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Episode 2

Claudia Winkleman hosts a series in which some of the country's best home sewers are tested on their sewing and dressmaking skills in order to be crowned best amateur sewer by judges May Martin of the Women's Institute and Savile Row's Patrick Grant. In this edition, the six remaining contestants face three more challenges, including following a pattern for a pair of men's trousers. Tackling a fly fastening leaves most of the sewers baffled, but the second challenge - to add patch pockets to a high street skirt - produces some imaginative results. Finally the sewers create a made-to-measure silk blouse for their model. The slippery fabric is too much for two competitors, and they are eliminated from the programme.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 15 May 2013 09:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
ExpertMay Martin
ExpertMay Martin
ExpertPatrick Grant
ExpertPatrick Grant
Executive ProducerAnna Beattie
Executive ProducerAnna Beattie
Series ProducerSusanne Rock
Series ProducerSusanne Rock

How To...

How to make a cushion

Have a look at some of Judge May Martin's tips and 'How to' sections featured on the show