Episode 3 of The Great British Sewing Bee 2022 aired at 9pm on Wednesday 11th May.

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The ten remaining Bees are tasked with sewing light and airy outfits for summer week.

Patrick and Esme kick off with a pattern for a stunning shirred midi dress with puff sleeves, inspired by the cottagecore trend. The sewists' shirring skills are put to the test to create this beautifully dramatic dress.

Next up it is of course the transformation challenge and what will the sewists be presented with? Garden hammocks of course! How on earth will they turn these outdoor fabrics into wearable summer garments in only an hour and a half? We'll have to watch to find out.

And then we're on to our favourite part of the show - the Made to Measure challenge! This week the judges want to see a top-and-trouser coord for a day in the sunshine. This could be a truly wonderful challenge, with lots of scope for the sewists to really show off their personality as well as their skills!

FREE Sewing Patterns Inspired by this Episode!

Amelia Tea Dress

This easy-to-make, vintage-inspired dress is the perfect day-to-evening pattern with a choice of two lengths of fluttery sleeve. The shirred waist panel means getting a great fit is even easier! Amelia will look great for a sunny day out in a pretty Tana lawn, or in a glamorous viscose or silk when attending a wedding or party.

Cool Summer Co-ord

Jump into summer with this fabulous free download! This set includes a coordinating pair of trousers and sleeveless top - perfect for warm summer days.

Free Summer Sewing Patterns

Easy PDF patterns for summer dresses, tops and skirts to download for free! Try these simple printable patterns for pretty ladies' garments, including plus sizes.


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This book includes the pattern to make a shirred sun dress, exactly the same as the one seen in Episode 3 of the show!


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