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The Great British Sewing Bee

  • 2022
  • Season 8
  • 10 episodes
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Sara Pascoe hosts as 12 talented home sewers create beautiful garments.

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Episode 9: The Great British Sewing Bee

Summary

Sara Pascoe presents the semi-final, which celebrates Japanese design and sewing. For the pattern challenge, Esme Young has collaborated with a Japanese designer to come up with a kimono-inspired dress, while the transformation task sees the sewers mending worn-out denim using Eastern techniques of embroidery and applique. The made-to-measure sees them fitting an outfit to their models which has elements of origami folds and pleats - and with the final just a week away, the stakes are higher than ever

Review

It’s remarkable how cheery the contestants are when they are given bad news, although there are tears from everyone – even the judges – this week.

Tonight’s round finds the four semi-finalists turning Japanese, with challenges including a kimono-inspired dress, transforming jeans using the traditional embroidery techniques of boro and sashiko, and made-to-measure origami dresses. They’re tricky tasks and the room reverberates to empowering mutters of “I can do this”.
An “oh” from Esme Young usually means she’s disappointed, but this time someone gets an approving “oooh” from her.

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PresenterSara Pascoe
JudgePatrick Grant
JudgeEsme Young
DirectorDamian Eggs
Executive producerSusanne Rock
Executive producerRichard McKerrow
Series producerCatherine Lewendon

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