Thursday 27 February 2014

Great British Sewing Bee, Season Two, Episode Two

So, here it is, folks, although I think it's going up on YouTube in a day or two as well. I'm using the GorillaVid link as it starts playing without download or registration.

Great British Sewing Bee, Episode Two, Season Two

During the pleated skirt challenge, I was surprised to see nobody formed the pleats first, then cut the skirt to make sure it was the right size overall. So at least two of the contestants ended up with perfect pleats but skirts too small for the mannequins.
Are we starting to root for Heather? Or Tamara?
This episode was for me, as I'm the big pyjama sewer around here, with about eight pairs to my credit using an OOP Vogue for Men. But piping? No way! And what's the result? A lot of cotton remnants going into my quilted duvet cover, which is taking foreverrrrrrrr.

I am sewing, I promise you!

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  1. I thought the exact same thing regarding making pleats then cutting.... The joy of thinking without pressure perhaps? Rachel ☺

  2. Hi, Rachel. I only learned this trick when I switched from Vogue to Burda and made a tuxedo shirt for my daughter. First we made the pleats in a rectangle of fabric, then laid out the shirt front pieces. Brilliant, simple, and yet not something I'd come across the first 30 years of sewing! arrrhhh