Did you watch the sewing Bee last night? Wasn’t it great? I think it just keeps on getting better each year. Who is your top tip to win? I think Lorna or Neil, how fantastic to have some more men this year.
The first challenge was to make simple cotton trousers, for some reason this seemed to baffle even some of the more experienced sewers with trousers fronts being sewn to backs and zips on inside out. I’m guessing it was just the nerves, time frame and Claudia doing her brilliant shouty thing that got the better of them.
My favourites were: Paul’s, for fabric choice the marble effect was really on trend though he lost points for wobbly top stitching. Amanda’s were pretty stunning as well though she did show off a bit doing French seams which may have cost her time. Neil had army efficiency to his trousers, finished to top standards! But I think Lorna’s were my favourite, that fabric choice was inspired I was already away with May sipping that Pina Colada!
If you want to have a go at making some cotton trousers like the ones on the show here are the best patterns and fabrics.
Happy sewing xxx