The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3
May 7, 2020 2:34 AM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Joe Lycett welcomes the ten remaining home sewers back to the nation’s most famous sewing room for children’s week.
posted by ellieBOA (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A history section! I like that the sewing history bits, more so than the baking and pottery ones, have so much to do with socio-economic issues and intercultural exchange.

I felt bad for the sewer who came in last in the first section - I think she was overconfidently working in home-sewing mode, where you can really take the time to make sure everything is perfect, and forgot that under the clock that isn't really an option.

I liked how much everyone seemed to enjoy the transformation challenge, and Esme's food blindness was hilarious.

Some of the musical selections are also hilarious, or any of a number of other words.
posted by trig at 6:01 AM on May 8, 2020

Yes poor Therese! Glad she brought it back in the next two challenges.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:46 AM on May 8, 2020

This was a really enjoyable episode, and I couldn't stop laughing at Esme's failure to recognise pizza and sushi.

The smocking challenge was great and I was also interested to hear the history of smocking and the appropriation of it by the upper classes. These days children don't wear smocked dresses because they're so expensive - all the work that goes into the ruching and embroidery is very costly. So it's true that it's probably only upper-middle-class or upper-class children who would wear them.
posted by essexjan at 3:14 AM on May 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

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