The Great British Sewing Bee - Sew Your Own Wardrobe
By Tessa Evelegh & Patrick Grant
Forewords and practical tips by Patrick Grant and May Martin
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781849494144
Size: 201 x 253 mm
After the resounding triumph of the first Great British Sewing Bee series and tie-in book, here is the fabulous follow up to excite the appetites of Britain’s burgeoning sewers. At the heart of this new book is a fantastic selection of projects, with a core collection of wardrobe essentials, from a pencil skirt through an easy T top to a wrap dress, many of which have variations and alternatives so that the sewer can build on the capsule items. The tempting range of projects reflects the breadth of the TV challenges and includes menswear (such as a shirt and city shorts), a selection of designs for babies and small children (such as a onesie, dungarees and a little dress) and a chapter with more retro and glamorous garments (such as a prom dress and a 60s coat). With a brighter, more fashion-led selection of colours and patterns, inspiring photography, and a greater emphasis on the creative elements of choosing fabric and trimmings, this will be the essential purchase for everyone who bought the first book, and all who watch the new series.
• This is the TV brand that revolutionised the perception of craft as a key subject
• Accompanies the second major primetime TV series of the same name on BBC2, now with double the episodes, 8 parts instead of 4
• The Great British Sewing Bee has already sold nearly 50,000 copies
• New, ground breaking format, containing 5 full-size pattern sheets with dress sizes ranging from 8–18, in response to market feedback
• Core collection of 25 fashion-led projects including women’s garments, menswear and clothing for babies and children
• Includes step-by-step instructions, key sewing techniques, advice on choosing fabrics and trimmings as well as expert sewing tips from May Martin to ensure success.
About Tessa Evelegh
Tessa Evelegh is a writer specializing in interiors and gardens. Following a career in magazine publishing, she became a freelance writer-stylist. She has written many books on interiors, garden style and crafts.
About Patrick Grant
Patrick Grant is the Creative Director of Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons and E. Tautz. Recipient of the British Fashion Council’s Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2010, he is renowned for his passion for clothing, craftsmanship and classic British brands.