Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Great British Sewing Bee: Addicted

That does it. I'm hooked on the Great British Sewing Bee.

Before you say it, this isn't Project Runway. Project Runway is about design; this is about actual, in-real-life sewing. There are little how-tos in each episode, like how to sew curtains and pillows. There are neat diagrams and illustrations to teach you about French seams and other techniques as the sewers work their way through challenges. There's even history lessons about fashion!

And my goodness, everyone is so nice. It's almost unreal. You won't find any of the cattiness of Project Runway, and in between challenges, they all go to the local café and drink tea. Tea! I even spotted some of them drinking tea right by their sewing machines. Oh, how I love the British.

I was also thrilled to see Tilly from sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons as a contestant. It's funny how well some bloggers can translate their actual personalities onto their blog. That's certainly the case with Tilly. She's just as sweet and cute on the show as she is on her blog.

Watching the show really inspired me to get in my craft room and pick up a dress I've neglected for a few weeks. Watch Episode 1 on YouTube and just try to stop yourself from watching the other three. Do it!

And if you have watched the show, who was your favorite?


  1. I loved the show. I found it really hard to pick a favourite, it kept changing all the time.

    By the way, they have just announced there will be a second series next year and it will be 6 episodes this time!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I was charmed by the show and I am so glad you turned me on to it. It really inspired me!

    1. I'm so happy you liked it! See Helen's comment above. There's another season coming, and I can't wait!

  3. I am ashamed i've not heard about this AT ALL! I follow Tilly's blog, but as you know I've been offline for the longest time. Time to get back in the loop!


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