Today is Tuesday which means another episode of the Great British Sewing Bee. We thought we would wet your appetite with a little information about the tie-in book The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe which will undoubtedly capture the interest of Britain’s burgeoning sewers. At R&B, to tie in with the programme we are running a competition with great prizes over on our Facebook page, the prizes are copies of both the GBSB books and a sewing box from Korbond.
At the heart of this new book is a fantastic selection of projects, with a core collection of wardrobe essentials, from a pencil skirt through an easy T-shirt top to a wrap dress so that the sewer can build up a capsule wardrobe. The tempting range of projects reflects the breadth of the TV challenges and includes menswear (such as a shirt and trousers), a selection of designs for babies and small children (such as a fur onesie, dungarees and a little dress) and with more retro and glamorous garments (such as a prom dress and a 60s-style coat). The book also includes 5 full-size pattern sheets with dress sizes ranging from 8- 18. With a bright fashion-led selection of colours and patterns, inspiring photography, and the emphasis on the creative elements of choosing fabric and trimmings and fitting garments to your own measurements for the perfect finish, this will be the essential purchase for everyone who bought the first book, and all who watch the new series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tessa Evelegh has written more than 30 books on crafts, interiors and gardens. Starting as a journalist, she has worked on top-selling magazines including Family Circle.
ABOUT THE JUDGES
Patrick Grant is the Creative Director of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and E. Tautz. Recipient of the British Fashion Council’s Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2010, he is renowned for his passion for clothing, craftsmanship and classic British brands.
May Martin is a highly experienced seamstress who has been teaching sewing for over 40 years. She currently tutors at Denman College, the flagship education centre of The Women’s Institute.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe
PUBLISHED BY QUADRILLE £25