Great British Sewing Bee -Week 7
Puzzling Patterns and Pattern Cutting
This week we watched the penultimate episode, the challenges got harder and the contestants struggled to tackle their complicated Japanese skirt pattern. The asymmetric skirt was like no other pattern we’ve seen so far on the Sewing Bee. The contestants used a fabric that wouldn’t fray because of the seam running halfway through the skirt, Joyce used a scuba and Jade used a boiled wool. If you would like to make a tricky asymmetric skirts in Scuba Jersey or Boiled Wool like this weeks contestants….or if you just like the fabric and would like to try a rather less complicated pattern then we have some great offers for you!
Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Print- navy
Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Print- rose
Our Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Jerseys
are the ultra fashionable dressmaking fabric is soft and light, has a slight stretch and is easy to sew. It is much more pliable than most fashion scuba jerseys, it has some structure but is a lot thinner than most Scuba, it isn’t spongy like most scuba and it has great drape with the ability to hold a little shape. Our scuba jersey is perfect for sewing skirts
Karen has made the Named – Shadi skirt
from our Boiled Wool. The great thing about both Scuba Jersey and Boiled Wool is that they don’t fray so you can leave a raw edge.
Boiled Wool Range
There were also some beautifully made day dresses in this week’s programme. The dressmakers drafted these from a block pattern and altered the patterns dramatically to create a day dress. We have made some sewing pattern suggestion to sew up your day dress.
The Avid Seamstress – The Day Dress
We have lots more day dress patterns to choose from here
, The Mortmain
is a great day dress, or you could try the Helena Dress
. Here are some more great fabrics to go with them…
Watercolours Cotton Lawns
Provence Floral Cotton Lawn
Pima Cotton Lawn- Berries Olive
The final Sewing Bee is next Monday, visit out Facebook page to enter our competition to guess who will win!