GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE 2024 – SEWING PATTERNS S10 EP 7

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GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE 2024 – SEWING PATTERNS S10 EP 7
Rachel Walker

 It's the seventh episode of series 10!

In the seventh episode of The Great British Sewing Bee series 10 and it's lingerie week. Six remaining contestants are challenged with making a pyjama blouse, upcycling shapewear and lace into a new outfit and the made-to-measure project was to make a bustier dress for a model. For episode seven we have put our detective hats on to discover the sewing patterns from independent designers and commercial pattern houses used in Sewing Bee TV show. The patterns below are all matches or inspired by the designs used in the seventh episode of the Great British Sewing bee series 10. If you haven’t already seen our ultimate guide to the Sewing Bee  do take a look.

The theme this week was lingerie. All six contestants had to make three garments. The challenges included making a pyjama blouse, upcycling shapewear and lace into a new garment and the made-to-measure project was to make a bustier dress for a model. Take a look at our sewing pattern suggestions below, we've tried to find the exact patterns used but where we haven't been able to  we have plenty of suggestions so that you can recreate these looks at home for your handmade wardrobe.

If you want to chat about the episode and the challenges then do join us each week in our Facebook group event.

 


Pattern Challenge 1: Pyjama blouse

The first challenge of the seventh episode was to make a pyjama blouse. The front and back are sewn together along the side and shoulder seams. The collar has piping sewn to the edge before it is sandwiched with another layer and then stitched around the neckline. Piping is also added around the wrists before the cuffs are added. The blouse is hemmed and five buttons and buttonholes are added before it is pressed. Why not try this sewing pattern to recreate this look at home?

 

Closet Core Patterns - Carolyn Pajamas

Designed for chic lounging, the Carolyn Pajamas are thoughtfully tailored and supremely comfortable. The top features a classic notched collar, curved hem, breast pocket and three sleeve options. For a matching set, choose between a straight legged pant (with or without cuff) or a cuffed short. Both the pants and shorts feature an elasticised waist, pockets and a faux fly. Personalise Carolyn by adding contrasting piping details for an elegant finish.

Sizing: 0 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements. Available in the online shop: Yes, paper.

 


Transformation Challenge 2: Upcycling shapewear and lace

In the upcycling challenge contestants had to upcycle shapewear and lace into a completely new garment. Specific patterns weren't used for these tasks as contestants had to create a garment from existing materials in a fixed time so it's a bit tricky for us to make sewing pattern suggestions based on these design ideas.

 


Made-To-Measure Challenge 3: Bustier dresses

In the last challenge of the seventh episode, all the contestants had to sew a made-to-measure bustier dress to fit a model. Here are our pattern picks for the contestants and where sewing patterns have been self drafted or hacked we have suggested an alternative.

 

 

Marcus's rockstar skater chick dress

Features: tartan skirt, piping and hook and eyes.

Pattern: Simplicity S9974.

Available in the online shop: Unfortunately not.

 

Alex's inside out dress

Features: scalloped boning, mesh and polka dot jacquard.

Pattern: Rose Cafe bustier dress.

Available in the online shop: Unfortunately not.

 


 Suzy's colourful jigsaw dress

Features: underwire, alternating colours and ruffle.

Pattern: Rose Cafe bustier dress.

Available in the online shop: Unfortunately not.

 

Ailsa's unconventional dress

Features: Bustier top with straps and hook and eyes with seersucker skirt frill.

Top pattern: Vikisews Hayet Corset Top.

Available in the online shop: Unfortunately not.

Frill pattern: Trend Patterns TPC7 Pleated Shoulder Dress. This design was inspired by the big, voluminous sleeves seen on the catwalks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. You can also follow cut lines on the pattern to make a skirt or a top version. There is a waistband pattern provided (you will need elastic for this). The top is a shorter version of the dress with a double turn on the hem.

Sizing: UK 6 - 22. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements. Available in the online shop: Yes, PDF or PDF + printed copy shop.

 

Luke's pageant gown

Features: pleated cups, mesh bodice and train.

Pattern: Vikisews Ornella Dress. Ornella is a close-fitting evening gown with a waist seam and adjustable straps. The corset bodice of the dress features separate cups pleated at the bottom. The cups are supported with underwires. The front, back and side seams of the bodice feature rigilene boning inserted into applied channels. The skirt is bias-cut and flared toward the bottom. The front of the dress is floor-length while the back extends into a long train. The dress closes with an invisible zipper inserted into the centre back seam and topped with a hook-and-eye.

Sizing: 34 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 20, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements. Available in the online shop: Yes, PDF pattern.

 

Pascha's vintage gown

Features: black lace trim, underwire and tulle.

Pattern: Ann the Tailor - Rachel Dress.

Available in the online shop: Unfortunately not.

1 comment
Danielle Curran
Danielle Curran

Lovely listing of patterns—I think Pasha’s winner actually looks more like the Vivienne Blouse Pattern (sans sleeves) by Anna The Tailor with the addition of a full skirt rather than a ruffle. But both patterns are very similar. And she did an amazing job—all of them did!

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