Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Great British Sewing Bee Episode 4


Last night's Sewing Bee was technical week and boy was it technical!!!  The challenges were really... challenging!

Alongside the 3 challenges (swimsuit, dog outfit and luxury tracksuit) we saw a new type of stretch fabric... Lycettra! Pattern matching may be an issue though...

Our highlight garments were Janet's swimsuit (we thought she deserved to win, especially with all the help and advice she gave the other contestants during this challenge), Juliet's dog outfit and Riccardo's tracksuit.
It was very sad to see Alexei leave but we felt he was ready to go as he had struggled with a few of the challenges recently.  That's not to take anything away from him as he has only been sewing for 2 years and is sewing with a disability (MS).  A true inspiration to men, people with disability, and engineers!

Our quotes of the episode - 

"There's a lot that goes into a swimsuit, especially if you are my aunt Maureen."
"It's very camel toey."
"Snipping off the threads feels a little bit like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic."

"It's going to be a bit more Primark than Couture."

Our image of the episode has to be the new star of the show, Winston! How cute is that bow tie?!
Week 5 is all about recycling and scrap busting, so if you are in the need of some inspiration for our fabulous Mystery Mix packs, this should be the episode for you!

If you've been inspired to make your own swimsuit or activewear, we have a lovely selection of fabrics and patterns HERE

If you are left wanting more after the show has ended, Angeline Murphy, former contestant on Season 4, is hosting 'The Backstitch' on Instagram Live each week straight after each episode. She catches up with other former contestants to get their views on the latest episode.
To join in on the Instagram Live series all you need to do is follow Angeline (@angelinemurphydesign) on Instagram and watch the live chat at 10pm.
Don’t worry if you cannot tune in every week, Angeline will be sharing it on her facebook page, Youtube and Instagram TV Channel.
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~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

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