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Week 8 - The Final

This weeks final episode had us all wondering who was going to win, even the judges found it tough!
It was a close one but in the end Charlotte shone the brightest!

Great British sewing bee - Charlotte

well done to charlotte who won the great british sewing bee 2016! a dab hand with the alteration challenge!

The challenges set by the judges this week really put all three finalists to the test. First challenge of the week was to create a mens shirt with precision pintucks, the judges were looking for accuracy more than anything in this task. Secondly the sewers had to alter a mens formal jacket and turn it into a little black dress. The third and final task of the series, the hardest challenge throughout the weeks, to create an evening gown, the outcome was beautiful each sewer came up with something completely unique, using precise sewing, delicate fabrics, glitz and glamour.

Click here to catch up with the final episode on the BBC website.

This is our last week on our top pattern picks from the Great British Sewing bee! Safe to say we cannot wait until the next series, already!

Here we have selected some of our favourite evening wear sewing patterns for you to create something extraordinary using the finest of fabrics, to add a little glamour and sparkle into your wardrobe.  

Simplicity 1006 - 1940s hollywood inspired dress

Simplicity 1154 - multiway dress

McCalls 7320 

McCalls 7154

Vogue 1474

Vogue 1475

Click on images to take you to purchase the dress patterns.
Also remember to take a look at the Simplicity blog this week on the finals,
written by our very own Julie Bonnar.