Great British Sewing Bee final anyone?

(51 Posts)
Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:03:22

I wamt Lauren to win!

Raahh Spain Tue 23-Apr-13 20:08:37

I've really enjoyed watching this. I can't sew at all, but my mum always sewed my clothes as a child. I like Lauren too.

BedHanger Tue 23-Apr-13 20:20:46

I like Ann. She is formidable!

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:22:37

I think it will be Ann that nails it

Raahh Spain Tue 23-Apr-13 20:26:47

Anne is pretty amazing- she is so accurate. Reminds me of my granny,who made my mum's wedding dress, and the bridesmaids dresses when dsis got married. She is a nightmare to go clothes shopping with- she inspects every seam!grin

expatinscotland Tue 23-Apr-13 20:28:09

Ann is amazeballs.

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:34:27

Hope Ann gets it; she is by far the most talented.

Wee bit disappointed that the producers seem to want Lauren to win...... Camera always on her.

Raahh Spain Tue 23-Apr-13 20:35:26

Ann's daughter is her doublegrin

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:41:31

Claudia says twirl and i say toil
i am confused.

expatinscotland Tue 23-Apr-13 20:48:15

They HAVE to recognise the technique Ann's using!

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:50:41

WORK that lace trend Ann!!!

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:51:46

Gah, Lauren's dress hideous

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:53:37

I like Lauren has the best dress.
I think Ann has it in the bag though.

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:54:56

Hmm, they want Lauren........

expatinscotland Tue 23-Apr-13 20:55:20

C'mon, Ann!

BedHanger Tue 23-Apr-13 20:56:07

Woohoo!

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:56:09

Noooo!

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:56:17

yEEEES!!!!

Well deserved

Raahh Spain Tue 23-Apr-13 20:56:22

Aww, well done Anngrin

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 23-Apr-13 20:57:06

She has been brilliant hasnt she and she's 81. Well done Ann!

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 20:57:20

Well done all of them though. I cant even take up a hem so i am really jealous of them.

Highlander Tue 23-Apr-13 20:57:27

BTW expat are you still making soy candles?

Have stuff you can have. I was rubbish and I'm using reeds now

buttercrumble Tue 23-Apr-13 20:58:09

Briiliant so pleased for Ann...

Raahh Spain Tue 23-Apr-13 20:59:01

I hope they do another series of this- and it's a bit longer next time.

Love the 'catch up 'bits

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 23-Apr-13 21:00:39

Well me neither All. DH has to do the hems and buttons in our house, anything more complicated goes to DMIL.

Loved the little catch up at the end.

Allthingspretty Tue 23-Apr-13 21:03:15

Yes they were all good!
Would save me a fair bit if i could. Even better would be if i could design amd make my own leather bags. Save me a fortune!

Selks Tue 23-Apr-13 21:07:04

Ann is amazing! grin

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Tue 23-Apr-13 21:14:04

Why is it not on Iplayer......... I need to see it!

TheFallenMadonna Tue 23-Apr-13 21:14:05

Ann had it in the (tastefully embroidered) bag from the off today.

Need to get out my sewing machine. I made loads of clothes for the DC when they were younger and I was a SAHM...

My mum is fabulous at dressmaking. She made me four ball dresses when I was at college, and my wedding dress, bridesmaid's dress and DH's waistcoat when we got married. She would have aced the last challenge today!

DontSHOUTTTTTT Tue 23-Apr-13 21:34:44

That was the right result. smile. Ann was amazing. All the finalists seemed like lovely women. I loved Ann's dress, it was so classic and beautifully executed.

The absolute best bit about this series was Sandra's accent. I want to be her friend just so I can listen to her all day long.

I hope the next series is a little longer.

