I'm a bit late on watching the Great British Sewing Bee, I forgot that the new series was starting and still have no clue what night it's on so I'm catching up on BBC Iplayer.
I say catching up, still haven't finished episode 2, but I have seen episode 1 and there was my beloved cotton cherry fabric in the hands of Alex in the pattern matching challenge.
|Alex- Great British Sewing Bee - BBC website|
I say my cherry fabric, it's not like I designed it, I bought it in the shop like anyone else, but this fabric caught my eye as soon as I saw it and I kinda knew what I'd do with it - I made a Summer Frock, so when I saw they were doing the same thing on Great British Sewing Bee - well I became extra interested.
See http://missjsews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/1950s-cherry-dress-ms-js-flat-pattern.html for my adventures with cherries.
It's always so funny to see someone else make a garment out of the same material you used and how their vision of what it will become is different from yours.
The challenge was pattern matching, can you imagine pattern matching under a time restriction? This is Alex's creation.
How do you pattern match a lapped zip? I dunno.
Let's call this flashback Monday, this is the frock I made.
Would this pass a Great British Sewing Bee challenge? Hell no! I sew too slow and let's not even talk about the pattern placement, but I feel great when I see it in the wardrobe, feel glamorous when I wear it and most of all, it's my pattern, drafted by me on my dining table.
Always learning and striving to do better......
When was the last time you saw your fabric made up by someone else and what did you think?
Also - Does anyone know why this series is only 6 episodes???