Things got a little colder in the studio (much like the weather here in Britain this week) as the bee's took on winter week! All jokes aside, they actually made some really cosy garments that almost have us ready to tackle the cold all over again...
Sewing Bee Style Guide - Series 7, Episode 7
The bees took on a classic in the pattern challenge this week... a flannel shirt. There were a lot of issues trying to pattern match plaid, but don't let that put you off - just go for something easier to pattern match if you want to!
I'll be honest - we have zero plaid flannels in our collection right now. But we do have these cute flannel designs!
Riley Blake Designer Flannels Baby Bears - Bears Grey - Flannel Fabric
Riley Blake Designer Flannels Baby Bears - Clouds Grey - Flannel Fabric
Riley Blake Designer Flannels Fossil Rim 2 - Dinosaurs Cream - Flannel Fabric
Cloud 9 Northerly Polar Bears Dark Gray Organic Flannel Fabric
Made to Measure Challenge
They went all out in the made to measure this week, making some knock-out dresses worthy of any Christmas party! There were an array of gorgeous dress shapes and styles, all made in luxe fabrics like velvet, satin and lace.
New Look N6680
New Look N6679
Megan Nielsen Floreat Dress
New Look 6571
New Look 6524
New Look 6447
Leopard Print Flocked Stretch Velvet Fabric
Navy Blue Stretch Velvet Fabric
Purple Leopard Print Jacquard Stretch Velvet Fabric
Petrol Leopard Print Jacquard Stretch Velvet Fabric
Embellished Embroidered Chiffon Fabric
Black Feather Jacquard Chiffon Fabric
Emerald Silky Taffeta Fabric
Sapphire Silky Taffeta Fabric
Bold Floral Silky Satin Fabric
Navy Corded Lace Fabric
Wine Heavy Corded Lace Fabric
Rose Gold Metallic Silky Satin Fabric
Soft Rose Micro Satin Fabric
Navy Micro Satin Fabric
Light Grey Micro Satin Fabric
Ivory Silky Satin Fabric
Black Silky Satin Fabric
Want to learn more about fabrics you see on the show?
If you're new here, you may not have seen that we have made our very own fabric sample guides
. They're a way to help you learn to identify different fabrics and how they feel and behave. The books include 52 samples of common fabrics, alongside useful info like composition, what to use them on and needle type required.