Monday, 22 April 2013

Why You Should Be Watching The Great British Sewing Bee

I think I am actually in love with The Great British Sewing Bee currently airing on BBC. Here are my top five (of a billion gazillion) reasons why YOU should be watching.... 

1) The camaraderie of the contestants is heart-warming. 
They're all such a mixed bag but somehow all so likable. There's none of the sniping you get with The Apprentice (though plenty of snipping - hoho!). A perfect example of how ambition doesn't need to be undercut with rudeness. Ever.

2) The skills on show will get you whipping out your sewing machine. 
The sewers get a very limited time frame to fulfil the tasks so, as viewers, there's no waiting around, twiddling our thumbs. The action is fast-paced and tense....but soooooo inspirational. Yep, I've hauled out my sewing machine more times in the last month than in the last year. My head is positively abuzz with ideas.

3)The set is heavenly. 
Oh, the set is just bee-autiful {geddit?!}. The show is shot in a converted house in the City of London and has been styled to perfection along an industrial-country vein. Low-hanging metal lights. The muted colours of the Modern Country Style cupboards. Lots of white. Every angle of the camera picks up new delicious details.

4)The judges are lovely.
May and Patrick absolutely know their crafts. Whether its how thick a French seam should be or how the weight of a fabric will affect the final look of piece, their comments give you a whole new perspective on clothes-design.

5) The final is TOMORROW!!!

Truly, what's not to like?

Image 3 via Tilly And The Buttons, all others via BBC

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Ann said...

Sounds interesting.
I hope it gets to be shown in our country too.

Sandy said...

I just checked BBCA and it's not here... would like to watch..
oh well, have fun!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

We do not get this in the states...perhaps it can be streamed on line?

Looks great, Elizabeth

The Cloth Shed said...

I am watching too Sarah and you have summed up the show completely. No nastiness amongst the contestants either.
The sewing machine is on stand by....
Julie x

Lx @ Twelve said...

Thouroughly enjoying this programme the sewers have been fab, & the oh-so delightful Patrick is a gem!


Travel With Lulu said...

Thanks to you, just watched the 3rd and 4th episode on my iPlayer. Such a great show!!! This idea would be such a hit in the US!


Christy and I watched this as one of our - keep our sanity during wedding planning evenings.

I loved it. And the adorable girls that I wanted to win ... won.

Will there be more? Please say yes.


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