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The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC 2 ........

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catwithflowers Tue 02-Apr-13 20:21:11

Anyone watching?

herecomesthsun Tue 02-Apr-13 20:23:22

I was just commenting to DH that BBC2 seems to have turned into the WI. What next, flower arranging at dawn? And much as I like Claudia Winkleman, she seems an odd choice of presenter for this. I can't imagine her knocking up a dress out of her curtains!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 02-Apr-13 20:25:02

I'm loving it. I must dust off my sewing machine.

TolliverGroat Tue 02-Apr-13 20:25:10

There's a live thread!

MakesCakesWhenStressed Tue 02-Apr-13 20:25:41

I think it needs someone with a lighter touch than Claudia. The GBBO works because Mel and Sue are funny and don't take it too seriously. I'm also a little hmm by the slightly patronisjng way they're explainging the ultra-basics.

I mean, would the kind of person who's chosen to watch this really not going to know what an A-line skirt is?

catwithflowers Tue 02-Apr-13 20:25:45

Ooh, I quite fancy flower arranging ........ grin

catwithflowers Tue 02-Apr-13 20:26:29

Thanks Tolliver!!

hedgefund Tue 02-Apr-13 22:37:47

i really loved this, much much better than all the bloody cupcake/food/gardening/dancing programmes.

claudia is funny in it. i also liked the way they explained the basics (being totally ignorant of sewing) so one i will watch.

PotteringAlong Tue 02-Apr-13 22:38:55

I loved it too! More than I expected to.

5Foot5 Thu 04-Apr-13 13:32:50

I thought this was surprisingly good. I hadn't intended to watch it originally as I couldn't see how they would make sewing interesting and I don't normally like Claudia Winkelmann (think she is hopeless on the Film programme)

Anyway I put it on out of curiosity and got quite hooked. Not only that but even DH and DD were taking an interest! I will definitely be watching the rest and it has even made me start eyeing up my sewing machine and wondering if I should have another go. A-line skirts anyone?

(Last time I attempted a pair of trousers I found I had made a front leg and a back leg instead of a left and a right...)

Davros Fri 05-Apr-13 15:43:45

DD Nd I love anything like this (Kirsty anyone?) bit both intensely dislike Claudia. I haven't watched the film show since she got the gig and it used to be one of my favourite progs sad

ppeatfruit Sat 06-Apr-13 13:20:07

I'll watch it grin Claudia's good on Strictly IMO

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