Great British Sewing Bee…week 4 Roundup: A Man’s shirt, Embellishing a handbag, Making an Evening Gown

Well, last night was the final of the Great British Sewing Bee…did you see it?

Many congratultions Ann, your amazing sewing skills served you well and you were a worthy winner

Here are some useful links to help you with the skills demonstrated in the final show…

Following a pattern: Sewing a Men’s Shirt

Craftsy have an online course for making a Tailored Shirt

Pamela Erny has a great blog that features lots and lots of tips and techniques use in constructing a man’s shirt. Check out her links on the left hand side of the page. She will help you get some really great results

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Alteration challenge: Embellishing a Handbag

The Purl Bee have a few posts on their site for a couple of basic embroidery stitches

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The Unbroken Thread is a blog written by Kathy Andrews. She has some lovely projects and demonstrates some great techniques

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Kari Morrison writes The Craftinomicon. She wrote a few tutorials on a variety of embroidery stitches. Just type Embroidery How To in her search box and it will bring up all of her tutorials, including a nice one on couching (which is the technique Ann used on her bag)

Prudent Baby has a nice and simple tutorial on how to sew sequins and has a few project ideas to whet your appetite for all things sparkly

Tailoring challenge: An Evening Gown

The key to looking fabulous in your evening wear is fit. Try out the Sew the Perfect Fit class or The Couture Dress class, both from Craftsy

As usual, further to the links above, I have saved more links on my Great British Sewing Bee pinterest board, drop by and have a look!

I hope you have loved the series like I have and have been inspired to get sewing! Will you be applying to appear on the next series?

One thought on “Great British Sewing Bee…week 4 Roundup: A Man’s shirt, Embellishing a handbag, Making an Evening Gown

  1. Truly Myrtle

    I loved the show! Wasn’t it fun 🙂
    Great links for the embellishing and perfect timing for me … I’m trying to make a fancy button …
    By the way, love the dyed elastic in your last post – I’ve made that skirt but used lycra/stretch knit for a mini yoke instead of elastic. I’d love to have a go at dyeing some though.

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