Who else was wow-ed by the Sewing Bee contestants’ vintage blouses and coats last night?! I know I’d certainly struggle with those patterns! I’ve definitely been inspired to have a go at making my own short-sleeved blouse for spring though – a lovely Liberty cotton lawn would go perfectly with the sewing pattern used on the show…
If you fancy making a vintage blouse exactly the same as the one on the Sewing Bee, see if you can pick up a copy of the sewing pattern that they used: Hollywood Pattern 1087. The pattern envelope looks so lovely I’m not sure I’d want to open it!
For a similar, still-in-print vintage blouse pattern, try Simplicity’s 1590 retro blouse sewing pattern – it’s one I’ve had my eye on for a while and this GBSB episode has convinced me I was right to do so!
The contestants also made a round of outdoor, heavy, woollen coats. After seeing the Colette Albion pattern that was released recently, the idea of making a coat is looking more and more accessible.
Want to make the same coat as one of the Sewing Bee sew-ers? Here’s a little round-up of the sewing patterns that they used:
Lynda’s winning coat sewing pattern – Butterick B5824
David’s military coat sewing pattern – McCall’s 4745
Heather’s swing coat sewing pattern – Butterick B5716
You can also view my other Sewing Bee pattern round-ups at the posts below:
- Episode 1 – Sleeveless Top and Silk Nightgown sewing pattern
- Episode 2 – Men’s Pyjamas sewing pattern
- Episode 4 – Dungarees and Prom Dress sewing patterns