Saturday, 15 July 2017

Giveaway: Great British Sewing Bee Live

Few words cause more excitement in the sewing community than "Great British Sewing Bee" and there is certainly a buzz building again this year. I'm sure you've all heard that the show is taking on a new format and is going live, yes live, at the ExCel in London on 21st-24th September. 


The event looks pretty amazing with so much to try and fit in a single visit. A must see is the Super Theatre where Patrick Grant and Esme Young will talk tips for tailoring and dressmaking before a live sewing bee challenge takes place. Fancy trying a new skill and meeting some of the former contestants? Take a workshop! It'll take you time to narrow them down and I suggest reviewing them with a cup of tea. Want to add to your stash? You won't be short on choice as there will be over 200 of your favourite suppliers there including Girl Charlee, Guthrie & Ghani, Melissa Fehr, The Foldline and Tilly. A lover of Liberty prints? There's the chance to see some archive pieces from the 1930s through the 1970s. As if that wasn't enough they've also included  dressmaking drop in clinics to help you solve that issue preventing you finishing a piece and a made at home fashion catwalk! Check out the website for further details on all the offerings. 


So hands up - who wants to go?

I thought so. I'm pleased to be able to offer five pairs of tickets valid for a visit on the Thursday or Friday (pick the Friday and we can say hello!) To be in the running, leave a comment below telling me which part of the event you are most keen to attend. This giveaway is open until Thursday 20th July 2017 with the winners announced on Saturday 22nd. 

19 comments:

  1. I think I might be the only sewist who doesn't know about this! Wow! It looks amazing. I would love to see the fashion show and the masterclass/top tips with Patrick and Esme but also I think I might just break my self imposed fabric buying ban for a day...!

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  2. I'm so looking forward to this show! Haven't bought my tickets yet so to win a pair would be amazeballs ☺️☺️ I love Liberty prints, so I'm totally looking forward to seeing all the vintage pieces from before I was born ��

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  3. Ooh I'm excited by the workshops soo many options!!

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  4. I am really excited for the giveaway offer that will be helpful for me to have something good.

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  5. I really like the idea of a drop in dressmaking clinic! And so much inspiration to soak up. It would be great to win tickets.

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  6. Wow, I have so many UFOs that I could take to get advice on that one little blocking step. Would take the mother in law so that she can swoon over Patrick in person! 😂 She's my fabric stash enabler so we'd have to look at the offerings. Hmm, best take a big suitcase on wheels ☺️

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  7. always the shopping section! Hoping they'll have a great dressmaking selection

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  8. Oh yes please! Been waiting for hubby to get tickets for my birthday but think he's being a bit slack!

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  9. It would be my first sewing event, so ALL of it!

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  10. Would love to go! I'd love to do the masterclass with Patrick and esme! Great giveaway!

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  11. Bernadette Taylor.
    I am hoping to go to University in October to study fashion and as I am 71 years old it is very much a last ditch therefore tickets for this show would be a great start.

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  12. All the amazing fabric stalls that I expect will be there!!!

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  13. Eli would love to do some of the workshops. I love learning and the education side of thongs

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  14. Hmmm, Liberty archive prints or Patrick in person?! Very hard to choose 😉. I would love tickets to this 💕✂️

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  15. It's so hard to choose, but I think the most exciting bit would be the workshops - I love the opportunity to try new things and push my skills. Though the selection of amazing fabric stall will come a very very close second!

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  16. It all sounds fabulous but would particularly like to visit the dressmaking clinics to learn some tips on finishing a couple of recent makes.

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  17. Shopping, of course the shopping! Love to fondle and rummage through the beautiful fabrics. Also the archive and vintage pieces - and of course spotting some favourite sewists! Not decided yet on workshops...

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  18. Being able to shop so many amazing fabric suppliers under one roof, we pack the ones that are online or that I haven't visited before! I'd better start saving!

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