For the ones who don’t know The Great British Sewing Bee: It is like The Great British Bake Off, but then with making garments! I was able to watch a season on the Dutch television and I was sold. Even so much, that I was thinking about the program as something I would like to participate in (may there ever be a Dutch version of it). There used to be a television show like it on the Dutch television. Though it did not get as much views as hoped probably, since it was only on there for 1 season.
You might be wondering why? Since I love making fashion. On this website you don’t see a lot of the things I do next to my studies and the subjects I discuss here. Though I am also doing a lot with fashion making. For today’s article I would like to share with you, my plan for what to learn if I would participate in a program like The Great British Sewing Bee.
What Have I Made Already?
These are some examples of garments I already designed myself and made myself. Some are more experimental, but I also make a lot of wearable items. Though I feel like I sew well already, I also feel like I can learn so much more in techniques for example before I can say I am a great sewer. Therefore I feel like I need a plan.
.British Sewing Bee plan.
One making point can already be marked as done: sewing a blouse with collar. I always thought such items were so difficult that I didn’t want to burn my hands on it. But now I feel like I should take such actions if I want to become better.
Right now I am working on trousers with a fly and pockets. I made use of a regular pattern, though I am changing the look completely. The result will be made from a (thin) denim fabric for a new and cool look, together with some pattern changes regarding personal preference.
I also still want to make a coat! Some kind of trench coat or something more like a long blazer. For me, making a coat with lining is definitely a skill I can need if I want to participate and get far in The Great British Sewing Bee.
And there is of course more on my list. If you want to follow my journey, please feel free to follow me on Instaram!
I have always been dreaming of having my own fashion brand. Unfortunately I haven’t yet been able to complete this dream due to time constraints. I am sketching a bunch and next to that (as you can already read) I am also making a lot to practice more skills. Hopefully, one day I can show you my work here!
For now I think it is great to explore what I want to make and I think that I can start making in the near future. I just have to do it! Finding the guts and going for it. Maybe I am just afraid, since I have this plan on my own. And to everyone who wants to fulfill their dreams: don’t be afraid! And you can always contact me if you want someone to talk to.
Due to deadlines followed by some private events I have been away for a while, but I am back again!