Wow! I think Episode 2 is even better than the first! All the talented stitchers seem to have settled into the pressure of sewing on TV
This week we saw the contestants making trousers! Phew that was a tough one
Those pesky zip flies! They proved really tricky. I know for many amateur stitchers, trousers are the the holy grail or nemesis of their sewing! Poor Lauren, she really did a great job on her trousers, it was just bad luck that she did the fly the wrong way round. She mistakenly looked to the trousers she was wearing, and did the opposite. Her trousers were jeans and as jeans are a unisex garment they always have a left fly facing:(
If you’d like to know how the zip fly instructions for most dressmaking patterns go together, watch my free video here
Who knew that patch pockets could be so creative? Yet again, I was blown away by how well the contestants rose to the challenge and got sooo creative. I loved mark’s Skull fabric pockets!
Blouses… Weren’t they great? Sewing a garment like a blouse in a luxury fabric like silk is a real challenge in JUST 6 HOURS….. I can’t believe how they all really pushed themselves. If it had been me i’d have picked a simple shell!
Clever Sandra picked a pattern that’s perfect to fit lots of shapes with loads of princess line seams, making it one of the easier styles to fit. And then she went and chose silk chiffon!!! She’s crazy, and very talented
Lauren went for an on trend Peplum blouse in delicious silk
I loved that Mark went for a traditional Blouson, using historical research as his pattern.
Ann chose a pattern that she had in her stash, that had to be traced. Ann has the patience of a saint, this technique drives me crazy.
Stuart picked a clever pattern, the angular lines and interesting details of his blouse belie the fact that fit wise , it’s safe! He did a great job, and it looked so lovely on his gorgeous model.