GBSB6 - Read our exclusive interview with the third Bee to leave the show
It was a fun week on Sewing Bee as children filled the workroom, creative fancy dress and there were lots of giggles as Joe entertained the group.
To test the sewers dexterity, judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young kicked off the pattern challenge with a classic for any little girls wardrobe a smocked dress. The task required the sewers to combine tricky techniques, including making a bias binding and a Peter Pan collar, and, most difficult of all, creating a smocked bodice. Next, in the transformation challenge, the sewers let their imaginations run wild, turning sleeping bags into food shaped fancy dress. Finally, the Sewing Bee welcomes mini-models for the made-to-measure task, which is to make a pair of dungarees for a girl or boy. They had to be perfectly fitted but allow enough freedom of movement to play in. Sadly Fiona struggled this week and it was decided she would be the third Bee to leave the show.
Fiona started sewing as a little girl when her mother helped her make a rag doll. Sewing took a back seat until her 20s when she became a golf widow and needed something to occupy her time when her partner was on the course.
Motherhood gave Fiona the opportunity to make clothes for her three kids, and she moved onto all the soft furnishing for their home. These days she's a self-proclaimed selfish sewer who only makes for herself, which she does almost daily in her studio at the top of the house, with her beloved dog Coco by her side!