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Episode 7 Refresher

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Semi-finals have finally arrived for The Great British Sewing Bee! This week’s test is to see if you can undertake the knowledge of complex patterns and pattern cutting.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Japanese Inspired Pattern-Cutting:

As usual you have three challenges to undergo so let’s get started! The first task is the pattern challenge, and you have to create a flared skirt inspired by contemporary Japanese pattern-cutting. This entails unusual shapes to create asymmetric and aluminous yoked skirt.

You have 3 ½ hours and a few tips for this task is to stay away from fabric that frays and use weights when cutting your pattern to ensure your curved seams will be perfect. I would suggest going through our online shop to see our full ranges of fabric that will give you that clean cut. If unsure, try our amazing wool collection to keep it safe. Don’t forget to go onto our haberdashery to get yourself that invisible zip

Why not try these products for the task…

Plain Scuba Stretch Jersey

Invisible Zips

Thread[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]We Do Love Our Fabric:
The following task is all about fabric, fabric, fabric! Don’t hesitate so come and pick our your prefered fabric from our vast range of nylon to cotton and much more. This challenge is to get your designer instincts to burst out and create something from a completely blank canvas. Keep in mind the patterns you are trying to convey as you also need to focus on the striking silhouette which your very own shape. The task needs to be finished within 90 minutes and the rule is to have no waste so drapes will most definitely come handy in this challenge.[/vc_column_text]

[vc_column_text]From The Building Block To Inner Designer:
Final task is here for the semi-finals (if you’re competing along at home too), and for this task you are required to start with a complete blank ‘block’ and create a fitted garment of your choice. This is just the template of your design and it is your job to transform it into your own design, giving it that personal touch to really give a stamp on it. You have 7 hours so get rummaging in our online shop to choose your flawless fabrics and haberdashery! This task will really seek out your sewing capabilities and pays attention if you really have an eye to detail.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

To watch episode 7 of The Great British sewing Bee again, click here!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]With the finals round the corner, don’t forget to post your creations on our Facebook page and/or our very own Inspiration page to promote your creativity and socialise with your fellow sewers.

If you would like to show off your designs, post them on our Facebook page. Click the following link “Fabric Land Facebook Page” and see what others think or upload them here on our website and we will share them for you. Please follow this link to upload your designs to our website[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]