Image source: The Mirror
The BBC is airing The Great British Sewing Bee on a Monday night, much likely due to the success of The Great British Bake Off. Wouldn't the WI be proud?
Like any other competition format, the contestants are set a series of challenges, judged and eliminated with the final contestant adorned the winner. Challenges have included (up to episode 2, sorry I need to catch up on the current episode 3):
- Sew an A-line skirt
- Customise a shirt
- Create (and design) a made to measure dress
- Sew a pair of mens trousers
- Customise a skirt with the addition of pockets
- Create (and design) a made to measure shirt
Image source: sewaholic
Basically, I watch this programme and almost feel like I'm at work (minus the sewing machine) and find it incredibly enjoyable. I have learnt from watching, that I truely love my job and that I miss the creative process and speed of sewing.
I would love to give sewing clothes another bash. My only hindrance being that I'll want a technical sheet for every fabric I choose! You just can't take the tech (or geek, I forget which one) out of the girl.
P.S Hopefully people will develop a new found appreciation of clothing and how it's made from this programme.