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The Great British Sewing Bee 5x8 - Finale


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Hosted by Joe Lycett, The Great British Sewing Bee reaches itsdramatic denouement as the three finalists compete for thetitle of Britain's best amateur sewer. They take on a trio ofevening wear challenges. Bringing together a range of advancedsewing skills, from tailoring, to high-end designing anddelicate handling of luxury fabrics, perfecting evening wearis a pinnacle for any home sewer. Judges Patrick Grant and EsmeYoung begin by asking the sewers to follow the most complexpattern yet – a double-breasted waistcoat. Even if theymaster the multitude of intricate processes, the sewers facethe ultimate challenge of sewing blind, as the waistcoat mustbe stitched together inside-out, before one final,nail-biting reveal.Next it is the sewers' final chance to showoff their instinct for design in the transformation challenge,as they attempt to turn the domestic into the dramatic byrepurposing net curtains into exquisite, red carpet-ready,pieces of evening wear.Lastly, for the most importantmade-to-measure challenge of the competition, the sewersattempt to construct and fit glamorous strapless evening gownsfor their models, this time hand-picked for friends andfamily. Creating a unique, jaw-dropping gown using yards ofluxury fabric, suspended entirely from a fitted corset, willtake a feat of daring construction and their most precisesewing yet. Once the final stitch is in place and the catwalkis over, the sewers' friends and family, along with pastcompetitors, arrive to celebrate. But once the judges havemade their decision, there can only be one winner.

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