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Great British Sewing Bee :: Series 2, Week 6, ‘making the clothes we used to wear’

This week on the Sewing Bee was all about making the clothes we used to wear, using traditional techniques that tailors and dressmakers used to use. The contestants even had mechanical, rather than electronic sewing machines to use – how brilliant! Sewing from a Pattern:  1930s ‘Bette Davis’ blouse from a vintage pattern (4 hours) If you are considering using a…

Great British Sewing Bee – Week 3 Roundup: A girl’s dress, altering a dress, fitting a jacket

Did you watch the Great British Sewing Bee last night? I can’t believe that there are only 4 episodes in the series…just one more show to go! This week the contestants had three challenges as usual. This time around they faced sewing a girl’s dress, altering a dress and tailoring a jacket. Here are some useful links to help you…

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