It’s the final week of The Sewing Bee and we really can’t believe it’s all over, it seems like just last week we were tuning in for episode one. We can’t wait to see who wins the show and the same goes for the #GBSBsewalong so for the last time this season, it’s time for your sew along challenge.
For week eight, its an all out party dress bonanza! So get ready to create the perfect me made party-wear.
Head over to our Pinterest for some serious inspiration or scroll down to check out our picks for this challenge for the last time this season, you have one week, GO!
Ernest Wright 8” scissors – RRP £80
Instagram – @Ernestwrightltd
Our friends from Ernest Wright are back and they have a pretty exciting prize for one lucky winner. These 8″ scissors will be launching on the 15th April and this weeks winner will be amongst one of the first to own a pair.
The Makers Atelier – RRP £40
Instagram – @Themakersatelier
The lovely people over at The Makers Atelier have a stunning prize for one of these weeks winners. First up in the bundle is this The Keira Fogden Dress, part of the Design Studio collection – a series of designs commissioned from fashion students and graduates to encourage the craft of dressmaking. Plus a copy of their beautifully curated magazine jam-packed full of plenty of sew-spiration.
Sewists bundle – RRP £50
Next up is a mega pattern bundle from indie sewing brands Helens Closet and Wearable Patterns.
Wearable patterns is the vision of Aussie based sewist, Melyssa Cotton (best sewing name ever) she’s just launched her thrid pattern and so to celebrate will be gifting our lucky winner 2x patterns from her range.
Helens Closet is designed by founder Helen, who is based over in Vancouver, Canada. Her patterns are created for the modern maker and cater to all shapes and sizes – inclusive sewing at its best. She’ll include 3x patterns PDF patterns from the collection.
By Hand London Pattern Bundle and The Fold Line voucher – RRP £80
This is pretty exciting guys – to get you ready for next weeks highly commended prizes judged by the Charlotte from Sewing Bee, Elisalex of By Hand London and the lovely ladies from The Fold Line, we have a bundle of PDF patterns from By Hand London and a £50 voucher from The Fold Line – so you have no excuse but to get an entire new wardrobe ready for spring!
The Elsie Dress is the ultimate party dress from Sew Over It, nipped in at the waist with a full party skirt, this one will have you spinning around the dance floor all night long.
Best sewn in: Striking stretch cottons, brilliant brocades and dazzling jacquards. Cotton poplin, silk dupion, taffeta and even lighter soft furnishing fabrics
This beautiful broderie anglaise has us dreaming of summer parties – preferably on a yacht with lots of sunshine. We’d love to see this as a floaty midi like the Tilly and the Buttons Seren dress.
Get your wiggle on in the Etta Dress, a modern take on the classic 50’s wiggle dress. Get to grips with darts and a zip all using Tilly’s beautifully simple and easy to follow instructions.
Best sewn in: Medium weight, non-drapey fabrics, preferably with stretch for comfort. Try stretch woven cotton, sateen, triple crepe, crepe-back satin, ponte di roma or jacquard knits.
This luxury brocade makes us want to live in structured party outfits all day long. For the perfect me-made outfit, pair this pretty fabric with The Sew Over It Betty Dress.
Another summer party dress just dying to be made in tropical print fabrics, the Nina Lee Kew dress is also one of our favourites thanks to it’s many variations. From a simpler midi to an off the shoulder showstopper and even a skirt, this pattern will give you plenty of sewing mileage.
Best sewn in: light to medium-weight fabrics with some drape, e.g. rayon, viscose, crepe, linen blends.
Everyone loves a little red party dress and this beautifully soft viscose crepe is the one to make your me made dreams come true! We’d love to see this whipped up into a super sexy midi like the Nikko Dress, complete with spilt for all night dancing!