9 Apr 2013
Great British Sewing Bee - episode 2 tonight on BBC2!
For all who have BBC 2, episode 2 of the Great British Sewing Bee contest airs tonight at 21.00 Central European Time! (GMT/UTC 20.00)
Trousers an slippery silk? I want to know everything about!
Episode 2 of 4
Claudia Winkleman hosts a series in which some of the country's best home sewers are tested on their sewing and dressmaking skills in order to be crowned best amateur sewer by judges May Martin of the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant.
In this edition, the six remaining contestants face three more challenges, including following a pattern for a pair of men's trousers. Tackling a fly fastening leaves most of the sewers baffled, but the second challenge - to add patch pockets to a high street skirt - produces some imaginative results.
Finally the sewers create a made-to-measure silk blouse for their model. The slippery fabric is too much for two competitors, and they are eliminated from the programme.