We have searched the sewing pattern database to bring you the best selection of patterns inspired by the the seventh episode of the Great British Sewing bee #gbsb. If you haven’t already seen our dedicated Sewing Bee page do take a look, we’ve got loads of exciting Sewing Bee goodness! Take a look at what everyone is saying about the show in the forum Great British Sewing bee chit-chat and specifically about this episode here
Here are some tips and tutorials from indie designers and bloggers so that you can learn the techniques used to make the patterns in the show from the semi-finals.
If you want to find out more about the fabrics and tool used in the show why not check out the Sewing Directory’s post.
Task 1 – Japanese inspired asymmetric skirt
The importance of pressing
Pressing, pressing and more pressing, tips from Megan Nielsen.
8 tricks for topstitching
Colette bring you 8 top tips for perfect topstitching.
Japanese pattern cutting
If you fancy giving Japanese pattern cutting a try, the Pattern Magic series of books by Tomoko Nakamichi are really interesting. See reviews from Rachel at House of Pinheiro and Paprika patterns. You can find out about the books from publishers Laurence King: Pattern Magic 1, Pattern Magic 2, Pattern Magic 3 and Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics.
Task 2 – Refashion a duvet cover (no fabric waste)
A guide to dress forms
Cloth Habit have a great post if you want are interested in using a dress form.
Draping on a dress form
Craftsy share 7 basic steps for draping on a dress form.
Task 3 – Pattern drafting a day dress and fitting it to a model
6 ways to finish a hem
Colette show you 6 methods for how to finish a hem.
Circle skirt app
By Hand London have created this clever circle skirt app, no more maths!
Sewing a collar
Sewaholic have posted tips about sewing a collar.
Madalynne shares a tutorial on how to draft your own bodice block/sloper.