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The Great British Sewing Bee

  • Season 7
  • 10 episodes
  • Entertainment
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Joe Lycett hosts as 12 talented home sewers create beautiful garments.

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Episode 2: The Great British Sewing Bee

Summary

It's summer week in the sewing room as the contestants are challenged to create three garments too look and feel good in the heat. They begin by following the pattern for a pair of paperbag shorts, before transforming second-hand men's swimming gear into a women's cocktail outfit. The made-to-measure challenge sees them taking on button-down sundresses, and eagle-eyed judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young will be looking for perfectly aligned buttonholes and secure fastenings. Who will miss the mark and be second to leave? Joe Lycett has the answer.
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Review

It’s summer week, so the heat is on. Okay, I admit I stole that line from Joe Lycett who chucks sunny gags around as if they were sprinkles on an ice-cream cone. The first task for the remaining 11 sewists is to make paper bag shorts. Those of us who are not natural stitchers might assume that’s the sort of mad concept that they’re faced with in the transformation challenge. But we’d be wrong — apparently, it’s a real garment. The transformation challenge involves making a woman’s summer outfit from garish men’s board shorts. “Wowser!” says Patrick Grant, when he sees them. You may say something less charitable. 

We’re gradually getting to know the contestants now and while most of their interests come as no surprise — gardening, piano playing, baking — one middle-aged woman reveals she loves a bit of grime music. Before you can say needle and thread, she and Joe are doing Stormzy’s Vossi Bop around the Sewing Bee workshop. And that’s got to be a first.

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PresenterJoe Lycett
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JudgePatrick Grant

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DirectorIvan Youlden
Executive producerSara Ramsden
Series producerCatherine Lewendon

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  • Episode 2

    The Great British Sewing Bee

    Summary

    It's summer week in the sewing room as the contestants are challenged to create three garments too look and feel good in the heat. They begin by following the pattern for a pair of paperbag shorts, before transforming second-hand men's swimming gear into a women's cocktail outfit. The made-to-measure challenge sees them taking on button-down sundresses, and eagle-eyed judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young will be looking for perfectly aligned buttonholes and secure fastenings. Who will miss the mark and be second to leave? Joe Lycett has the answer.
    Recommended

    Review

    It’s summer week, so the heat is on. Okay, I admit I stole that line from Joe Lycett who chucks sunny gags around as if they were sprinkles on an ice-cream cone. The first task for the remaining 11 sewists is to make paper bag shorts. Those of us who are not natural stitchers might assume that’s the sort of mad concept that they’re faced with in the transformation challenge. But we’d be wrong — apparently, it’s a real garment. The transformation challenge involves making a woman’s summer outfit from garish men’s board shorts. “Wowser!” says Patrick Grant, when he sees them. You may say something less charitable. 

    We’re gradually getting to know the contestants now and while most of their interests come as no surprise — gardening, piano playing, baking — one middle-aged woman reveals she loves a bit of grime music. Before you can say needle and thread, she and Joe are doing Stormzy’s Vossi Bop around the Sewing Bee workshop. And that’s got to be a first.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterJoe Lycett
    JudgeEsme Young
    JudgePatrick Grant

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorIvan Youlden
    Executive producerSara Ramsden
    Series producerCatherine Lewendon

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