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Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 6 - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Redo, Repeat

May 22 2021 6 Comments Tags: Great British Sewing Bee, Great British Sewing Bee 2021

This week on the Bee threatened to be just one long Transformation Challenge, however it wasn't that bad after all!

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Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5 Recap - The Great Annual Childrenswear Snoozefest

May 14 2021 6 Comments Tags: Great British Sewing Bee, Great British Sewing Bee 2021

Well, here we are. It had to come sooner or later, so let's try and make a silk purse from a sow's ear and cobble together a half-entertaining review for my worst annual Sewing Bee week, shall we? Bloomin' childrenswear. 😴 I've been trying to think why I have zero interest in this subject. I don't even think not having any kids has anything to do with it. There are loads of kids I could have made clothes for over the years, but I just haven't had much inclination to. However, looking through some old family snaps this week, I reckon...

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Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4 Recap: International Week

May 07 2021 5 Comments Tags: GBSB, Great British Sewing Bee, Great British Sewing Bee 2021

So, it was International Week on The Bee this week and I think it's only fair we start off with some general observations...! 1. This was the week when Raph started to morph into Patrick. What's with the 'tache, Raph?! Get your own chuffing look and leave our Patrick alone! 2. With every week that passes, Damian (or Damo as I now choose to refer to him as I would like him to be my friend) becomes more and more like Paddy McGuinness. One week, he will actually come out with the phrase "Let the needle see the thread", I'm convinced of...

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Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3: Blokes' Classics (or the one when Farie finished a garment!)

May 01 2021 10 Comments Tags: Great British Sewing Bee, Menswear

I must say, I wasn't looking forward to this one. I have very little interest in making menswear, mainly due to the fact that whenever I've suggested making something for The Husband, he pulls the most horrendous face whilst stating he "doesn't want anything homemade", as if I'm going to fashion him a shirt out of a potato sack or something. Charming. However, Patrick and Esme et al lured me in from the start with the gratuitous photo of Tommy Shelby in "Peaky Blinders", modelling the Baker Boy cap they had to make in the Pattern Challenge. 😍😍 From then...

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Great British Sewing Bee 2021: Episode 2 - Summer Week!

Apr 23 2021 8 Comments Tags: Great British Sewing Bee

Before you read on, I must point out that The Husband received his COVID vaccination on Wednesday morning and not being one to suffer in silence, decided to inform me that he was feeling a bit dodgy 15 minutes from the end of the episode. He informed me A LOT. And loudly. To the point where I had to tell him to "pack it in, I have to see these dresses". A nurse, I am not. Therefore, I wasn't paying as much attention to the last part of the episode as I should have done. but I tried my best! Anyway,...

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Great British Sewing Bee 2021: Episode 1 Musings!

Apr 20 2021 6 Comments Tags: Great British Sewing Bee

Well, what a lovely bunch of contestants we have this year! Definitely a lot of characters and it's nice to see a few are part of the "Up North Massive"!! 😂 Just so you know, I'm a bit rubbish with names and I never learn them all until about half way through a series, so please bear with me with this! Despite being mildly infuriated/jealous that Raph only started sewing during the first lockdown and seems to have quickly overtaken my 30 year abilities, he is currently my fave. The mustard Broderie Anglais dress he made in the Made to...

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