Yay, was thrilled Ann won, I really enjoyed this series even though I cant sew (I would love too though). Hopefully they`ll make next series a little longer.

gaggiagirl Wed 24-Apr-13 08:15:03

The camera was never off Lauren last night if she won I was going to get mediaeval on the BBCs ass! Ann was a total legend I love her I especially loved the fact she pronounced elastic ELARSTIC legend.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 10:54:37

Lauren is matey with Tilly. Says it all, really. Tilly's an annoying silly little biatch.

expatinscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 10:56:13

Hell, yeah, I'm still making soy candles! Are you doing reeds the bamboo skewer, oil, voddy and essential oil way? smile

Davros England Wed 24-Apr-13 11:40:21

I think Ann deserved it but I was disappointed that her evening dress was short. It would have been even more fabulous if it had been long. Not that I'm a worthy critic!

expatinscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 12:54:58

Lauren's dress was ugly, too.

badguider Wed 24-Apr-13 12:57:20

I love it. Really good. I liked all three finalists and I LOVED the information they gave us about what they're all doing now - following their dreams, it's nice smile

And I think Tilly was a great designer, just not such a great sewer (and not under time pressure).

expatinscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 12:58:26

I think Tilly was a conceited little mare and Stuart a far better designer.

gaggiagirl Wed 24-Apr-13 13:09:05

Yeah Tilly didn't come across well and Lauren just cried all the time Sandra would be a good laugh on a night out I reckon.I need an Ann in my life.

yesbutnobut Wed 24-Apr-13 14:12:50

Anne totally deserved to win. I think they wanted Lauren to win - just like in Bake Off they wanted a younger person to win over Brendan who was probably the most reliable of bakers. Here though it was obvious Lauren just wasn't in the same league - her dress was really wonky at the back. Sandra's dress was too simple for a final but loved her bag. Great series!

gaggiagirl Wed 24-Apr-13 19:02:23

Yesbut- couldn't agree with you more I feel the beeb might be slightly ageist and bake off Brendan was amazing and a legend and was robbed.

superfluouscurves Wed 24-Apr-13 19:32:37

So pleased for Anne!

expatinscotland Wed 24-Apr-13 19:37:49

'Yesbut- couldn't agree with you more I feel the beeb might be slightly ageist and bake off Brendan was amazing and a legend and was robbed.'

They are totally ageist! It was so obvious they favoured Lauren, all the shots of her face and hands. YY, Brendan was robbed and Dany, too, both older.

SO pleased to see the judges chose the truly most talented person, Ann.

She was so lovely about it, too. Class, just pure class she is.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Belgium Thu 25-Apr-13 07:44:56

Ann struck me as ruthlessly competitive. She was genteelly furious when Lauren won the child's dress challenge because her straps were thinner. Clearly she knew she was the best sewer there, (how could she not know?) and that showed. However, there are worse things in the world than a desire to win a sewing competition, and I thought she was good telly and obviously the right winner.

I adored Sandra, even though I hated her taste and wouldn't wear any of her creations if you paid me. She was just such a lovely person. I liked her teasing Claudia for using technical terms.

gaggiagirl Thu 25-Apr-13 14:58:22

Lady Isabella your right you could tell Ann didn't like to lose also she didn't know where to put herself when Lauren had that little breakdown ooh she's formidable indeed.
Still she was a most deserving winner
I also fell a bit in love with Claudia I didn't used to care much for her til I watched this show.

expatinscotland Thu 25-Apr-13 15:40:08

Well, it was a sewing competition wink

Lauren simpered and cried too much. I wanted to slap her.

BiasBinding Thu 25-Apr-13 18:36:30

Agree 100% with expat. And I wouldn't be too convinced by the apparent dirty looks and sidelong glowering.....I reckon there was a lot of creative editing going on in that final.

Ann was the worthy winner and Lauren's constant blubbing did not make me warm to her

LadyIsabellaWrotham Belgium Thu 25-Apr-13 19:16:02

Maybe she was creatively edited but there were a load of shots of Lauren looking devastated whenever any of the others were praised. Not an attractive trait.

Still18atheart Fri 26-Apr-13 00:21:55

I think Ann deserved to win.

I have to say i liked Lauren's dress the best

Sunnymeg Fri 26-Apr-13 13:23:41

All of them knew dressmaking, but Ann knew a bit about tailoring as well. I wouldn't be surprised if she hasn't done a course in it at some stage. My Mum is a trained seamstress and the way she sets about tasks is very similar to the way Ann works. Sandra and Lauren seemed to be of the 'picked up dressmaking from my mum' school. Not that there is anything wrong with that!

arabesque Fri 26-Apr-13 13:40:03

I wanted Lauren to win although I really didn't like her last dress. She was far more creative than Ann who was actually terribly competitive I thought.
Expat, I didn't pick up any nasty traits from Tilly. She seemed perfectly nice and quite quirky.

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