The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5
May 21, 2020 4:22 AM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

The eight remaining sewers return to the sewing room for lingerie and sleepwear week.
posted by ellieBOA (7 comments total)
Another episode where a sewer that you're sure will go home pulls it out of the hat in the Made-to-Measure!

You get some indication of how editing shapes the viewer's perception of a sewer's skills. Everyone seemed really surprised about Ali going home, but I never got the impression from the show that she was that amazing. It makes me wonder what's going on that we as viewers don't see.
posted by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on May 22, 2020

I'd love to see a version of this where the editing rules (i.e., what gets chosen to be shown) is selected by a known set of rules/algorithm, so that we could trust that we were getting a proportional sense of how much drama, indecision, boring work, etc. went into it.
posted by amtho at 12:01 PM on May 22, 2020

Ali got garment of the week in the previous episode though.

Someone on Ravelry said that a participant in an earlier series talked about how assistants have to crawl around to sort the machines, trying to keep out of sight.
posted by paduasoy at 12:43 PM on May 23, 2020

Also, 'sleep set' is a weird term.
posted by paduasoy at 12:44 PM on May 23, 2020

I just discovered this show this year and I love it, even though I know nothing about sewing. I love the vibe, which seems so old-fashioned. The music is great, the scenes of them eating breakfast are fun, and it seems even more relaxed and happy than GBBO, which surprised me.

Therese has saved herself a couple of times now. Just when you think she's out, she does something amazing. I loved that sleep set.

For non-UK people, you can get the shows every week on reddit on r/uktvland. That's also where you can find GBBO.
posted by ceejaytee at 7:54 AM on May 24, 2020

Have I missed the post for episode 6? Just watched it. There were some amazing winter dresses.
posted by paduasoy at 12:31 PM on May 30, 2020

Oops! Watched it then went to bed, episode 6 is up.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:22 PM on May 30, 2020

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