Great British Sewing Bee – series 7


What happened in Episode 3?

Ten remaining home sewers return to the sewing room for gent’s classics week and a does of Peak Blinders!

The Great British Sewing Bee S7 – Episode 3 – Serena – (C) Love Productions
Photographer: Production

Pattern Challenge – Headwear

Judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young kick off the Pattern Challenge with a gentle Sewing Bee first a test of tailoring with a baker boy cap. The cap requires perfect symmetry in its construction, a supporting brim and a snug fit to get that full Peaky Blinders look! The haberdashery was filled with suitable wool and other scrap fabrics.

What is a Baker Boy Cap

This is a soft tailored hat. Fuller and rounder version of flap cap and was the workingman’s uniform. It came back in fashion with the TV series Peaky Blinders and can also be called a newsboy cap. They were traditionally made from tailor’s offcuts.

Baker Boy Caps for you to sew:

Transformation Challenge


Next up was the transformation challenge; the sewers had to revamp and jazz up and convert second-hand men’s jackets and blazers into a garment for a woman. 

Made to Measure Challenge – Utility Jacket

The boys were back in town with male models! The Made to Measure challenge asked the sewers to make a casual utility jacket, which had a relaxed fit and included at least three pockets (everyone needs pockets right?).

Utility jacket for you to sew:

The results

Raphael won the Pattern Challenge (again!) as he went the extra mile and edged his cap. In the transformation, the winner was Serena for her placement of fabrics on her jacket (even though she said the transformation challenge wasn’t her thing!).

Garment of the week went to Farie for her beautifully fitted utility jacket. And sadly, Lawratu left the sewing room!

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