks like version A of the New Look 6723 pattern

Annie’s Summer dress pattern was Vogue 8470

Neela used  New Look pattern 6824

Paul used the Simplicity 1797 to make his dress

Matt went with the sleeveless Lekala 4263 dress pattern

Alex used a Simplicity 1960’s style Simplicity dress pattern. It had a retro look to it.

Neil made a Vogue pattern & I actually wasn’t a fan of this dress Vogue 8900

Ryan made  Burda 7556 it’s quite a nice Vintage pattern


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