Great British Sewing Bee Series 2 Episode 1 – Nightgown Patterns

Did you see the first episode of the new Great British Sewing Bee series? I really enjoyed it and looking forward to seeing next weeks challenges.

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The-Great-British-Sewing-Bee-Judges Last night my Twitter feed went crazy as the first episode of series 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee hit our TV screens here in the UK. Despite achieving fairly poor ratings and reviews last year when the series premièred, the BBC have (rightly) chosen to bring the sewing contest back for a 2nd year – and 3rd year if the online call for applicants is anything to go by!

In this episode the new contestants had to make items based on thee of the most common fabrics we sewists generally have in our stashes – cotton, wool and silk. This included a sleeveless top each, the customisation of a long wool skirt and the request to create a unique silk nightgown for a real-life model (who, might I add, are not ‘model proportions’ but actual real-life women).

This episode seemed to spark a lot of interest in people…

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