Next Episode of The Great British Sewing Bee is
Amateur sewers take on challenges as they compete to be named Britain's best home sewer.
With Joe Lycett hosting, the six remaining home sewers head back in time to the 1980s, attempting to revive the glamorous - and sometimes ridiculous - style of the decade. This is more than a stroll down memory lane, as they tackle the decade's most tailored, fun and over the top garments.
First, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young challenge the sewers to get down to business with the trickiest pattern so far, a woman's power jacket. Creating the perfect jacket involves grappling with tailoring fabrics and taking on such daunting technical hurdles as lapel construction and inserting shoulder pads, hopefully without getting in a flap. For the transformation challenge, it's party time as the sewers let rip with their imagination, turning high-vis work clothes into party outfits.
In the made-to-measure challenge, the sewers take on their final icon of eighties fashion, the cocktail dress. Working with bold, shiny fabrics, they must create a knee-length-or-above dress that embodies the excess of the 1980s. Who will disco dance their way to garment of the week, and for whom will eighties week signal the end of an era, as they become the seventh sewer to wave goodbye to the Great British Sewing Bee?
Joe Lycett hosts the quarter final, as the five remaining sewers go global, taking on garments and techniques from around the world.
First, they must follow a pattern they have never encountered before, as judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask them to make a Filipino terno blouse. Delicate-looking but deceptively robust, this garment involves difficult-to-handle fabrics worked into distinctive, voluminous butterfly sleeves and intricate covered buttons.
Next, it's the transformation challenge, as the sewers take on Provencal table cloths from France. These colourful, strikingly patterned cloths must be transformed into a brand new outfit in just 90 minutes, making imaginative use of the distinctive, bold print.
And for the made-to-measure challenge, the sewers take on the dramatic Flamenco skirt from southern Spain. They must create a perfect figure-hugging fit combined with impactful ruffles achieved by inserting yards and yards of fabric into the skirt.
Who will win a place in the coveted semi-final?
The amateur sewer competition hosted by Joe Lycett continues. This time, the four remaining contestants take part in the semi final, creating garments inspired by silver screen. First, the semi-finalists must follow a pattern like none they have encountered before, as judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young ask them to make a dress inspired by Marilyn Monroe's in The Seven Year Itch. In the Transformation Challenge, the sewers have to make a sci-fi inspired outfit in just 90 minutes, before creating a made to measure flapper dress for the final task of the semi final.
The contest, hosted by Joe Lycett, reaches its final stage as the last three contestants take on a trio of celebration wear challenges before the winner is announced. Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young start by challenging the sewers to make a little boys kilt without a pattern. In the Transformation Challenge, they each attempt to turn party dresses into fun outfits fit to wear at a carnival, before finally creating unique gowns using luxury fabric in the Made to Measure challenge. At the end of the three challenges, one of the competitors is crowned this year's winner.
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