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The Great British Sewing Bee Series 9 - Episode 9 Recap

Oh, what a fabulously thrilling episode we had on the Great British Sewing Bee this week! The atmosphere was charged with excitement as the four semi-finalists delved into creating some marvellous utilitarian clothing. With a spot in the grand finale up for grabs the anticipation was simply off the charts, and I couldn't help but be on the edge of my seat throughout the entire episode. Beware spoilers ahead as we unpick this weeks episode. 


Pattern challenge

This week's pattern challenge was absolutely fabulous and definitely one of my favourites so far. They took on the classic trench coat – a coat that has its in military fashion but is a staple for many a modern wardrobe. From storm flaps to epaulettes, and that iconic double-breasted design, they had their work cut out for them!

The contestants totally nailed it! The creativity was on point, and we got to feast our eyes on some seriously stunning gabardine fabrics. Not to mention the water-proof ones, too! The sewing skills were off the charts, and you could really feel the passion and dedication in every stitch. It's moments like these that make the Sewing Bee so addictive to watch!


Transformation Challenge

There was some absolute magic that happened during the transformation challenge- it was a real test of imagination as the sewers were challenged to work their creative wonders with old cleaning products – yep, you heard that right! Cloths, rubber gloves, and even mop heads were transformed into the most fabulous and fashionable pieces you can imagine.

I have to say, Mia's rubber glove top was an absolute showstopper! It was so brilliantly crafted, and it just proves that fashion truly knows no bounds.

Made to Measure

The made-to-measure challenge was all about the oh-so-cool boiler suits. Can you believe that these suits, once just worn for stoking boilers, have now become a total sensation on catwalks and high streets alike? Fashion has truly taken a fabulous turn!

It wasn't just about those multiple pockets that are so practical and chic, but the real test came in making sure those boiler suits fit the models to perfection, especially around the crotch and bottom areas. And boy, did they rise to the occasion!

One standout piece that had everyone's jaws dropping was Asmaa's sparkly and glitzy boiler suit. Talk about wardrobe envy! The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail was incredible. But that's not all – the clip closures added such a clever touch, making the suits even more stylish and functional.

Episode Inspiration

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Blanca Flight Suit Plain Cotton Poplin Goldstream Peacoat Sail Away 
West Point  Thelma Water Proof Fabrics Sienna Maker Jacket

Garment of the Week went to Asma’s awesome sparkly jumpsuit. A design that had me itching to re-create!

We had to say farewell to Vicki who has done brilliantly these last 9 weeks and has brought some colour to our screens.

Next Week – The Final!

Sewing Bee Image Credit: BBC/Love Productions/­James Stack | Closet Core | Merchant & Mills | Thread Theory
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