We are less than a week away from the hotly awaited Great British Sewing Bee series 5 airing. I haven't sensed this much anticipation or excitement since surrounded by a bunch of under sevens on Christmas Eve. With a new host (Joe Lycett) and ten new contestants we are in for a real treat. Let's find out a little bit about the chosen ones and the first set of challenges they'll face...
The usual format will resume with lucky contestants facing three challenges in week one.
First of all they will be asked to create a Dior inspired wiggle dress from cotton fabric. The judges will be looking for the perfect fit. Who will make a good start with their darts? Who will keep their wits and nail that fit?
Secondly they will be asked to refashion three denim garments into one piece. Who will have the most artistic flair and the ability to see past the unloved denim cast offs they are presented with?
Finally they will be required to make a jumpsuit for a real life model. Time to focus on that crotch curve and see who is jumping for joy with garment of the week.
Don't forget we'll be sharing our thoughts on each episode together with shopping lists for all the gadgets and gizmos, patterns and fabrics we spot right here on the blog. Stay tuned!
Have fun sewing!
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