With the recent royal birth (congratulations Kate!) I thought it would be fun to highlight something British. (and of course it's sewing related...I wonder if Kate sews???)
The Great British Sewing Bee is a BBC show that you can find on YouTube in the US. It takes home sewers and puts them through 3 competitions in each episode. Each week they have to make a garment following a pattern's instructions, do some kind of alteration, and then fit a garment to a live model.
It's real world sewing - the kind of sewing that you and I do all the time.
The thing I really love about it is that they break all the sewing basics down so anyone can learn and begin to understand more about the history of patterns, simple terms like 'bias,' and overall sewing concepts.
If you haven't heard of the show, I'd encourage you to watch it. I hope some producer somewhere in the US will grab onto that idea and bring it here. Project Runway is great, but this is a different, more approachable, type of sewing show.
Here is a link to each episode in YouTube. Happy watching! :) And a big thanks to Jenya from While She Was Sleeping for introducing me to this fun show!