After the resounding triumph of the first Great British Sewing Bee series and tie-in book, here is the fabulous follow up to excite the appetites of Britain's burgeoning sewers. At the heart of this new book is a fantastic selection of projects, with a core collection of wardrobe essentials, from a pencil skirt through an easy T top to a wrap dress, many of which have variations and alternatives so that the sewer can build on the capsule items. The tempting range of projects reflects the breadth of the TV challenges and includes menswear (such as a shirt and city shorts), a selection of designs for babies and small children (such as a onesie, dungarees and a little dress) and a chapter with more retro and glamorous garments (such as a prom dress and a 60s coat). With a brighter, more fashion-led selection of colours and patterns, inspiring photography, and a greater emphasis on the creative elements of choosing fabric and trimmings, this will be the essential purchase for everyone who bought the first book, and all who watch the new series.
Tessa Evelegh is a writer specializing in interiors and gardens. Following a career in magazine publishing, she became a freelance writer-stylist. She has written many books on interiors, garden style and crafts.