Sewing Bee – Episode 7

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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!

20% off – Floral Embossed Baby Scuba Jersey 


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, dresses, leggings and tops.

15% off – Boiled Wool 

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

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.

day dress

The Avid Seamstress – The Day Dress

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We have lots more day dress patterns to choose from hereThe 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!

Happy Sewing!

Visit our website for lots more NEW fabrics and our Sewing Bee page for more information and current offers!

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2016-06-30T13:50:45+00:00 June 30th, 2016|