Sewing Bee Series 5 – Episode 1 Details
The details of episode 1 of the Sewing Bee have appeared over on the BBC 2 Great British Sewing Bee Series 5 Page!
So what’s planned for the three challenges? We don’t have any sneaky pics to share as yet – but stay tuned for more!
The Pattern Challenge
This challenge is where the sewing bees are given the same pattern, they can choose their fabric and must fit it to a mannequin. The focus fabric as always in the first episode will be cotton.
For their first pattern challenge the judges have chosen a Dior-inspired ‘wiggle dress’ designed to hug the female form. It requires precision and accurate darts, and any diversion from the instructions could result in an ill-fitting garment.
If you’re interested to know more about Wiggle Dress Patterns read our blog post here – Wiggle Dress Patterns
Alteration / Transformation Challenge
Next their design skills and sewing instincts are tested in the Transformation Challenge, when the sewers are tasked with transforming three second-hand items of denim clothing into a single, stylish new garment in just 90 minutes.
For their final challenge, the mannequins are gone and replaced with real live models who the sewers must flawlessly fit with a made-to-measure jumpsuit. Who will achieve the perfect body rise, avoiding the dreaded camel toe? Who will create clothes worthy of Garment of the Week? And who will drop a stitch at this early stage, becoming the first to leave the Great British Sewing Bee?
If you fancy trying your hand at a Jump Suit pattern in advance you could try this free Great British Sewing Bee Jumpsuit Pattern, completely free to download.
We couldn’t be more excited for the first episode – especially for a chance to check out the new sewing bees! Leave a comment and let us know what you’re looking forward to most!