I never got round to watching The Great British Bake Off which is crazy as I love baking. When I heard that the BBC were going to use a similar format for a sewing programme I knew I couldn’t miss it.
I loved last nights episode which is still available to watch on I Player. The basic format of the show is 8 contestants carrying out a series of sewing challenges. Each week contestants are eliminated. Last night there were 3 challenges, firstly to make a basic A Line skirt finished any way they wanted, customizing a cotton top and finally making a dress to fit their assigned model. I loved seeing all the different ideas they came up with and what worked and what didn’t.
It was great to see a broad range of ages and a couple of men in the mix too. I can’t wait to see the rest of the series, I felt totally inspired to get sewing and make loads more clothes for myself. At the moment my favourite contestants are Tilly because I like her vintage style sewing and Sandra because she seams really nice and I loved her A line skirt.
The next episode is on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC2.
On the subject of sewing I bought a new pattern this week which is a reworked 1952 pattern from Butterick which I am going to make in this bright floral fabric. I’ve not been well this week so I didn’t get the chance to get this made before my holiday but I will get this done when I get back. This is meant to be a really quick pattern so if I like it I’ll make a few of these.