The scatty sewer

A scatty sewers journey through the world of sewing

The Great British Sewing Bee is Back

I was so exited to see the contestants on the sewing bee this year and what the first challenge would be. Last night I sat with the cat curled up on my lap and was glued ( I know I wasn’t the only one) it was fantastic.

The first Chevron task was just a test to see if you had the basic cutting out and sewing skill, I would have probably done quite badly on this as my cutting skills are a bit ‘that’ll do’ but this was a precise cutting task. The sewing up was simple but I was shocked that some sewers had never used Bias binding or finished off a garment with it! That’s like sewing 101 surely??

The second task was great, the maternity top into a suitable item. I would never of made a skirt or top, the easiest thing to do was to keep it as a dress and adapt it with darts gathering/pleats and trim. I would have draped it on the dummy and created something unique instead of making a boring skirt, why would they think that was acceptable??

Third task the skirt task was fantastic, I loved the skirt that won and the skirt with boning brilliant, and that little gadget to make the pleats😯 fantastic, I will be making myself one of those. To be fair I was impressed with all the skirts and the effort put in, it’s tough to make something under a time constraint like that.

In the end I think the right person went although I would have liked to have seen more from him, but someone has to be first out I suppose 😞

Can’t wait for episode two now

Happy scatty sewing everyone

#GBSB

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