The Birds and the Bees

Did you watch the first episode of The Great British Sewing Bee last night? I just caught up with it on iplayer and I can’t wait til next week. It follows the rating winning format of The Great British Bake Off where you have contestants pitting their sewing skills against each other in a variety of tasks. It’s a bit like Project Catwalk/ Runway but without the glam factor or the divatude. Taking part is fellow blogger Tilly whose blog I discovered about a month ago and I’ve been using it as a resource to help teach my students to sew, as her detailed step by step photos are fantastic.

Tilly in one of her own creations

Tilly in one of her own creations

Tilly struggled a bit with some of the tasks but I hope she goes far in the competition. Shes only been sewing for two years and I am definitely impressed with her skills. Go Tilly!


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