Week 2 - Working with slippery fabrics & sewing in miniature

This week the sewing bee focused on sewing for children sizes, but wheres the fun in that?
We have picked patterns to suit us adults!

We love Esme, she shoots from the hip with her sewing critic especially this week on the bridesmaids dress alteration.

We love Esme, she shoots from the hip with her sewing critic especially this week on the bridesmaids dress alteration.

Week 2

The first challenge was for the sewers to follow precisely a child's baby grow sewing pattern from stretch cotton jersey. The tough part was getting the poppers and gusset in the right place! The second half of the episode focused on working with slippery fabrics – possibly one of a dressmaker's worst nightmares. The sewers had to prove their skills by transforming a satin/chiffon bridesmaid's dress into something wearable for a boy or a girl. 

gbsb miniature week
garment of the week - week 2

 

Garment of the week

Angeline was won garment of the week again for her beautiful miniature children cape. With tartan godet and bow detailing. 

Picking patterns to suit you!

We're not keen fans of sewing clothes for children so we've decided to pick the perfect Simplicity patterns to help you create beautiful garments with slippery fabrics. We've put together a selection of pretty capes but in adult sizes. Visit the Simplicity blog written by our own Julie Bonnar to get more top tips to grips with slippery fabrics. 

Our favourite Pretty capes to go with every look!

pattern capes