I’m so happy, the Great British Sewing Bee has returned! It was the first episode today (9pm, BBC2. On iPlayer if you missed it!) and it is still fantastic. Joe Lycett is a great replacement for Claudia Winkleman and the contestants are amazing sewists. Tuesday’s are now my favourite day.
In the first episode one of the challenges was to make a new garment out of old denim garments. Coincidentally, I’d tried to to that at the weekend, but without quite the same level of success..! Here’s what happened:
I had four pairs of jeans going spare (minus the parts I’d already used for my laptop sleeve). I decided to try to make some baby dungarees for my niece. I had the pattern from the sewing bee “Sew Your Own Wardrobe” book. The pattern is also free online here:
Once I’d cut up the jeans, I realised I’d need to do a bit of patchwork to get enough material, so I decided to sew lots stripes together using flat fell seams. It took me AGES, but this is what I ended up with:
Sadly, much as I liked the result, I decided it was far too bulky to make into baby dungarees. So I need to decide what to do with the denim… ideas welcome! I still plan to make the dungarees, but I will have to find some other fabric.
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